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  • Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation

    Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation
    Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind. Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
  • Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'

    Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...
  • Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery

    Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full...
  • Growing body parts and improving prosthetics

     Growing body parts and improving prosthetics
    Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is used to hearing his work described as science fiction. Way back in 1999, he and his team grew bladders in a lab and successfully implanted them in patients with...
  • Walk-off victories

    Walk-off victories
    At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
  • Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants

    Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants
    Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
  • Northwestern students design penguin bootie

    Northwestern students design penguin bootie
    The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet. The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
  • Facing disabilities: How one story leads to another

    Facing disabilities: How one story leads to another
    The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg. I had interviewed...
  • Leader for architecture and design firm employs holistic philosophy to foster clients' creativity, comfort

    Leader for architecture and design firm employs holistic philosophy to foster clients' creativity, comfort
    Walking into a new corporate space her team designed in River North for Whole Foods Market Inc., Nila Leiserowitz pointed out a long lunch table visible from the front entrance instead of hidden in a back room.    The 36,000-square-foot space,...
  • Abilities Expo coming to Schaumburg

    Abilities Expo coming to Schaumburg
    Ella Straka, of Naperville, has her calendar marked for Friday through Sunday, when the annual Abilities Expo will land at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg. After attending the show last year, she looks forward to seeing what products and...