| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:24 PM
People in Salem are hoping to raise a lot of money on Saturday. It's all going to the Leffler family whose 13-year-old son is battling cancer.
A.J. Leffler's story began last February when he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. In the last...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:23 PM
SAN DIEGO - Brain tissue from deceased NFL star Junior Seau has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for study to determine whether his brain suffered damage from his football career, the San Diego County medical examiner said Thursday.
| Feb 3, 2012
Sue and Ben Erickson thought they were prepared after learning that their baby could be born with physical or mental disabilities. An ultrasound during the 36th week of pregnancy revealed an excess of cerebral fluid on the unborn infant's brain, but the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:17 PM
This was supposed to be a special year for Johnstown native Jessica Ambroe.
The former Ferndale Area High School student would have been in her senior year and planning for college. She would have learned to drive and danced at proms.
However, in 2009,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Maher and Dr. Changho Choi looked at brain imaging on a computer screen that until recently would not have told the complete story.
Both researchers modified the settings of an MRI scanner to track the protein levels associated with a...
| Feb 13, 2012
Tumors form deep in the recesses of the brain and now researchers have found a chink in the armor of a specific tumor--anaplastic aligodendrogliomas--with a genetic mutation called co-deletion.
Shanae Jennings was diagnosed with a high grade brain...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Torrey Smith’s doing it. Dane Cook’s doing it. Your esteemed representatives in the Maryland House of Delegates are probably doing it, too.
“Zaching,” Zach Lederer’s defiant strongman pose in the face of two brain tumors...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:14 PM
On March 25, 2006, in Iraq, a mortar shell exploded near Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson blowing him backward.
He landed on his head and neck.
The explosion caused a traumatic brain injury, but at the time, medical personnel thought it was a concussion that...
| Feb 20, 2012
If you ask Emma Anders about the number five, she'll tell you that it's red. She'll also tell you that five is a mischievous, self-centered brat — like a kid throwing a temper tantrum at a party.
"Two is yellow, three is purple, four is an...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Living with epilepsy can be arduous if symptoms aren't well-controlled. For some people, that means medication. For others, it may mean surgery. But despite a recent study showing that epilepsy surgery can be highly effective in the long term, just a...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
HAMPTON — Joanna "Jojo" Sibert lolls on her mother's lap, her body pressed into its contours. She lets one leg drop to the side, the only departure from an otherwise seamless melding of the two. A soft Mona-Lisa smile flickers across her face as her...