| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:22 AM
State environmental conservation police have been alerted to the possible presence of one or more hybrid wolf-dogs in the Long Pond area in North Stonington and Ledyard that have recently attacked at least two horses, bitten a bicyclist and threatened a...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 11:42 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age?
ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:27 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Sometimes it takes a little while to absorb the lessons of South by Southwest Interactive, the massive technology festival that concluded two weeks ago after five days of outsized parties, panels and weirdness.
The festival drew 32,798 participants,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Imagine that your child is born seemingly normal, but by age 1 or 2 her or she has mental and physical disabilities. By 3, the child has epilepsy and is virtually vegetative.
This phenomenon, known as Progressive Cerebro-Cerebellar Atrophy (PCCA),...
| Mar 20, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Asked about the recent rash of elbow injuries around baseball, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti jumped back as though stabbed with an electric cattle prod.
"No way, no way I'm not talking about that," said Righetti, waving his...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Chandra Wilson, who stars as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," knows what it's like on the other side of the prescription pad. And she knows what it's like to advocate for an ill child. Her 20-year-old daughter has long struggled with...