Stories by Malcolm Ritter

Monday, April 6, 2015

Brain scans could help spot concussion-related disease, study shows

NEW YORK - A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study ...
By Malcolm Ritter

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants tested against diseases

Some companies and academic labs are pursuing "pharming" to create medicines and vaccines against such targets as HIV, cancer, the deadly Marburg virus and norovirus, known for causing outbreaks ...
By Malcolm Ritter

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Once infertile, woman gives birth after surgery

A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue they treated in a lab, researchers report.
By Malcolm Ritter

Monday, March 18, 2013

Group calls for more caution with concussions

When athletes are suspected of having a concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say.
By Malcolm Ritter

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Low risk of heart incidents found for marathoners

NEW YORK - It's dramatic news when a marathon runner collapses with no pulse. Now a big study finds such calamities are rare and usually due to a pre-existing heart problem.
By Malcolm Ritter

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Ancient man wasn't the 'Flintstones'

NEW YORK - Scientists have pieced together most of the DNA of a man who lived in Greenland about 4,000 years ago.
By Malcolm Ritter

Monday, Jan. 30, 2006

Brain scans used as lie detectors

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Picture this: Your boss is threatening to fire you because he thinks you stole company property. He doesn't believe your denials. Your lawyer suggests you deny it one more time ...
By Malcolm Ritter
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