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Wired: Local students experiment with brain stimulation

Wired: Local students experiment with brain stimulation

To the average person, the stack of nondescript black baseball hats with wires poking out the top and electrodes on the underside of the dome might look a science project.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana leads Head Health Challenge

The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

What do these three things have in common: boxing, nausea and contusion? Had this article no headline, this might prove to be a riddle of great merit. However, all three of these have some connection to minor traumatic brain injury, more commonly known as a concussion.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

Can you imagine waking up and not remembering your own son or daughter? Well, that was the case with both of my grandmothers. They had Alzheimer's, a neurological disease that affects the brain and causes those afflicted with it to slowly and increasingly forget.

August 05, 2013 11:20 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

April 15, 2013 12:00 am
Snapshots of everyday life

Snapshots of everyday life

Window washer Nathan Welch wipes a Blackbird Cafe window during a foggy winter afternoon in Valparaiso.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Mental abuse changes kids' brains, study finds

Mental abuse changes kids' brains, study finds

Kids who suffer psychological damage undergo brain changes that render them less able to control their aggression as adults, according to a study published this week by Swiss researchers.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Bret

Remembering Bret

Bret Laczynski's mother Lisa Hood looks at a Cubs balloon along with other of his favorite Cubs gear on his bed at her home in Chesterton. Bret passed away May 25 after a ten-year battle with brain cancer.

August 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Remembering Bret

Remembering Bret

Bret Laczynski's SELF School graduate cap sits on his bed at the home of his mother, Lisa Hood, in Chesterton. Bret died May 25 after a 10-year battle with brain cancer. He was allowed to graduate early from SELF School after doctors said he did not have long to live.

August 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Remembering Bret

Remembering Bret

Bret Laczynski's mother, Lisa Hood, stands in his room adorned with Cubs memorabilia at her home in Chesterton. Bret died May 25 after a 10-year battle with brain cancer.

August 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students Joe Rizo, right, Malik Thompson, left center, and Ricky Short launch catapults filled with water balloons at their teacher, Chris Sojka, during a Museum of Science and Industry Summer Brain Games camp Friday in the school parking lot.

July 13, 2012 3:07 pm
Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Kenneth Kemp, a student at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, makes a catapult Friday during a Museum of Science and Industry Summer Brain Games camp at the school.

July 13, 2012 3:07 pm
Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Joe Rizo, 14, of Whiting, puts together a homemade catapult Friday during the Museum of Science and Industry Summer Brain Games camp for students at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology. Students launched various objects to learn about trajectory and levers.

July 13, 2012 3:07 pm
Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Angelina Mendoza of the Museum of Science and Industry works with Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students Friday during a Summer Brain Games camp.

July 13, 2012 3:07 pm
Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Chicago museum helps Hammond students fight summer learning loss

Nathaniel Feliciano, a student at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, launches a ball from his homemade catapult Friday during the Museum of Science and Industry Summer Brain Games camp.

July 13, 2012 3:07 pm
New leash on life

New leash on life

Rob and Renee Henderson's dog, Peyton, was given a second chance at life by neurosurgeons at Purdue University and the Univerity of Minnesota after receiving free surgery and treatment for a brain tumor.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
New leash on life

New leash on life

Rob and Renee Henderson's dog, Peyton, was given a second chance at life by neurosurgeons at Purdue University and the Univerity of Minnesota after receiving free surgery and treatment for a brain tumor.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
New leash on life

New leash on life

Rob and Renee Henderson's dog, Peyton, was given a second chance by neurosurgeons at Purdue University and the Univerity of Minnesota after receiving free surgery and treatment for a brain tumor.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
New leash on life

New leash on life

Rob and Renee Henderson's dog, Peyton, was given a second chance at life by neurosurgeons at Purdue University and the Univerity of Minnesota after receiving free surgery and treatment for a brain tumor.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
Bret Laczynski, Ernie Banks visit

Bret Laczynski, Ernie Banks visit

Chicago Cubs' Hall of Famer Ernie Banks 19-year-old Bret Laczynski at his home in Chesterton February 28. Bret has been a Cubs fan his entire life and has been battling various forms of brain cancer since he was 10.

May 21, 2012 3:47 pm
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