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South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

World / Offbeat Dec 23, 2018

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the growth. Musa Manzini's guitar-playing helped guide the medical team in their delicate task while preserving neural pathways, said ...

World / Offbeat Dec 6, 2018

Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights

A 9-year-old boy has thrown his first snowball — legally — after a battle to overturn a century-old ordinance banning snowball fights in the small Colorado town of Severance. Dane Best said he decided to take on local authorities and persuade them to change the ...

Removing 'zombie cells' deters Alzheimer's in mice

World / Science & Health Sep 20, 2018

Removing 'zombie cells' deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead but toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice that are designed to mimic Alzheimer's slows neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against ...