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Latest Karl Herrup Stories

2012-04-02 15:55:54

Rutgers scientists think they have found a way to prevent and possibly reverse the most debilitating symptoms of a rare, progressive childhood degenerative disease that leaves children with slurred speech, unable to walk, and in a wheelchair before they reach adolescence.

2010-12-15 14:45:36

Karl Herrup thinks that the national research effort to understand Alzheimer’s disease has gone about as far as it can go with its current theories.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.