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3 posts from August 2006

24 August 2006

Bringing the Brain of the Child with Autism Back on Track (Cerebrum - 24 August 2006)

Cerebrumhead_smAn article that I co-authored with Dr. Diane Chugani appears in the online journal Cerebrum.  The piece is about autism and how new research in molecular neuroimaging can help find new ways to treat the disorder with critically timed drug interventions. 

(To read a .pdf of the article, click here).

07 August 2006

Understanding, Lost and Found in Translation (The Washington Post - 7 August 2006)

Washpostlogo_1 My essay, "Understanding, Lost and Found in Translation" appears today in the Style section of the Washington Post. 


Alittle less than a year into my husband's tour of duty with the Army in Germany, I lay in a bed in the KreiƟsaal (labor ward), hoping to delay our baby's birth as long as possible.

As I pulled books from the bag of distractions that my husband had brought to help pass the time, I found I had to brush a fine dusting of sand from each cover. The bag had been unused since his deployment to Iraq, its pockets still coated with the unintentional souvenir of a year I'd rather forget. By the time I wiped the fifth book clean, the baby decided he had had enough of life on the inside and switched residence to an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit...

(To read the rest of the essay, click here).

02 August 2006

Fine Stein (Dispatches - National Geographic Traveler July/August 2006)

Florence_1 My ultra-short about the Augustiner Keller biergarten appeared in the [World Report] Dispatches section of the July/August issue of National Geographic Traveler. 

Fine Stein.  A less touristy alternative to Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus biergarten is Augustiner Keller, near the train station.  It's got great beers, a full menu, and a patio that fools you into thinking you're in the middle of the Black Forest.