Stranger Than Fiction.
Just interviewed best-selling author (and fellow Canadian) Malcolm Gladwell. We discussed his latest book, Talking to Strangers, which details why we humans are lousy at correctly assessing each other's characters, and the often tragic consequences such misreadings bring. This is a cover feature for WebMD's upcoming "Innovations" special issue, and I can think of no better thinker to serve as cover star. I'll post the story when it goes live September 1.
Just interviewed a leading spinal cord injury researcher for an upcoming feature and learned about the promise of epidural stimulation implanted near the base of the spine, where all the "circuitry" for standing and walking is located. This innovative therapy is literally helping people with complete motor paralysis to get back on their feet. So very exciting ... watch this space for my story. Until then, learn more by checking out the Reeve Foundation's Big Idea blog.
I spoke with MS patient Ann Romney about the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, which she and husband Mitt established in 2014 to fund integrated, innovative research on MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, and brain tumors. This approach is yielding widely applicable results. Read my story in the April issue of Brain + Life (formerly known as Neurology Now).