New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain's nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Now Yale University researchers have developed a way to picture synapses in living brains.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating whether the Zika infection of a woman in the Miami area could be the first transmission of the virus from a mosquito bite in the continental United States.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press