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Called

Based on true events that span six decades, Called (JRS Books, 2021) tells the story of Dr. John Schmidt and nurse Clara Schmidt, Kansas Mennonites who relocated to South America to open a leprosy clinic. Set against the backdrop of … Continue reading

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The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge has co-authored a new book about fellow BC grad Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. Frates, a former BC Baseball captain, was … Continue reading

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Life with a genetic disorder

A thought-provoking collection of 16 essays—edited by Boston College Associate Professor of English Amy Boesky—offers first-hand, powerful accounts of life with genetic disorders. In The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), contributors shed light … Continue reading

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Fighting cancer

Despite gains in research, diagnosis and treatment, cancer killed 571,000 Americans in 2011. In his new book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried offers an expansive review of the metabolic theory of cancer, from its … Continue reading

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