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January 4th, 2013
10:53 PM ET

High court to tackle baby Veronica adoption dispute

Editor's note: In an interview on AC360, Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with an attorney, Paul Clement, representing the adoptive parents.

A custody battle involving the "best interests" of a 3-year-old Cherokee girl will be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court, an issue spanning the rights of adoptive parents and the desire to preserve Native American families within tribes.

The justices announced Friday they will hear an appeal from Matt and Melanie Capobianco, who legally adopted little Veronica in 2009, shortly after the birth mother agreed to give up the child. Oral arguments in the case will likely be heard in April with a ruling by late June.

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January 4th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

Doctors cannot document patients' gun use

The NRA lobbied for a provision in the Affordable Care Act to bar doctors from collecting data about patients' gun use.

 

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January 4th, 2013
10:43 PM ET

Lawyer: Steubenville photo out of context

Walter Madison, a lawyer representing Ma'lik Richmond, who is accused of rape, talks about his client and evidence in the Steubenville, Ohio, case.

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December 27th, 2012
12:44 AM ET

Former president's condition 'guarded'

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why the ICU is the best place to keep an eye on President H.W. Bush's condition.

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December 18th, 2012
10:17 PM ET

Gupta: Asperger's not linked to violence

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the connection between Asperger's syndrome and planned violence is a myth. The topic has stirred debate since the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

December 18th, 2012
01:11 AM ET

Inside the brains of violent killers

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses research about people with mental illness, the role of medication and how families struggle.

December 15th, 2012
02:24 AM ET

Trauma for school massacre survivors

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the kids who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting could experience PTSD.

December 10th, 2012
10:17 PM ET

HIV helps young patient fight cancer

Doctors used a disabled form of HIV to reprogram a child's immune system to kill her cancer. Emma Whitehead had been battling leukemia for two years and has now been in remission for seven months thanks to the groundbreaking medical treatment.

"Different to using chemotherapy to achieve those goals, you take out some of the body's immune cells and you basically reprogram them. You put some genetic material into them that teaches the cells to attack that cancer," says Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "They're using a sort of deadened form of the HIV virus to transport that genetic material into cells."

The experimental procedure was developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, and they've tested it on 12 patients so far with varying results. The $20,000 price tag is cheaper than a bone marrow transplant.

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November 28th, 2012
10:38 PM ET

Revealing new photos of Einstein's brain

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what researchers learned about Albert Einstein from examining newly discovered photos of his brain.

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October 31st, 2012
02:52 PM ET

Premature baby evacuated during Sandy

Hundreds of patients had to be evacuated from NYU Medical Center during the storm when the hospital lost power and backup generators failed. The staff had to stabilize and carry people down flights of stairs using only flashlights to illuminate their path. Babies and infants on ventilators were helped by nurses hand-pumping air into their chests.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta was given exclusive access to the NICU at The Mt. Sinai Hospital, where 10 babies were transferred from NYU. He reports on a baby girl, Emma, who weighed only 2 lbs. when she had to be moved about 70 blocks from NYU Langone Medical Center. Her parents found out their child needed to be evacuated when they were watching one of Mayor Bloomberg's press conferences on T.V. But they lost power, and were stuck in New Jersey desperate to be with Emma.

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