He used to run several times a week. He could barely stand now.

When Ahmed read that this formerly healthy man suddenly had trouble walking, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) was the first thing that came to mind. It’s an autoimmune disorder: Antibodies, often triggered by an infection, mistakenly attack healthy cells and confuse them with the invaders they’re there to control. Cells targeted in GBS are cells that form …

‘Commando’ Review: Mickey Rourke, Still Standing, Barely

“Commando,” an extraordinarily grim, ostensibly action thriller, is distinguished by a clumsiness that even reaches the ground. The protagonist, a PTSD dedicated agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration, played by Michael Jai White, lives with his family in a house sitting on an unusually barren wasteland. Directed by Asif Akbar, the film was shot in …

‘Commando’ Review: Mickey Rourke, Still Standing, Barely

“Commando,” an extraordinarily grim, ostensibly action thriller, is distinguished by a clumsiness that even reaches the ground. The protagonist, a PTSD dedicated agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration, played by Michael Jai White, lives with his family in a house sitting on an unusually barren wasteland. Directed by Asif Akbar, the film was shot in …