| Jul 6, 2009
It's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
| Oct 16, 2006
IF you think of your brain as a car, the sleekest, fastest machine you'll ever own is a 20-year-old brain. It accelerates effortlessly and handles sharp turns with ease. It never stalls.
Whether you use that Maserati between your ears to actually go...
| Oct 14, 2009
Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, the chief interpreter for American prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, has died. He was 86.
Sonnenfeldt died Friday at his home in Port Washington, N.Y., of complications from a stroke, said his wife, Barbara.
| Dec 10, 2009
Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....
| Jul 24, 2006
Many of us are, shall we say, rather haphazard sunscreen users -- a fact that makes dermatologists apoplectic.
But, in this era of evidence-based medicine, three nagging questions remain: How much do we really need to worry about skin cancer? How tightly...
| Jun 22, 2009
Philip D. Curtin, a historian of the African slave trade who after World War II was a leading figure in reviving the neglected field of African history, has died. He was 87.
Curtin, who was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1983, died June 4 of...
| Jun 27, 2009
Hermien M. Lee, a Beverly Hills nutritionist who taught her no-nonsense approach to eating right to a variety of stars including Ann-Margret, Joan Lunden, Suzanne Somers and Robert Wagner, has died. She was 92.
Lee died of heart failure June 18 in...
| Mar 9, 2009
Dr. Robert Winslow, a UC San Diego researcher who was one of the pioneers in the development of artificial blood, died at his home Feb. 2 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 67.
Winslow also had climbed Mt. Everest and worked briefly at a...
| Mar 10, 2009
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The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction whose lectures and films have been leading tools in recovery programs for more than 40 years, has died. He was 84.
Martin, himself a recovering alcoholic, died Monday of heart...
| Sep 11, 2009
William Trombley, a veteran journalist and education analyst who wrote for Life magazine and The Times during a five-decade career, died Sunday at a Davis hospital. He was 80.
Trombley had respiratory and other problems and died after a heart attack in...
| Mar 17, 2009
Millard Kaufman, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "Bad Day at Black Rock" and the co-creator of Mr. Magoo who waited until he was 90 to become a first-time novelist, has died. He was 92.
Kaufman died of heart failure Saturday, two days after his...