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Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...
Tags: Cancer, Jack W. Szostak, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Education, DNA
Los Angeles TimesFor the first time in a quarter of a century, researchers have identified a new treatment for diabetic macular edema, a potentially blinding disorder that affects about 1 million Americans, researchers said Tuesday. The treatment uses a drug called...
The premise: Annie (Jennie Garth) is a waitress, a widow and a mother with a big problem. Her 6-year-old daughter, Taylor (Dannika Northcott), is steadily losing her eyesight. By the time we meet the young girl, she can see only bright colors and vague...
Think saccharin is unsafe? You may want to think again. Saccharin was first identified as a hazardous, potentially cancer-causing chemical by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1970s. But since that time it has slowly been exonerated by state and...
GreenspaceIt’s graduation season, which for many schools means that it’s also prime time to show off their dedication to sustainability. In New York, The New School decorated with local and seasonal flowers, while Pace University printed its programs on...
Babylon & BeyondEgyptian authorities have arrested an American-born law student, who reportedly is doing an internship at a nonprofit organization in Cairo, on charges of being an Israeli spy. Ilan Chaim Grapel, 27, was detained Sunday in Cairo on “suspicion of...
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
L.A. Times Tech BlogYou may not know it, but the weather in outer space can be pretty nasty. Solar storms can knock out cellphone satellite constellations, black out power grids and even endanger high-altitude aircraft. So getting a real-time read of the situation up there...
Brand XCharlatans and con artists have laid claim to its power for centuries. In science fiction, Jedi knights call it âthe Force,â and the mind-bending X-Men (and Women) are old hats at it. It is the stuff of fantasy. Now, that fantasy of harnessing th...
Culture MonsterFor several years, the USC Thornton School of Music's strings department has held mock orchestral auditions to give students a taste of life in the professional world. But, says adjunct professor Margaret Batjer, there was always something missing —...
Last week, after the brutal beating of a Giants fan in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot, Los Angeles and San Francisco officials issued a public plea for more "civility and common decency" among sports fans. In January, the shootings in Tucson in which six...
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