| Oct 22, 2010
| 10:33 PM
On the cover of his new book, Francisco Ayala is sticking a banana on a fork and asking: Am I a monkey? He asks five other straightforward questions about evolution — laying out for the general public the most commonly discussed topics surrounding...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 8:35 PM
Dr. Arnall Patz, a Johns Hopkins University physician who discovered and eliminated a major cause of blindness in children, died Thursday of heart disease at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 89.
The director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Aiming to cut down on the high number of premature births across the nation, a new program will offer words of advice for pregnant women in a place that will be hard to miss: on their cellphones.
The free text messages will be sent every week and will...
| Apr 28, 2010
For 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...
| May 14, 2010
Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75.
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Dec 27, 2010
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...
| Jan 2, 2011
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 8:04 PM
Edmund Shea Jr., a venture capitalist who co-founded Shea Homes, one of the nation's largest for-profit home builders, has died. He was 80.
Shea died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at his home in San Marino, according to spokesman Aaron Curtiss.
| Aug 27, 2010
Martin Ernest Dannenberg, who as a young World War II Army sergeant discovered a copy of the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws, one of Nazi Germany's most infamous documents, died Aug. 18 in his sleep at his home in Guilford, Md. He was 94.
| Sep 30, 2010
Robert C. Truax, a retired Navy captain and pioneering rocket engineer whose adventurous projects included working with daredevil Evel Knievel and building a rocket in his backyard, has died. He was 93.
Truax died of prostate cancer Sept. 17 at his...