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Two Americans and an Israeli who mapped the precise structure of the ribosome -- the cell's critical protein-making factory -- won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday. Their independent work, published in 2000, provides fundamental information...
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Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber,...
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
Culture clash. That may be the first impression of "Fallen Star 1/5," an astonishing installation by Do Ho Suh at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists From Korea,” a major exhibition...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFlame-retardant chemicals found in many household consumer products may reduce fertility in women, researchers reported Tuesday. Their study joins several other papers published in the last two years suggesting that the chemicals, polybrominated...
Los Angeles TimesIn a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on: Testosterone: "Older men ....
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The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesEven if you're the kind who never reads a review before heading to the car lot or the movie theater, you probably want to know how your hospital stacks up before you walk through the door. You definitely wouldn't want to find out after the fact that...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"Split state" used to sound simple to me, as though it were 50-50, North versus South, nice tidy halves. But Missouri wasn't just split in the Civil War. It was shattered. Rifts ran through every level of society all over the state — through...
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Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77. The...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesCollector Without Walls Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best Sara Campbell Yale University Press: 496 pp., 2,250 illus., $65 Of all the eccentricities attributed to Norton Simon, his lack of interest in publishing scholarly books about his art...
Tags: Human Interest, Arts and Culture, Painting, History, Book
Associated PressBarry Zorthian, a U.S. diplomat who left his mark on U.S. policy in Vietnam as a forthright and often combative press spokesman in the early years of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 90. Zorthian died Thursday in a Washington, D.C., hospital, his son...
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