| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research will be an official charity for the 2014 L.A. Marathon.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Marathon will feature the popular "Stadium to the Sea" route from...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
What if we lived in a world where the weak were really strong, and all of our disadvantages could easily become advantages?
In his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," bestselling writer Malcolm Gladwell...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.
The study by researchers...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar confirmed Monday that his 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is being treated at Children's Hospital.
Huizar made the disclosure in response to queries about why he missed several...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Examining the molecular profiles of tumors from 12 different types of cancers, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health-backed Cancer Genome Atlas said Thursday they had found striking similarities between tumors originating in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87.
Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:29 AM
A terminally ill 2-year-old boy died just two days after serving as his parents’ best man at their wedding in western Pennsylvania.
Logan Stevenson, whose inclusion in Saturday's ceremony won his family well-wishers and admirers from across the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday night in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday.