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Sometimes, you can tell a lot about a show based on its audience. In addition to drawing an inspiringly big, deeply attentive crowd to Royce Hall to close out the first season for the newly named Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (and new...
Tags: Nirvana (music group), Entertainment, Dave King, Music
Re "Who should own DNA? All of us," Opinion, May 12 Marcy Darnovsky and Karuna Jaggar seem unaware of what a patent actually grants. It is not ownership but a limited (in scope and time) property right. Patents are essential for innovative biomedical...
Most court cases involving patent law are corporate battles, with one company suing another for infringing on its intellectual property rights and, therefore, profits. Big companies fighting over big money can seem painfully irrelevant, especially when so...
Things aren't going so well for Matt Lauer lately. The once-beloved "Today" host has taken a beating in the media, sparked by the awkward departure of co-host Ann Curry from the NBC show. Last month, the New York Times ran a front-page story...
Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
Tags: Social Issues, Henry Winkler, Adoption, Family, Social Services
The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
Among those in Long Beach for TED 2013 this week is Larry Brilliant, former head of Google.org. Brilliant was an influential epidemiologist and technologist whose life and career was altered in 2006 when he received the TED Prize. The TED Prize was one...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Gunmen shot and killed a police officer assigned to safeguard a polio vaccination team in the northwest city of Mardan on Tuesday, the latest in a pattern of attacks that have jeopardized efforts to rein in the disease in the...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The stakes are high for France: the lives of four French children, their parents, a relative and nine other French hostages being held by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Nigeria and Mali. But France, entrenched in a war in...
Tags: Niger, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Mali, Entertainment, Al-Qaeda
Bill Gates may not be involved with the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Corp. anymore, but he's still got plenty of opinions about the company he founded nearly four decades ago. "There's a lot of things like cellphones where we didn't get out in...
Tags: Steve Ballmer, Charlie Rose, Xbox, Microsoft Surface, Bill Gates
Another day, and no news that Mike Piazza has blamed Jonas Salk for polio. Not a word that Jack Nicholson is the core problem for the Lakers, Sandy Koufax is the cause of Clayton Kershaw’s hip problem, that Walter Cronkite was actually on the grassy...
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