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  • Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?

    Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?
    At the center of a dispute over whether a Texas hospital can keep a brain-dead woman on life support is a 21-week-old fetus. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband, Erick, discovered her lying unconscious on their kitchen floor in the...
  • Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher

    Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher
    Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Texting, dialing while driving raise crash risk, study confirms

    Texting, dialing while driving raise crash risk, study confirms
    A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone...
  • Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research

    Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research
    The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication
    Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence,...
  • UCSF chancellor resigns to head Gates Foundation

    UCSF chancellor resigns to head Gates Foundation
    Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the medical-oriented UC San Francisco since 2009, is resigning to become chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a charity that has been active worldwide on health issues. Desmond-Hellmann will leave...
  • UC San Francisco chancellor resigns to head Gates Foundation

    UC San Francisco chancellor resigns to head Gates Foundation
    Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the medically oriented UC San Francisco since 2009, is resigning to become chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the extremely well-funded charity that is active worldwide on health and poverty...
  • More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds

    More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds
    Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey. The Monitoring the Future survey,...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School¬†$24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths,¬†from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • L.A. lunch trucks rolling out healthier options

    L.A. lunch trucks rolling out healthier options
    Guillermina Villa is famous for the seafood she prepares at El Pescadito Tacos y Mariscos, a lunch truck that has been serving customers for more than 25 years near the intersection of Compton Avenue and 62nd Street in South L.A.'s Florence-Firestone...