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BOSTON — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93. Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham...
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, died Saturday in Seattle of heart disease. He was 92. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
Ministry of GossipEtta James is suffering from chronic leukemia and considered terminally ill, according to her doctor. Etta James is best known for songs including "At Last" and "Tell Mama."...
Nation NowBone marrow transplant: The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to allow compensation to people donating bone marrow cells harvested from their bloodstreams....
Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....
Dr. Ernest McCulloch dies at 84; he and research partner were first to isolate and identify a stem cellDr. Ernest McCulloch, who with biophysicist James E. Till was the first to isolate and identify a stem cell, opening the door immediately to bone marrow transplants and eventually to what researchers believe will be a host of treatments for a broad...
'Style Celebration' with 'Desperate Housewives' costume designer Cate Adair will offer jewelry with a heartAll The RageCate Adair, the costume designer responsible for dolling up the cast of "Desperate Houswives," is going to be dressing for a different kind of success on Saturday, with plans to bring her style savvy from Wisteria Lane to Long Beach......
Opinion L.A.Compensating marrow donors has the potential to save lives while at the same time doing no harm. We ought to see, under medically supervised conditions, if it will work. Our patients, quite literally, cannot afford to wait....
Top of the TicketFull text and selected excerpts of Judge Roger Vinson's federal court decision declaring the new healthcare law unconstitutional....
Shannon Tavarez Young actress in 'Lion King' Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old girl who starred on Broadway in "The Lion King" and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, died Monday at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. She...
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Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...
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