| Dec 28, 2009
| 10:02 PM
Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, the University of Washington Nobel laureate who co-discovered the mechanism by which a wide variety of processes are turned on and off within cells and thereby led to an explosion of knowledge about how cells grow, change, divide and...
| Oct 9, 2010
I can't hear the word "plastics" without thinking of "The Graduate." When the film was released in 1967, plastics may have represented the future, but today we're faced with the past — what to do with all those used wrappers, bottles and...
| Jan 18, 2010
"Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped."
Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off,...
| Oct 23, 2010
Retired dental surgeon Gene Schklair used to concentrate on giving people a nice smile; now he concentrates on giving art patrons something to smile about.
Schklair gave up cosmetic dentistry to become a full-time sculptor. His whimsical, life-size...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
| Oct 25, 2010
The FDA has told the makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Lorcaserin that it will not at this time approve the marketing of the medication, citing concerns about its marginal effectiveness and about cancers that occurred at higher-than-usual rates...
| Oct 31, 2010
Razorbill: 456 pp., $17.99
After 13 books that have netted her as many bestsellers and a hit TV show that is now in its fifth season, "Bones" author Kathy Reichs once again gets forensic with her latest, only this time...
| Oct 31, 2010
San Francisco has a way of grabbing hold of its visitors and taking them for an incredible ride, whether they're dangling off the side of a cable car or maneuvering the steep hillside curves of Lombard Street.
But that doesn't mean they want to feel as...
| Mar 19, 2011
Peter Wood, 81, a Stanford University professor of medicine whose research helped decode the effects of diet and exercise on human health, died March 3 in Palo Alto of bile duct cancer, the university announced.
In a pioneering study published in 1977,...
| Oct 30, 2010
Not a short story, not quite a novella — wasn't that a Britney Spears song? — the oxymoronic long short story is an underemployed literary form. (For argument's sake, let's say the long short story ranges from 30 to 60 pages.) F. Scott...
| Mar 27, 2011
Fuller, plumper lips can be achieved by numerous methods, with varying degrees of permanence, without resorting to implants or fillers.
Lip-enhancing colors and glosses line the shelves of beauty stores. They're popular because, for well under $20,...