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  • Nobel winner Joseph Murray dies; performed first successful kidney transplant

    Nobel winner Joseph Murray dies; performed first successful kidney transplant
    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.
  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge
    When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics. The minimally...

    Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health

    Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health
    A fascinating, if disconcerting, fact: More than 100 trillion so-called good bacteria thrive in or on the human body. A sizable chunk of them maintain residence in the human digestive tract. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their human host,...

    Genetics to determine cancer treatments

    Genetics to determine cancer treatments
    The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors. And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...

    Fighting diseases with genetic therapy

     Fighting diseases with genetic therapy
    Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...