| May 2, 2010
| 7:20 PM
Rarely in life do the personal and professional become the bittersweet blend that Stan Nelson and Carrie Miceli experience every day.
At work, the medical researchers at UCLA painstakingly delve into the genetic underpinnings of Duchenne muscular...
| Apr 17, 2010
Though allergy sufferers in some pockets of the country are having a miserable April, experts dispute the notion that trees across the nation are producing record-high amounts of pollen this year.
Pollen counts in some regions are certainly nothing to...
| Dec 9, 2010
Seitan Wellington, it's what's for dinner this holiday season. At least it is if you're vegan, interested in becoming vegan, trying to balance your meat-heavy diet or just hanging around in the Spork Foods kitchen. Founded four years ago by sisters...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 12:04 PM
A failed anti-rejection drug got a new purpose and a new lease on commercial life Wednesday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication fingolimod -- to be marketed as Gilenya -- to slow the progression of disability in multiple...
| Nov 11, 2010
The long narrow plate arrived at her table, and, like any good food blogger, Shauna James Ahern paused to take it all in: roasted red piquillo peppers — plump with a lentil stuffing — alongside graceful strands of quick-pickled green beans and...
| Jan 30, 2011
It's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start.
But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 3:21 PM
It was thrown together in a hurry, only aimed to protect against one strain of influenza, and arrived on the market well after the novel flu virus had gained a foothold in the general population. But last year's vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu, in...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:02 PM
Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system.
Diagnosed in 2007 with pancreatic cancer, which usually kills...
| May 15, 2011
Most people do not know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at each of the forms the disease may take.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune process in which the immune...
| May 30, 2011
If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?)
But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
| Oct 31, 2011
You wouldn't last very long without oxygen. But just as rust slowly eats away at a nail, oxygen can age your body. As your cells use this vital element, they produce free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage your tissues and add wear and...