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  • Pilot Season: First look at CW's 2010 pilots

     
    Editor's note: Over the next several days, Show Tracker will cover the pilots under contention for the fall season at the five broadcast networks in the following order: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. (Yes, it's alphabetical.) The CW is......
  • New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

    New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds
    Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV. In a series of clinical trial results, a new...
  • On the Offensive Against an Array of Suspected Foes

    "Never treat a war like a skirmish. Treat all skirmishes like wars."   --L. Ron Hubbard The Church of Scientology does not turn the other cheek. Ministers mingle with private detectives. "Sacred scriptures" counsel the virtues of combativeness....
  • Dr. David A. Kessler

    Born: 1951 Birthplace: New York Career Highlights * Dean, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, September 2003 to December 2007 * Dean, Yale University School of Medicine, July 1997 to June 2003 * Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration,...
  • The danger of DNA: It isn't perfect

    In 2004, a New Jersey prosecutor announced that DNA had solved the mystery of who killed Jane Durrua, an eighth-grader who was raped, beaten and strangled 36 years earlier. "Through DNA, we put a face to the killer of Jane Durrua, and that face belongs...
  • George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis
    Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • The withdrawal of drug-company money

    The withdrawal of drug-company money
    In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been repeatedly (and rightly) excoriated for its shameless efforts to promote its products: Freebies handed out to doctors as inducements to prescribe particular drugs. Studies underwritten by drug...
  • Leonard Apt dies; UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist was 90

    Leonard Apt dies; UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist was 90
    During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong. Unless a vision...
  • Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers

    Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers
    When Michael Crichton was attending Harvard Medical School in the late 1960s, he had a secret life that he kept hidden from his fellow students: To pay his tuition bills, he began writing paperback thrillers in his spare time under two pseudonyms. He...
  • Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist

    Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist
    Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a nationally recognized leader of the anti- abortion movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, has died. She was 84. Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge, Mass., said Anne Fox, president of...