| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
There's a growing gap between what grocery shoppers think they know about their food and the reality. Those tomatoes with the evenly rich red color that look ripened to perfection? They were bred to avoid showing streaks of green, a result of genetic...
| Oct 14, 2012
Proposition 37, the ballot measure mandating the labeling of genetically modified food that is also known as the "right to know" initiative, is narrowly running ahead of the opposition, according to the latest opinion polls.
But even if the measure...
| Apr 24, 2012
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Fighting cancer has never been easy. But new research — much of it being done in Southern California — is pointing toward a future in which patients will receive precisely targeted treatments that are more effective and have fewer side...
| Sep 13, 2012
The yards of dank tubing in our midsections form a complex, amazing and absolutely pivotal foundation for human health. And the more that scientists come to appreciate this, the more they anticipate that future medical discoveries will come from the lowly...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Mar 5, 2013
Donald A. Glaser
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 5:15 PM
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The approval opens the door to a whole new approach to cancer therapy, adding...
| Mar 10, 2012
The last time I saw Carl Guardino, the head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, he was in a wheelchair after a biking accident encounter with some skateboarders. The wheelchair is probably the only form of transportation Guardino doesn't like. He...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Latin America Venezuela: Several Latin America leaders past and present are coping with cancer, although Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez may have the most serious case of all...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Fred Claire, the general manager of the Dodgers' last World Series championship team, said Wednesday that he has joined an investment group interested in buying the team. Claire said he has worked since July with Ben Hwang, a onetime Dodgers......