| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
City of Hope, an independent hospital and medical research center, has selected the director of Northwestern University’s cancer center as its first provost and scientific director.
Dr. Steven T. Rosen will guide the scientific direction of the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Could the oldest profession be losing its customers?
Fewer men say they have ever paid for sex — or been paid for it — than a few decades ago, according to a nationally representative survey. But scholars and activists are divided over...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Thanks to a $100-million donation, UC San Diego will be creating a new clinical center to study how the use of stem cells may help cure or alleviate leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, officials announced...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:06 PM
For scientists building devices that would allow the paralyzed to interact with their environment (as well as those wishing to understand the workings of the brain), it's important to understand that using two virtual arms is a more complex proposition...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:29 PM
While today’s scientists can scrutinize subatomic particles and explore distant galaxies, the inner workings of the brain remain largely mysterious. The ambitious BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Whether the country music stars who’ll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they’re certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close.
The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Congressional sequestration budget cuts have reduced federal grants and delayed research projects, restricting the nation’s ability to innovate and grow, according to a survey of organizations representing 300 research universities.
| Nov 17, 2013
In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...