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  • 2 Americans, Israeli share Nobel Prize in chemistry

    2 Americans, Israeli share Nobel Prize in chemistry
    Two Americans and an Israeli who mapped the precise structure of the ribosome -- the cell's critical protein-making factory -- won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday. Their independent work, published in 2000, provides fundamental information...
  • Mildred Cohn dies at 96; chemist applied physics to problems of biology, earned National Medal of Science

    Mildred Cohn dies at 96; chemist applied physics to problems of biology, earned National Medal of Science
    Mildred Cohn, a chemist who overcame both religious and sexual prejudice to make major contributions in applying physics to problems of biology, died of respiratory failure Oct. 12 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. She was 96. Refusing...
  • Brian H. Mason dies at 92; scientist known for study of meteorites, moon rocks

    Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92. Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
  • Emil L. Smith dies at 97; biochemist advanced protein research

    Emil L. Smith dies at 97; biochemist advanced protein research
    Biochemist Emil L. Smith, who pioneered the process of determining the structure of proteins, played a key role in bringing UCLA's department of biological chemistry to national prominence, and led the first scientific delegation to China, has died. He...
  • Ralph F. Hirschmann dies at 87; pioneering chemist

    Ralph F. Hirschmann dies at 87; pioneering chemist
    Ralph F. Hirschmann, the leader of one of two teams that first broke through the seemingly unbreachable wall between chemistry and biology by synthesizing an enzyme -- a key component of life -- in the laboratory, died June 20 at his home in Lansdale, Pa....
  • Dr. Edwin G. Krebs dies at 91; Nobel laureate co-discovered fundamental cell processes

    Dr. Edwin G. Krebs dies at 91; Nobel laureate co-discovered fundamental cell processes
    Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, the University of Washington Nobel laureate who co-discovered the mechanism by which a wide variety of processes are turned on and off within cells and thereby led to an explosion of knowledge about how cells grow, change, divide and...
  • Ionic foot baths have Achilles' heel

    Ionic foot baths have Achilles' heel
    Leslie H. of Phoenix recently wrote to us with the following question: "Do ionic foot baths really remove toxins through the feet? I'm skeptical." Skeptical? You've come to the right place. Ionic foot baths are a "detoxifying" treatment that have become...
  • Deadly UCLA lab fire leaves haunting questions

    UCLA's Molecular Sciences Building was mostly closed for the holidays on Dec. 29 as research assistant Sheri Sangji worked on an organic chemistry experiment. Only three months into her job in the lab, the 23-year-old Pomona College graduate was using...