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Oliver Sacks Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2015

The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”

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Influential Cancer Biologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 24, 2015

Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.

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Computer Science Pioneer Dies

By Amanda B. Keener | August 21, 2015

John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.

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Esteemed Cancer Surgeon Dies

By Amanda B. Keener | August 12, 2015

Carolyn Kaelin, a breast cancer surgeon, survivor, and advocate has passed away at age 54.

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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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Pioneering Obesity Researcher Dies

By Amanda B. Keener | July 31, 2015

Jules Hirsch, who described the link between body weight and metabolism, has died at age 88.

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Renowned Paleontologist Dies

By Amanda B. Keener | July 16, 2015

David Raup, whose contributions to paleontology fundamentally changed the field, has passed away at 82.

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Eminent Virologist Dies

By Amanda B. Keener | June 18, 2015

Emerging-disease researcher Richard Elliott has passed away at age 61.

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Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur Dies

By Kerry Grens | June 11, 2015

Austen Heinz, who founded Cambrian Genomics to custom print DNA and had grand ideas about designing organisms, has passed away at age 31.

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Biochemistry Pioneer Dies

By Tracy Vence | June 3, 2015

Irwin “Ernie” Rose, who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation, has passed away at age 88.

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