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Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.
UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case
Bob Grant | Oct 28, 2014
The University of California paid about $4.5 million to private law firms over six years defending a UCLA chemistry professor from felony charges relating to his employee’s death.
Research Boat Sinks, Two Die
Kerry Grens | Oct 15, 2014
Several dozen researchers and crewmembers aboard an oceanographic research vessel survived capsizing near Taiwan.
Global Air Quality Crisis
Bob Grant | Mar 26, 2014
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 7 million people died in 2012 due to air pollution, making it the number-one environmental risk on the planet.
For Whom the Biomarkers Toll?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 27, 2014
Study finds that a handful of biological indicators can predict a healthy person’s risk of dying within five years.
Signs of Consciousness in Dying Brains
Chris Palmer | Aug 13, 2013
A brief burst of brain activity with the neural signatures of consciousness follows cardiac arrest in rats.
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 24, 2013
A head-to-tail wave of blue fluorescence signals the death of a nematode worm.
Particulates from Coal Shorten Lives
Kate Yandell | Jul 10, 2013
A policy to provide Northern Chinese residents with free coal for heat ended up reducing their life spans.
Girl with Synthetic Trachea Dies
Bob Grant | Jul 9, 2013
After receiving a bioengineered windpipe, which was seeded with her own stem cells, the 2-year-old has succumbed to complications from a recent surgery.
Isolation Harms Health
Kate Yandell | Mar 25, 2013
Being socially isolated could increase death risk in the elderly even if they don’t feel lonely.