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AAAS Fellowship Decision Criticized
Bob Grant | Dec 11, 2015
The chemist charged with felony labor code violations following a 2008 lab fire that killed a research assistant was recently named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow.
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015
Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.
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.