Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
The UCLA ophthalmologist worked to combat blindness in underserved communities.
Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies

The UCLA ophthalmologist worked to combat blindness in underserved communities.

The UCLA ophthalmologist worked to combat blindness in underserved communities.

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Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 7, 2019
The Creighton University researcher discovered the genetic basis of hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2019
The Howard University surgeon was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and mentored thousands of medical students.
University of Georgia Entomologist Marianne Shockley Dies
University of Georgia Entomologist Marianne Shockley Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | May 15, 2019
The young faculty member was active in outreach and teaching.
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard Dies
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard Dies
Ashley Yeager | Apr 15, 2019
The Nobel laureate revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
The former Columbia University professor’s early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments.
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 4, 2019
A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
The Columbia University geochemist is credited with popularizing the term “climate change” and his research shaped the modern understanding of water circulation in the ocean.
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2019
The marine scientist was renowned for his passion for exploring waves, marine life, and the way Earth’s largest bodies of water affect the planet’s climate.