| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Scientists have discovered the last blood meal of a 46 million-year-old female mosquito, and isolated a little fragment of the protein in it, too.
The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A man was ordered held on $350,000 bail Sunday and accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's young relative after DNA evidence left on the child's clothes linked him to the crime.
Rodney Jackson, 29, whose birthday is this week, was charged with...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:46 PM
New DNA evidence has linked a suspected kidnapper and rapist to the death of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found in a Redlands orange grove, police said Thursday.
Sylvia Marie Flores was last seen alive at a San Bernardino gas station shortly...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Bison bones, pieces of flint, fire-cracked rocks and small pieces of pottery are all that's left of a American Indian tribe that once roamed this area's land about 800 to 1,000 years ago.
Although there's little that remains of this group of people who...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics has reached a deal to sell its marquee stem-cell drug, the first to win government approval, for up to $100 million.
A subsidiary of Australian company Mesoblast Ltd. has agreed to pay $50 million for...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
An Aurora man who was tied to a 15-year-old double murder partly through DNA evidence found on a beer bottle was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Jaime M. Diaz, 36, faced a mandatory sentence of natural life after he was found guilty earlier...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
She died without a name, so small her body barely filled a picnic cooler abandoned beside a highway. Officials called her Baby Hope, hoping it would be temporary, something to use until her real name came to light.
It took more than 22 years, but...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:36 PM
A funeral has been set for a murdered Maywood toddler after DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a body found on a bank of the Des Plaines River.
After four months, DNA testing confirmed that the body found in the Des Plaines River was Bryeon...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city.
A week after DeSalvo’s body was...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:01 PM
While the Supreme Court’s decision to forbid patents on human genes knocked out Myriad Genetics' long-guarded patent on two genes linked to breast cancer, the Utah-based company’s stock still rose soon after the news broke. That bit of...