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  • People on the move: Industry recognitions for Lori Hartglass, John h Genovese, Gerald F Richman

    Finance Tatiana Eyzaguirre has been promoted to senior vice president and private client managing director for BankUnited in Fort Lauderdale. Most recently she was vice president and sales hub manager for Weston and parts of Sunrise. Raphael Garcia was...
  • Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data
    Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over. NIH Director...
  • Peter Thiel wields political influence on GOP

    SAN FRANCISCO Peter Thiel has built and funded some of the most successful Silicon Valley startups, but the influence he wields in politics may be the cornerstone of his next legacy. Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and billionaire tech investor, has become...
  • Droughts likely to be new normal for California

    Whether viewed from a dry-as-dust ground level or from a sky-high planetary perch, the ongoing drought in California is remarkable. As this slow-moving meteorological disaster intensifies, burning forests, fallowed agricultural fields and critically low...
  • Attorney seeks reversal of 'brain death' ruling for Jahi McMath

    An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath has asked an Alameda County Superior Court to reverse its January finding of brain death, and says medical tests have shown that she is demonstrating brain activity. The case involves the 13-year-old girl who...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • How does Stanford's Nobel winner illuminate dark cells, revealing life and death?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Molecules are busy actors on the cellular stage, gathering and dancing to create life and trigger death. But they had been too tiny to see in action, a frustrating scientific impasse until three scientists, including Stanford University'...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79. He died...
  • A new look at why surgical rates vary

    WASHINGTON Several years ago, a California study showed that a half-dozen elective surgeries were being performed far more often in Humboldt County than they were in the rest of the state. The procedures included hip and knee replacements,...
  • Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to galvanize global efforts to halt climate change, said the co-founder of a group that works with investors....