| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:56 AM
As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5.
Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old. "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements.
Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Skin Is In: Miley Cyrus strips down to her birthday suit for Marc Jacobs' and Robert Duffy's "Protect the Skin You're In" charity T-shirt campaign, WWD reports. The shirts, emblazoned with a black-and-white photo of Cyrus posing in her altogethers, with...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:18 AM
As I was leaving the house this morning, I caught a brief "Today" show segment about a bunch of people who shaved their heads to show solidarity for a leukemia patient. Although this thoughtful gesture of support is hardly novel, what made it noteworthy...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Two months after being turned away, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Amgen will pay $125 per share for the outstanding shares of Onyx, the two companies said Sunday.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:26 AM
With two years of experience at the state meet, St. Charles North runner Nathan Klair aims to make a final state run. The incoming senior helped the North Stars earn second place at sectionals last season, and posted a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds at...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
After being spurned on its first try, biotech giant Amgen Inc. is said to be close to a $10.5-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
In June, the Thousand Oaks company made an unsolicited offer of $120 a share for Onyx, which is...