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  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
  • Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children

    Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children
    It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
  • Why greed may offer an evolutionary advantage

    Why greed may offer an evolutionary advantage
    Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
  • Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says

    Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says
    The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
  • James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony

    James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony
    James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76. The cause was...
  • Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist

    Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist
    The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013

    Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013
    Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions. A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
  • John P. Quimby dies at 77; as assemblyman, helped create parks

    John P. Quimby, a former state assemblyman who helped create hundreds of California parks by writing legislation that allowed cities to require developers to donate land for recreational use, has died. He was 77. Quimby, whose political career began...
  • 'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life

    'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life
    A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...