| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:06 AM
Dale Lloyd II had already lifted weights with his teammates when he took the field in the Texas heat for what would be the final workout of his life.
It was Sept. 24, 2006, the day after the Rice football team suffered a humiliating 55-7 loss to...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:04 AM
As a young graduate assistant at Florida State, Terry Bowden remembers what defensive line/linebackers coach Chuck Amato used to tell players before the Seminoles' infamous mat drills.
"Just remember, gentlemen, the body is a wonderful machine. You...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Lexy Becker woke up to an early Eastersurprise Saturday morning after going to sleep in her own bed for the first time in seven months.
Lexy, who has been in Minnesota since September for her leukemia treatments, discovered that her backyard and front...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A middle-aged man goes to see his doctor, complaining of a host of vague symptoms: He's lethargic, somewhat depressed and feeling a little anxious about his manliness.
Could he just need a boost of testosterone, the vital sex hormone produced by the...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult.
| Sep 29, 2012
When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author.
The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Let's take a momentary break from animal subjects to talk about plants.
Let's pretend you're an alfalfa plant in the middle of a central South Dakota field. Dry conditions have made it tough on you and your brethren lately.
The first part of the...
| Jul 18, 2012
Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells.
Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Bloodtransfusions. Saline injections. Back-dated prescriptions and tipoffs to coming tests.
Former teammates of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong recounted a wide range of techniques used to beat the sport's drug-testing regimen to investigators from the...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Children may choose to become vegetarian for many reasons: cultural norm, a relative or friend is a vegetarian, weight loss, health reasons, concern about animal rights, etc. But what if you’re concerned your child may not get the proper nutrition...
| Apr 24, 2012
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...