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  • Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science

    Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science
    While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times. But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington. Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...
  • Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment

    Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment
    A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday. The 44-year-old surgeon contracted the virus while treating...
  • 'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'

    'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'
    One of the supposed strengths of academic publishing is its reliance on a peer-review process. Someone writes a paper or collates research and others in the field assess the work for validity, accuracy and intellectual rigor before a journal publishes it....
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Enhanced Ebola screening begins at New York's JFK airport

    Passengers arriving from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began undergoing enhanced screening Saturday before being allowed through immigration at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the first of five ports of...
  • Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire

    Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire
    Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities. The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...
  • future date without time [chi-test-mike-story-7]

    Scientists have published a new map of gene variations that influence the risk for various brain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s. More than 200 researchers & testers involved—in Project ENIGMA–(for Enhancing Neuro Imaging...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...