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  • Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist

    Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist
    Dr. Paula Marie Pitha-Rowe, a Johns Hopkins virologist whose research on cancer and the body's immune response to HIV added to the understanding of how those diseases work, died of a heart attack March 5 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Tuscany-...
  • With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching

    With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching
    It started with wanting to build a bar code reader to identify zebras in Africa by scanning their unique stripes from afar. More than five years later and led by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Tanya Berger-Wolf, scientists from three American...
  • Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years

    Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years
    Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: About $250 million. How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly). No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn...
  • Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?

    Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?
    The blue crab is an iconic species in the Chesapeake Bay, but it isn't exclusive — its range runs from the Caribbean and parts of South America on north to Cape Cod in Massachusetts. But in the past few years, blue crab have been spotted even...
  • Menopausal whales lead the group, study says

    Menopausal whales lead the group, study says
    What does an ocean-going titaness do after she has the lost the ability to bear young? Well, for starters, she goes on living--sometimes past the ripe old age of 90, while male killer whales over 50 are dying off in droves. Throughout the animal...
  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...
  • Physician assistants: Adding a personal touch to patient care

    As a physician assistant working at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center's Department of Gastroenterology, Angela G. Peterson usually has just 20 minutes to see each patient, but at the end of their time together, most thank her warmly. "I...
  • Sea turtle nest already spotted in South Florida

    Sea turtle nest already spotted in South Florida
    A female leatherback turtle weighing hundreds of pounds crawled onto Singer Island one night last week, becoming the first known sea turtle to lay eggs in South Florida this year. Nesting season officially begins March 1, when seasonal lighting...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • Lake County expands culling program to thin its deer herd

    Lake County expands culling program to thin its deer herd
    Lake County's efforts to preserve local ecology by controlling the deer population has spread — following the animals — into more forest preserves in the system, and the effort has led to a deer cull tallying more than 200 this year. Based...
  • Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos

    Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos
    Months after turning up looking sickly and suffering from mange, Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion and unofficial mascot of sorts is looking much healthier. In new photos released by park officials Thursday, the mountain lion also known as P-...