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  • Altadena-based group has its eye on wildlife-rich Cottonwood Canyon

    On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees hide a rich biodiversity of life. An old wire fence offers one entrance into Cottonwood Canyon, an 11-...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...
  • Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit

    Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit
    Tel Aviv — The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the...
  • HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds

    HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds
    New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight into the tricky virus that potentially could guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS, according to U.S. government and...
  • A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

    A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth
    Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
  • In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

    In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap
    Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace. "A lot of these animals are severely...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...
  • Targeted treatment may be key to metastatic breast cancer patients 'beating the odds'

    Targeted treatment may be key to metastatic breast cancer patients 'beating the odds'
    Eight years ago, Dian Corneliussen-James had surgeons cut out half of her right lung, a risky procedure she believes saved her life. Though she thinks the surgery saved her from death from metastatic breast cancer, which had spread to her lung, she said...
  • Northwestern names new cancer center director

    Northwestern names new cancer center director
    Northwestern University has appointed Dr. Leonidas Platanias as director of its Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. He had served as interim director since January and will oversee clinical operations and basic research programs. Platanias...
  • Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants
    The first time Drew Weisenberger used his PhytoPET scanner to watch radioactive carbon move through a plant, he chose a stalk of barley. The blade was about six inches long, and the stem another six. He exposed the blade tip to carbon dioxide gas with a...