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  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • Laguna students get synthetic antivenom work published

    Laguna students get synthetic antivenom work published
    What started four years ago with a Laguna Beach High School student's interest in snakes, coupled with a teacher's research, has turned into an ongoing project on the cusp of a breakthrough. Students in science teacher Steve Sogo's Advanced Chemical...
  • Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast

    Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast
    A team of scientists is setting out on a research expedition along the U.S. West Coast to study ocean acidification, the greenhouse gas-driven change in the chemistry of seawater that has been called climate change’s “evil twin.”...
  • Salud: FDA alerta sobre peligroso suplemento dietético

    Salud: FDA alerta sobre peligroso suplemento dietético
    El suplemento Healthy Life Chemistry, que se traduce química de la vida saludable, parece no tener nada de saludable, sino al contrario puede poner en riesgo incluso la vida de quienes lo consumen, según advirtió la Administración de Alimentos y...
  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist
    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Reconceived 'Phantom' with a reverence for the original

    Reconceived 'Phantom' with a reverence for the original
    Cameron Mackintosh has never believed that having an address not within haunting distance of Broadway should prevent you from a big night out — at the kind of show where you can clearly see that for which your hard-earned cash paid and that does not...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing
    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...
  • Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age

    Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age
    Stan Sheldon places his blowtorch between two spinning glass tubes. He blows into a mouthpiece that looks like a cigarette perched on his bottom lip. Air enters one end of a tube and puffs up through smoldering, wilting glass. As the tubes appear near...
  • Hampton U. women have lengthy, successful road trip

    Hampton U. women have lengthy, successful road trip
    After two weeks, three states and five games, Hampton University’s women’s basketball team returned to campus Monday weary, but optimistic about the season ahead. The Lady Pirates went 3-2, won the Cal State Northridge tournament and...