| Mar 3, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Sufferers of chronic hives and rashes could benefit from a commonly-used asthma drug, Johns Hopkins researchers have found.
Scientists found that a once-a-month dose of the drug omalizumab helped ease symptoms that standard antihistamines didn't....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Kevin McAuliffe, the founder of Universal Television Networks' branded entertainment practice, has joined Brand Arc as managing director of the agency's New York office.
"Kevin's strategic efforts for NBCU drove brand and network marketing goals and...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Sam Hawgood, the dean of UC San Francisco’s medical school and interim chancellor of that campus since April, was nominated Wednesday to become the permanent leader of the research-powerhouse university.
UC system President Janet Napolitano...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:43 PM
CROMWELL — His golf has caught up to his remarkable story and the story is so big and so important that you worry it could engulf his game. No, Erik Compton insists, he has been talking about what beats inside his chest since he was 9 years old....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow.
The nerd convoy,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente.
That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the medical-oriented UC San Francisco since 2009, is resigning to become chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a charity that has been active worldwide on health issues.
Desmond-Hellmann will leave...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the medically oriented UC San Francisco since 2009, is resigning to become chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the extremely well-funded charity that is active worldwide on health and poverty...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The quadrillion synaptic connections among the neurons of a human brain ought to be enough to intimidate a researcher trying to delve into the mystery of thought, emotion and action.
Molecular biologists Thomas Sudhof and Richard Scheller were...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Illinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records.
Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
| Jun 23, 2013
Baseball, football, wrestling
ACT: 34. GPA: 4.88/4.0.
Athletics: All-Suburban Christian Blue football 2012, baseball 2012-13. 138-pound regional runner-up, wrestling 2013.
Academics: IHSA All-State Academic 2012-13,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...