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  • The Vaccine Hunter: Henry Daniell's research earns UCF grants, patents and acclaim

    The Vaccine Hunter: Henry Daniell's research earns UCF grants, patents and acclaim
    Tinkering in his million-dollar greenhouse at the University of Central Florida, microbiologist Henry Daniell is at work on preventing infectious diseases that kill 15 million people worldwide each year. Inspired by the passion of French physicist...
  • Rotary member will travel to Japan

    Rotary member will travel to Japan
    Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club’s Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills...
  • Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell

    Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell
    Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
  • English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
  • What makes popular kids so mean?

    What makes popular kids so mean?
    Despite Title 1X of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which outlawed sexual harassment, umpteen bully prevention efforts and campaigns, bullying —which overlaps with sexual harassment — continues to thrive. A recently released American...
  • What is a hate crime?

    What happened to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, a young Knoxville couple out on an ordinary Saturday night date, was undeniably brutal. The two were carjacked, kidnapped, raped and finally murdered during an ordeal of unimaginable terror in...
  • Culture may skew cancer treatment

    Culture may skew cancer treatment
    Despite a high likelihood of death, black patients are much less inclined to have surgery for early stage lung cancer than whites, often because of a communication gulf between them and their doctors, scientists at the University of North Carolina-...
  • Bringing science back into America's sphere

    "Science has become much less cool," journalist Chris Mooney writes in his new book, "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future" (July 2009, Basic Books). Mooney, author of the bestseller "The Republican War on Science," and his...
  • 10 steps to picking the perfect pediatrician

    10 steps to picking the perfect pediatrician
    Choosing a pediatrician can be tricky. But there's plenty of advice on the topic. Here's what some pediatricians and parents suggest you look for when on the doctor hunt: 1. Check a doctor's credentials and disciplinary actions at your state medical...
  • W. Eugene Smith captures sights, sounds of an era in 'Jazz Loft Project'

    W. Eugene Smith captures sights, sounds of an era in 'Jazz Loft Project'
    "The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965" By Sam StephensonKnopf, 288 pages, $40 Being at the right place at the right time may be fate or luck. Either way, it's what one does with that good...
  • Ways to Lower Your Kid's Cholesterol

    Ways to Lower Your Kid's Cholesterol
    You've heard it a thousand times over: Kids today are too fat; they don't exercise; they play too many video games. Last July, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines stating that children as young as 2 may need a cholesterol test,...
  • Doctors going alternative

    Doctors going alternative
    For years, Dr. Ali Keshavarzian ignored "alternative" therapies because his Western-trained brain wanted more evidence that they actually worked.But Keshavarzian also knew conventional medicine often needed some assistance. And when he learned his...