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In a surprising discovery, UCLA researchers have found that atherosclerosis, better known as hardening of the arteries, may arise in part through the formation of bone in the arteries. The finding, reported today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could open the door to new therapies to prevent atherosclerosis, which is treated by controlling intake of cholesterol and fats, said Dr. Linda Demer, associate chief of cardiology at the UCLA School of Medicine.
September 13, 2009 | Julliette Funes
Ruben Fleischer didn't think his motion picture directorial debut would involve 45 days of filming disfigured zombies getting maimed by a roller coaster, shooting hundreds of bloodied corpses running at full speed or capturing a flesh-eating bride as she lunges at her groom. Not that that's a bad thing. "My dream was to get to make a movie and the experience of actually making a movie so far exceeded my dreams of whatever I thought to be possible," said the history-major-turned-director.
September 16, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
So the mysterious bone bruise wasn't the problem after all. With his bruise healed but his pain persisting, sidelined closer Jonathan Broxton has decided to undergo a minor elbow operation Monday to shave down a bone spur and remove loose bodies. Broxton went on the disabled list in early May, when an MRI exam showed he had a bruised elbow and bone spur. Figuring the bruise was responsible for Broxton's pain, team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache prescribed rest. The two-time All-Star made enough progress to pitch in a couple of minor league games in July, but had to be shut down when the pain returned.
Sophia Forshtay wakes up on a Sunday morning, a 4-year-old singing happily to herself in bed. Her tiny melody floats through the house, mixing with the aroma of breakfast coffee. But there's a sad note: Lying on her back, she can't turn her head. She can't lift her arms. Sophia's body is slowly, inexorably turning to bone. She is one of about 2,500 people around the world with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP.
December 19, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
All actors, in some way, suffer for their craft, with the very act of losing oneself inside another being coming at a high price. All that pushing and prodding of one's pain, joy, love, loss and failure required by the craft is invasive by nature, demanding exposure that few of us would willingly suffer. But there are those roles where the physical extremes parallel, or outpace, the emotional ones; where art is found in extraordinary action, an "our body, ourselves" melding of the abstract of emotions with the concrete of bone and sinew.
August 28, 2010 | By Diane Leach, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In "The Writing Life," Annie Dillard advises would-be writers to find their bone, the thing that drives them to write, and to work as closely to that bone as possible. Dillard also instructs writers — with another corporeal metaphor — to work as closely along the nerve as possible. Vietnamese American writer Monique Truong's bone is the outsider's plight, and her pen is a scalpel, laying perfect words down along that nerve until even the happiest reader understands what it means to forever stand apart from your family and the larger society you inhabit.
March 9, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Considering that early camels once roamed the area of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, it should come as little surprise that another ancestor of today's "ship of the desert" made its home in Canada's High Arctic. After all, camels originated in North America more than 45 million years ago and migrated to Eurasia over the Bearing land bridge, according to scientists. The droopy-faced beasts were no strangers to higher latitudes. But what has come as a surprise is the method Canadian and English scientists used to identify an assortment of small fossilized bone fragments on Ellesmere Island in the Nunavut territory.
June 17, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Monique Pean  is one of the most talented new American jewelry designers working today. She founded her line in 2006, bringing a sustainable approach to her work by using recycled gold and conflict-free stones. Since then she's attracted the attention of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, winning the Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2009*, and of First Lady Michelle Obama, model Karlie Kloss, actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson, and many more who have worn her unique designs.
January 16, 1999
Hey, Howard Rosenberg, loved your article (" 'Providence' Is Flat but 'Sopranos' Really Sings," Jan. 8), but you should bone up on your spelling of "penal implant" (it's penile). BERT RICHARD Mountain Home, Ariz.
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