August 7, 2013 |
When: 4 p.m. PDT. Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. On the air: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 14-7, Fever 10-10. Record vs. Fever (2012): 2-0. Update: Candace Parker has missed the team's last three games because of a bone bruise in her right wrist. She will be traveling with the team to Indiana but is listed as day to day. The Sparks, who are in second place in the Western Conference, have won their last two games, both on the road.
July 18, 2013 |
X-rays taken this week showed that the broken bone in Peter Bourjos' right wrist hasn't fully healed, a setback that will delay the return of the center fielder by one or two more weeks. Bourjos, injured when he was hit by a pitch June 29, hoped to be back by the end of July, but he has been able to only throw and run; he hasn't picked up a bat. "It's better than it was, but it's still sore," Bourjos said Thursday. "The doctor looked at the X-rays and didn't see a whole lot of healing.
July 5, 2013 |
Anthropologists said this week that DNA from ancient bones from northern British Columbia demonstrates a direct link between long-ago inhabitants and Native American descendants who live in the region today. Assembling complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from four ancient individuals and three modern ones, the team found that living people had the exact same sequences found in bones that were thousands of years old - proving “definitively,” they said, that the native communities had been in the region a very, very, very long time.
July 3, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In the end, the bitter family feud came to this: Police used a pickax to break down the gates at the home of Nelson Mandela's grandson Wednesday in search of the bones of the elder statesman's dead children. A spokesman for Mandla Mandela, the grandson and a tribal chief, said he agreed Wednesday to obey a court order and allow the remains to be returned after a court found in favor of his rivals within the family. However, police had to force their way into his property in Mvezo where the bodies were believed to be buried, the reports said.
July 3, 2013 |
Two HIV-positive lymphoma patients who received bone marrow transplants to treat their cancer no longer have detectable virus in their blood cells - even after stopping antiretroviral therapy in recent weeks, researchers reported Wednesday at the International AIDS Society Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While saying it was too early to declare the men cured, Dr. Timothy Henrich and Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, both of the division of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, called the results “exciting” and said they would help guide scientists' efforts to fight HIV. But bone marrow transplants are highly unlikely to become a standard therapy for people with HIV, Henrich said in an interview with The Times.
July 1, 2013 |
The atomic bomb blasts of the Cold War may help put poachers of elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns in jail. Faint traces of elements created when nuclear bombs were exploded above ground from the late 1940s to 1963 have worked their way up the food chain into the bones, teeth, tusks and hair of animals whose remains are now illegal to trade. Measuring these isotopes and their chemical cousins can pinpoint the age of traded pelts and tusks to within an accuracy of about four to 16 months, according to University of Utah geochemist Thure Cerling, lead author of a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
June 26, 2013 |
Researchers have unraveled the genetic code of a wild horse that loped across the frozen Yukon about 700,000 years ago, making it the oldest creature by far to reveal its DNA to modern science. Until recently, experts believed it was impossible to recover useful amounts of DNA from fossils that old. The previous record holder for oldest genome belonged to a polar bear that lived more than 110,000 years ago. The horse sequence, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, amounts to a dramatic increase in how far back scientists can peer into the biochemical history of advanced life.
June 18, 2013 |
In 1974, Berkeley's distinguished anthropologist Robert Heizer issued a public mea culpa for the practices of his profession in treating "California Indians as though they were objects. " In particular, he apologized for the "continued digging up of the graves of their ancestors. " In 1999, the department of anthropology at Berkeley issued an apology to the cultural descendants of Ishi, a Yahi native, for sending his brain to the Smithsonian after his death in 1916. "We regret our department's role in what happened to Ishi, a man who had already lost all that was dear to him. " This was a good beginning to a journey of accountability and reconciliation.
June 13, 2013 |
An immune-boosting biologic therapy already used to prevent fractures in patients with bone metastases has won the FDA's approval as a treatment for a rare but painful condition called giant cell tumor of the bone. The FDA gave an expedited review to Xgeva as an orphan therapy, because its use is expected to benefit a small population of patients. Xgeva is marketed by Thousand Oaks-based Amgen. Giant cell tumor of the bone most often affects younger adults -- those between 20 and 40 years old -- and is infrequently cancerous.
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May 12, 2013 |
The Catalina Island Museum has opened a window into a dark period of life on the island with an exhibition devoted to a pseudoscientist who looted Native American graves for profit eight decades ago. "The Strange and Mysterious Case of Dr. Glidden," which opened over the weekend, examines the life and times of Ralph Glidden, a hucksterish entrepreneur who in the 1920s and '30s excavated bones and relics from Tongva Indian burial grounds for sale...