November 10, 2011 |
Should alcoholics who have blown out their livers be eligible to receive new livers from organ donors? The answer has been no - at least not until these patients have demonstrated that they won't squander a new organ. Patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis are usually required to go six months without a drink in order to get on the transplant list. But this requirement, while understandable given the scarcity of livers for patients in need, amounts to a death sentence for 70% to 80% of these patients; most of them don't even last two months without a new liver.
May 28, 2005 |
Scientists are baffled by an unusual bright spot about the size of West Virginia on Saturn's big moon, Titan. The Cassini spacecraft captured an image of the 300-mile blotch during a flyby of Titan this year. "At first glance, I thought the feature looked strange, almost out of place," Robert Brown, a member of the Cassini project, said Wednesday. Scientists believe the spot could have formed recently as a result of an asteroid impact, a landslide or a volcanic eruption.
May 26, 2007 |
After a Los Angeles tryout in January, the new Jason Robert Brown musical "13," about teenagers coping with being teenagers, is headed to New York next season. Bob Boyett, who invested in the production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, said he'll mount "13" on Broadway in early 2008 at a theater to be named. Boyett, a television executive turned Broadway producer, said he expects "13" to cost $8 million to $10 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1991
Twenty Inglewood firefighters fought for 45 minutes to extinguish a blaze Friday at Inglewood High School, where a portable classroom was destroyed, fire officials said. The blaze, which broke out about 3:45 p.m., engulfed three trailers that had been joined to create a 36-by-40-foot classroom, Battalion Chief Robert Brown said. Several witnesses reported seeing one or two teen-agers running from the structure shortly before flames became visible, Brown said.
December 9, 1998 |
In a major leadership transition at one of Canada's largest companies, aerospace and transportation equipment maker Bombardier Inc. said that Robert Brown, a Bombardier family outsider, will become president and chief executive, replacing Laurent Beaudoin. Beaudoin, 60, said Brown's appointment will be effective Feb. 1. Beaudoin, currently chairman, will become executive chairman and president of Bombardier's executive committee, overseeing the company's long-term orientation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991
Several years ago, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said that within a few years everyone would know someone personally that is infected with the AIDS virus. That day has dawned. God Speed, Magic. ROBERT P. BROWN Santa Monica
January 4, 2007
Young teenagers in Indiana cope with budding adolescent angst and middle school survival -- especially one newcomer who's trying to figure out a way to get all the cool kids to come to his bar mitzvah -- in "13," a world premiere musical comedy by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish, directed by Todd Graff. The cast and band are made up entirely of young teens. "13," Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Opens 2:30 p.m. Sunday (no evening performance). $55 and $65. (213) 628-2772; www.