Archive for April, 2017

Andrew Toles’ home run leads Dodgers to sweep over Phillies – Orange County Register

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

LOS ANGELES — Andrew Toles was batting .196 when he arrived at AT&T Park for a game against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. He was the Dodgers’ center fielder and leadoff hitter less by choice than by default, with Joc Pederson and Logan Forsythe biding their time on the disabled list. Since that day, Toles has been among the team’s best hitters. His three-run home run gave the Dodgers the insurance runs they needed Sunday to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3, before an announced crowd of 48,961 at Dodger Stadium. The 2-for-4 performance raised Toles’ batting average for […] Read More →

How Yogurt Science Could Lead To A Cure For Sickle Cell Anemia

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

Dr. Julie Losman, a physician-scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told a memorable tale of sickle cell anemia and science at a Harvard rally before Boston’s March for Science. It echoed a common theme, that support for basic science is crucial because it’s not clear where the next great cure will come from. Her speech, lightly edited: Sickle cell anemia has a very special place in the history of medicine: It was the first human disease that was understood on a molecular level. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a single mutation in a gene, the […] Read More →

Deadly storms in Texas kill at least 4, injure dozens – World

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

Severe storms including tornadoes swept through several small towns in East Texas, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, and leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes, authorities said Sunday. The storms in Texas were among several in parts of the U.S. South and Midwest that brought strong winds, thunderstorms and torrential rain, killing a total of at least six people in three states. In Arkansas, a 65-year-old woman was killed when a tree was blown into her home Saturday. In Missouri, a 72-year-old woman drowned despite her husband’s efforts to save her as […] Read More →

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