- Decision awaited months after death row heat trial Updated: Dec-07-13 10:41 am
- Deal would send cord blood to Missouri Updated: Nov-18-13 1:02 pm
- 'Immortal Life' author describes obstacles to book Updated: Nov-15-13 6:49 pm
- Authorities investigate death of inmate in Ada Updated: Nov-13-13 7:28 am
- Sanford donates to UC San Diego stem cell center Updated: Nov-12-13 7:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A lawsuit challenging heat conditions on death row as unsafe for inmates at the state penitentiary was filed during the thick of Louisiana's hot and humid summer. The federal judge assigned to the case suggested he would rule quickly because of the health concerns involved.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota is finalizing an agreement with a blood bank in Missouri that would give parents the option of donating their baby's umbilical cord blood, a source of lifesaving stem cells.
BEND, Oregon - When Rebecca Skloot first called Henrietta Lacks' daughter Deborah, they talked briefly, and then Deborah hung up the phone on her and didn't speak to her again for more than a year.
ADA, Oklahoma - Authorities are investigating after a 23-year-old inmate was found dead in her cell at the Pontotoc County jail.
SAN DIEGO - South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to create a California stem cell clinical center to speed research into new drugs and therapies.