LA Times Science Files for 2007/06/11

These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.

    Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing

    The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp’s microscope were like none he had ever seen. By Jia-Rui Chong and Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writers.

    The unsung — and unseen — caregivers

    The toll of caring for an ill family member — stress, depression and poor physical health — is only now being tallied. By Melissa Healy, Times Staff Writer.

    A new drug may clear the haze of chemo

    Modafinil, used to treat narcolepsy, enhances concentration for cancer patients. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.

    Couples can try this at home: a his and hers fertility

    test A new fertility testing kit enables men and women to determine where they stand on the reproductive ladder of success without having to display all those conflicting emotions in a doctor’s office. By Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer.

    California looks to help local students fill nursing shortage

    Despite efforts to add classes, nursing schools aren’t keeping up with demand, and 17,000 California applicants are on waiting lists to start training. By Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer.


    find fossils. A visit to his Hemet trailer is a journey to the ancient past. By David Kelly, Times Staff Writer.

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