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Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63

Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 1994 while raising two young children, Gita Ramjee was exhausted. Her thesis had been on kidney diseases in children — …

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William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108

William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108

Alfred William Frankland was born in Sussex, England, on March 19, 1912, one of twin boys. His father, a vicar in the Church of England, moved the family to Britain’s Lake District, where the boys grew up surrounded by farms. Dr. Frankland discovered that he suffered from hay fever. He …

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John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92

John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Dr. John Murray, an internationally recognized expert in pulmonology, helped the medical world understand a deadly condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome. On March 24, the condition he helped …

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Lorena Borjas, Transgender Immigrant Activist, Dies at 59

Lorena Borjas, Transgender Immigrant Activist, Dies at 59

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When transgender women in Queens needed a safe place to be tested for H.I.V., Lorena Borjas turned her home into a clinic. When others were arrested and charged with prostitution, …

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George Preti, 75, Dies; Studied Bodily Odors as Biological Clues

George Preti, 75, Dies; Studied Bodily Odors as Biological Clues

George Preti, an organic chemist who devoted his career to studying bodily odors and how they can be weaponized in detecting disease, died on March 3 in Hatboro, Pa. He was 75. The cause was bladder cancer, according to the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a Philadelphia-based research institution funded by …

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Renowned Indian Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies In US Due To Coronavirus

Renowned Indian Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies In US Due To Coronavirus

He was regarded in the culinary world for taking Indian food a notch higher in America. Highlights Chef Floyd was known for his extraordinary work for Indian cuisine He had two restaurants in Mumbai He was tested positive for coronavirus and succumbed to it on 25th March Popular US-based Indian …

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‘Larger Than Life’ Physician Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 19, 2020 — Stephen M. Schwartz, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and a longtime professor of pathology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Seattle, died March 17 after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He …

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Elon Musk Worries SpaceX Won’t Get to Mars Before He Dies

Elon Musk Worries SpaceX Won

While others worry about economies slipping into recession and markets melting down, Elon Musk’s biggest concern is that his rocket company SpaceX may fail to accomplish its foundational mission — getting to Mars — before he dies. “If we don’t improve our pace of progress, I’m definitely going to be …

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Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52

News Picture: Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Actor Luke Perry, who shot to fame in the 1990s in the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died of a stroke at the age of 52. In a statement, Perry’s family said he died Monday after a “massive stroke” suffered last Wednesday, …

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After California man dies from coronavirus, cruise ship is held off at sea

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The cruise ship’s being held off the California coast so federal health officials can screen the people aboard, some of whom were on an earlier cruise with the California victim. The unidentified victim was 71 and had underlying health conditions, Placer County health officials said. He was likely exposed to …

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