Lainie Ross

Sickle Cell on the Football Field

January 17, 2011

In 2006, Rice University football player Dale Lloyd II collapsed during a practice and later died. The cause of death was acute exertional rhabdomyolysis, a sudden breakdown of muscle tissue into the blood brought on by strenuous exercise. But the [Read more]

Should Kidneys Be for Sale?

June 3, 2010

Please welcome Ankur Thakkar, who works in our Publications Department, with this fine post on the controversy over paid compensation for organ donation. The economic crisis over the last three years caused many Americans to change their lifestyles [Read more]