Kevin M. Cahill, 86, Dies; Tropical Disease Expert With a Political Bent

Kevin M. Cahill, 86, Dies; Tropical Disease Expert With a Political Bent

Kevin M. Cahill, who managed to pack several careers into a single life as a leading expert on tropical diseases, a doctor to celebrities and politicians, a close adviser to Gov. Hugh L. Carey of New York and a savior to the ailing American Irish Historical Society, but who later faced allegations of sexual assault … Read more

Susan L. Solomon, Crusader for Stem Cell Research, Dies at 71

Susan L. Solomon, Crusader for Stem Cell Research, Dies at 71

stem cell research laboratory Susan L. Solomon, whose frustration over lags in finding a cure for her teenage son’s Type 1 diabetes prompted her to establish what became a leading independent stem cell research laboratory, died on Sept. 8 at her home in Amagansett, N.Y. She was 71. The cause was ovarian cancer, according to … Read more

Sheila Tobias, Who Defined ‘Math Anxiety,’ Dies at 86

Sheila Tobias, Who Defined ‘Math Anxiety,’ Dies at 86

When Sheila Tobias finished her freshman year at Radcliffe College in 1954, her professor in a natural sciences course congratulated her on her performance. But for many years she was troubled that he had not encouraged her to take more science classes. When she finally asked him, he said that her limited science background had … Read more