About Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee is a viviparous, omnivorous, longitudinally symmetrical carbon-based male biped and staff member of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Since 1992, he has been the chief writer for Quest, the paper's award-winning weekly science section, where he covers all manner of scientific news and features, from the inner workings of the brain to the physical nature of "nothingness" -- the stuff between stuff.

LaFee has written two syndicated columns for Creators. Archives of Eureka! can be found here. Or read Wellnews  - new releases weekly.  

He is married with two young sons, whom he coaches in soccer and swimming when not explaining why dead spiders' legs curl up (failed hydraulics) or how 8 feet of DNA can be squeezed into every cell (very carefully).

LaFee lives in La Mesa, Calif., with his hominid family and their several nonhuman pets: two tortoises, three fire-bellied toads, a rat, a rabbit and a dog named Dave.

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The Pain of Psoriasis Oct 18, 2017

Psoriasis is a painful, persistent, puzzling skin condition. It typically occurs on knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear almost anywhere. There are a variety of causal factors: stress, bacterial infections, immune system dysfunction, genetics. It'... Read More

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Foaming at the Eye Oct 11, 2017

Emergency room doctors see a lot of things. Lately, they report seeing injuries from Nerf guns, a children's toy that propels flying darts of foam. A newly published case report describes three patients showing up at one hospital on separate occasion... Read More

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New Mole, New Problem Oct 04, 2017

If you're on the lookout for suspicious signs of skin cancer, in particular melanoma, new moles may be more problematic than old ones. A team of dermatologists looked at more than 20,000 melanoma cases from dozens of past studies. They found that 71 ... Read More