Hal Foster is a veteran journalist at the Los Angeles Times and other news organizations in the United States and Japan, and a longtime journalism professor.
In addition to the LA Times, he worked at the Portland Oregonian and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was executive editor of Pacific Stars & Stripes in Tokyo, and wrote about the war in Ukraine for USA Today.
He has a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of North Carolina, and has taught in the United States, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, where he was a Fulbright scholar.
More than 20 presentations at IARC 2017, the recently concluded International Ataxia Research Conference in Pisa, Italy, focused on treatments, demonstrating the progress scientists are making in expanding the therapy pipeline. ... Read more
Protein replacement is one of several cutting-edge approaches to treating ataxias that generated a buzz at IARC 2017, the International Ataxia Research Conference that concluded Saturday in Pisa, Italy. One ... Read more
Many scientists working on ataxia therapies focus on the movement, balance and heart problems that are the hallmarks of these neurological diseases. But a panel of five patients and caregivers ... Read more
Filomena D’Agostino will never forget Christmas 2002. That was the day her 20-year-old son, Diego, tears streaming down his face, begged her and her husband Bernardo Ruggeri to do something ... Read more
The first International Ataxia Research Conference, in 2015, was a milestone in the quest to find cures for the world’s 40 ataxias, diseases whose hallmark is the loss of muscular coordination. Held in Windsor, England, ... Read more