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Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

Enlarge this image Susanna M. Hamilton/Broad Communications It’s not easy to treat viral infections. Just ask anyone with a bad ...
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With Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic Resistance, How Best To Deploy Them?

Enlarge this image Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria — rod-shaped bacteria in this tinted, scanning electron microscope image — are found in ...
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A New Way To Stop Viruses

Scientists in Massachusetts think they may be onto a new approach for treating viral infections, using CRISPR to quickly target ...
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Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist's Perspective

Enlarge this image A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction ...
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Silver-Backed Chevrotain, With Fangs And Hooves, Photographed In Wild For First Time

Enlarge this image Nearly 30 years after its last documented sighting, a silver-backed chevrotain was spotted by a camera set ...
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A Myth Of Masculinity: The Truth About Testosterone

Most people are familiar with the molecule known as testosterone. But how many actually understand it? Testosterone is not the ...
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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

Enlarge this image To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb’s morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in ...
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Skywatchers In North America Hope For Clear Skies To See Transit Of Mercury

Enlarge this image The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the ...
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You Can Get A Master's In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

Enlarge this image Maryland now offers the country’s first master’s degree in the study of the science and therapeutics of ...
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Privacy And DNA Tests

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to New York University law professor Erin Murphy about privacy issues surrounding popular DNA and ancestry ...
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Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds

Enlarge this image Mourners hold candles as they gather for a vigil at a memorial outside Cielo Vista Walmart in ...
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New Study Challenges The Assumption That Math Is Harder For Girls

Research shows that when boys and girls as old as 10 do math, their patterns of brain activity are indistinguishable ...
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The News Roundup – International

The cloud of toxic smog covering New Delhi is visible from space. This week, that smog reached record levels. From ...
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Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Enlarge this image Two 4th graders work at rocking side to side while doing math equations at Charles Pinckney Elementary ...
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Western Individualism May Have Roots In The Medieval Church's Obsession With Incest

Enlarge this image Saint Augustine was among the saints who pushed some of the bans and policies that may have ...
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Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app

Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for ...
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Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from their Apple devices. Today, ...
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Yodel.io is a digital receptionist for SMBs taking calls

Yodel.io, an Austria-founded startup that’s developed a “digital receptionist” to help SMBs and other small teams handle in and outbound phone-calls, has picked up $1 ...
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