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Clam Cancer Spreads Along Eastern Seaboard

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:22pm

Renegade cells floating through seawater apparently cause the cancer, scientists say. Though people can't catch it, the malignancy might offer clues to how cancer cells spread in the human body.

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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:56pm

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:40am

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:52pm

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:35pm

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:12pm

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:43pm

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:20pm

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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