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2017-03-24
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By ALLAN MAURER, NCBiotech Writer Research Triangle Park, N.C. — ​Humacyte, a Research Triangle Park-based biotechnology company focused on regenerative medicine, has won one of th..
When she was in elementary school, Heather Von St. James would head out to feed and play with the family’s rabbits, kept in a hutch in her father’s garage work shop. In the frequen..
When you think of facial recognition technology, you might think of it as being used for security purposes, or for tracking purposes where it can help identify criminals in videos ..
Six of the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty are once again top contenders for the Central Texas Incredible Kid Award. The award is sponsored by the Central Texas Youth Coalition a..
I magine being given the keys to a complex, high-tech car and told to drive it across the country with minimal instruction and no manual. That’s what it can feel like to be told yo..
P ublic television stations across the country have begun airing a documentary about pain treatment produced by a doctor with significant financial ties to the manufacturers of opi..
2017-03-23
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“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in “Walden.” Now that despair may be killing more of them too, especially if they’re white, middle age and wit..
Over the past four years, there is probably no one who fought harder for justice for Darren Rainey than Harold Hempstead. The state attorney’s close-out memo took direct aim at Hem..
The National Institutes of Health recently announced that it will fund the largest-ever study of African-American cancer survivors. The agency is providing a five-year, $9 million ..
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Texas. The fungus has been dete..
On Monday, the South Bend Common Council will vote on a gun safety resolution that urges our state and federal legislators to enact common-sense gun laws, while protecting Second A..
PHOENIX -  “What would we use it for?” asked then-President Obama as he checked out Joey Hudy’s air cannon. “I use it to shoot marshmallows,” replied Hudy. Not too many people..
2017-03-22
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CLEARWATER, Fla. - John Kruk was a three-time All-Star, a pennant winner, a .300 hitter over the course of his 10-year career. He also played for Larry Bowa in San Diego and became..
LONDON —  Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said Thursday, and new drugs powerfu..
One young high school student's dreams came true when she got to talk to her idol Beyoncé. Ebony Banks, a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, is battling stage 4 of a ..
Updated 1 hour ago A group of about 85 second-grade students at Norwin's Sheridan Terrace Elementary School in North Huntingdon are giving their time and talents to help fight a de..
Koalas have what some would consider the dream life: Eating and sleeping all day. When they're awake they eat leaves, which is their complete source of nourishment. But fun fact: K..
CLEVELAND - Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar joined ESPN 850 WKNR's 'The Really Big Show' for an in-studio interview on Wednesday, and made a joke about former team..
2017-03-21
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LONDON —  A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 percent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said Tuesday, but use of deadly tobacc..
Madame Marie Curie famously snagged two Nobel Prizes—for Physics in 1903 with husband Pierre and Henri Becquerel, and again in 1911 for Chemistry after discovering radium and polon..
As the leader of a state that seems more a country of its own in its isolation from the Republican revolution, Gov. Jerry Brown saw his visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday play out li..
Updated 47 minutes ago A quirk in how drug overdoses are reported in statistics may give some people a false sense that their community is managing to escape the increase in deaths..
Updated 48 minutes ago The Farm to Table Pittsburgh Conference — a two-day celebration of the latest products and initiatives from local farmers, food producers, health and wellnes..
Before his retrial even began, Lee Baca was already losing. In January, shortly after a jury had nearly acquitted the former Los Angeles County sheriff of charges that he helped ob..
2017-03-20
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Football players and fans are offering support to 49ers legend Dwight Clark, who recently announced he's suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. About 6,000 people ..
There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really better than fossil fuels and nuclear power? Production of electricity is respon..
When people ask me why I, an applied mathematician, study diabetes, I tell them that I am motivated for both scientific and human reasons. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. My gra..
Canadian researchers have made another possible breakthrough in the battle against one of the world’s most-feared infections, finding that a drug already used for other diseases ma..
NEW YORK Long-running children's television show "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia. A redhead who loves to sing and remembers ..
(Reuters Health) - - The retail pharmacy company CVS Health helped its customers quit smoking by pulling cigarettes off the shelves two years ago, a new study suggests. Smokers who..
2017-03-19
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March 19, 2017 On Sunday, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark announced he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Clark wro..
Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Dwight Clark announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with ALS. The 60-year-old, who made one of the most memorable catches in NFL history, ..
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark announced in a blog post on Sunday night that he has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease..
Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood..
“I actually don’t remember when I was first harassed on the street, but I do remember when I first experienced it as an abusive act: I was an adolescent traveling with my mom in a ..
The central figure in "The Catch" - the famous touchdown reception he made in the waning moments of the 1981 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys - Clark wrote that he ..
2017-03-18
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If you hear somebody mention the word, iRhythm, you might conclude that it' a musical group or a new dance step. But you would be wrong. In fact, iRhythm (IRTC)is in a more serious..
A black-footed ferret belts out a warning during a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release of the endangered animals in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. ..
CENTERVILLE, Ohio -- Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the child..
Green veggies get most of the love these days and, while they’re great additions to a healthy diet, cauliflower deserves just as much recognition. Part of the cruciferous vegetable..
Tarek El Moussa wants to remind everyone that "there is light at the end of the tunnel." The Flip or Flop star took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo from his battle with c..
A sample collected last week from a guinea fowl at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market in Scottsboro tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza, officials said. The sam..