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College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:32pm

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case is now having her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.

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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:27pm

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:27pm

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:38pm

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:38pm

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

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How Do You Get People To Work Harder? Keep The Reward A Secret

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

How do you get people to work harder? Keep them guessing about the reward. New research suggests not knowing what you're going to get in return can be a strong motivator.

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Reptile Breeders Angry More Snakes Added To Banned Species List

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, the federal government is now taking aim at boa constrictors and four species of anacondas. Reptile breeders and retailers are hissing mad.

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How Do You Get People To Work Harder? Keep The Reward A Secret

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

When we're asked to do something, we often ask, "What's in it for me?" or "What am I going to get out of it?" Research suggests not knowing what you will get can sometimes be a strong motivator.

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More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, federal officials are taking aim at boa constrictors and 4 species of anacondas. Breeders and retailers are hissing mad.

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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 6:03am

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 6:03am

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:00pm

Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she married her husband, Greg, in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.

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Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:00pm

Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she first married her husband Greg in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.

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This Just (Flew) In: The Formerly 'Extinct' Jerdon's Babbler

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:23am

The sparrow-sized bird, native to Myanmar, hadn't been seen since 1941 when a team of scientists recorded its call and played it back, attracting more of the tan-colored subspecies.

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This Just (Flew) In: The Formerly 'Extinct' Jerdon's Babbler

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:23am

The sparrow-sized bird, native to Myanmar, hadn't been seen since 1941. But recently a team of scientists recorded its call and played it back, attracting more of the tan-colored subspecies.

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These Tunes Are Music To Your Cats' Furry Ears

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 7:02am

Composer David Teie's most recent compositions are catered to our feline friends. His music mimics purring, and might be just the thing to perk your cat up.

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FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:57am

So-called "biosimilar" drugs closely mimic existing drugs but are made from living cells, blood components and tissue. In some cases, they could substantially reduce the cost of drugs.

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Can Math Help You Fall in Love?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you find love. Using mathematical models, she explains how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.

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Should We Be Wary of Algorithms?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Our lives are, in part, governed by algorithms. Professor Kevin Slavin shows how these formulas can reshape finance, culture and physical environments, with potentially harmful consequences.

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Why Do We Solve For 'X'?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:10am

Polymath Terry Moore wondered why "X" is the universal unknown in algebra. He dove into the history of numbers to come up with an unexpected answer.

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