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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:03am

Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.

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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:53am

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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Research May Give Potential Homicide Victims A Heads Up

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

New research in Chicago finds that homicide victims are concentrated among a tiny network. Tracing that network might lead to public health measures to protect would-be victims.

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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:22pm

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:47pm

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as 10-fold since the 1960s.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:52pm

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:18pm

Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.

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Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03pm

Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:02am

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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Scientists Share Chemistry Nobel For Breakthrough In Microscopy

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:50am

Two Americans and a German get the prestigious prize for pushing back the limits of what was long thought of as an insurmountable barrier to viewing individual molecules.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:58am

Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E. Moerner win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They won for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:33am

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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