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Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Pictured above is the delivery system for a potential new cure for life-threatening Type 1 diabetes being developed by Johnson & Johnson and biotech company ViaCyte.

February 03, 2016 11:24 pmLoading…
Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.

February 01, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

Research firm: Illinois marijuana market forecast is gloomy

CHICAGO (AP) — A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, telling investors that retail sales could reach just $15.6 million in 2016 due at least in part to moves by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to limit the program's expansion.

February 01, 2016 12:13 pmLoading…
Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

NYU senior research coordinator Nora Henderson collects samples of bacteria from twin boys in Mamaroneck, New York.

February 01, 2016 10:05 amLoading…
Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

WASHINGTON — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal.

February 01, 2016 10:05 amLoading…

Missouri bill would ban abortions for Down syndrome

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri would become one of a few of states that outlaw abortions based on prenatal screening if a proposal before the Senate becomes law.

January 26, 2016 6:06 pm Related Loading…
Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

By STEPHANIE DICKRELL

January 21, 2016 11:43 amLoading…
Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Tammy Moore, center, talks with sisters, Joan Willenbring, right, and Pam Hansen at Hansen's St. Joseph, Minn. home Nov. 17, 2015 about their decisions to get mastectomies and hysterectomies after a history of breast and ovarian cancer in their family. (Kimm Anderson/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

January 21, 2016 11:43 amLoading…
Toledo Zoo bolsters effort to save Tasmanian devils

Toledo Zoo bolsters effort to save Tasmanian devils

By ALEXANDRA MESTER

January 16, 2016 8:34 amLoading…
Scientist who faked AIDS research loses bid for sentence cut

Scientist who faked AIDS research loses bid for sentence cut

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An appeals court has refused to order a lower sentence for a former Iowa State University scientist who faked AIDS vaccine research results.

January 14, 2016 7:26 am Related Loading…

Study: Many doctors don't urge HPV shots

CHICAGO — Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.

January 03, 2016 10:15 pmLoading…

Definition of brain death depends on the hospital, study finds

A new study finds that policies on defining brain death vary from hospital to hospital and could result in serious errors.

December 28, 2015 6:47 pmLoading…
Study shows overall decline in rate of kids' asthma in US

Study shows overall decline in rate of kids' asthma in US

CHICAGO — Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend.

December 27, 2015 10:15 pmLoading…

Secluded Utah bison have key genetic material, study shows

SALT LAKE CITY — A secluded group of bison in southeastern Utah is directly descended from bison that once covered the American West, according to new research published Wednesday.

December 16, 2015 2:57 pm Related Loading…

Federal agency to study contamination at Missouri creek

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal agency has announced that it plans to study radiological contamination at a north St. Louis County creek that some residents are concerned may be linked to several cases of cancer.

December 03, 2015 9:25 amLoading…

Researchers use crowdfunding to support hepatitis C study

Researchers use crowdfunding to support hepatitis C study

November 13, 2015 2:04 amLoading…
Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.

November 07, 2015 4:00 am Related Loading…
Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.

November 06, 2015 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Nebraska school launches lab for neurological research

Nebraska school launches lab for neurological research

November 02, 2015 12:43 pmLoading…

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