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How beer brewers and marijuana growers are teaming up to help address the climate crisis

Jennifer Oldham | 
The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘green lobby’ has partnered with the fishing industry to keep sustainable GMO salmon off our plates for 25 years

Mitch Daniels | 
What should one make of the following set of facts? A federal government, urged on by self-designated advocates for the ...

Humans are ‘biologically built’ to seek out friends

Barbara King | 
We humans are biologically built to seek friends, and we can see suggestions of our evolutionary past in the social ...
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US life expectancy edges upward as cancer death rate drops

Joel Achenbach | 
The number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time in 28 years, and U.S. life expectancy at birth ticked upward for the ...
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Hand sanitizers can’t ‘work miracles’: Purell warned by FDA to cut back on marketing claims

Kim Bellware | 
The makers of Purell are pruning their marketing strategy after the Food and Drug Administration slapped the company with a ...
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Why the US is ‘not nearly as prepared as we need to be’ to deal with China’s coronavirus

Lena Sun, Lenny Bernstein | 
Now, with word of the first U.S. patient to contract the new virus that has killed 17 people in China comes the ...
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Kellogg’s to cut wheat, oats treated with Bayer’s Roundup herbicide from supply chain by 2025

Laura Reiley | 
Kellogg’s, the multinational food manufacturer based in Battle Creek, Mich., is taking a stand. But very quietly. At the end ...
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Chronic inflammation a silent threat that can ‘damage DNA and lead to heart disease, cancer’

Marlene Cimons | 
Chronic inflammation begins without an apparent cause — and doesn’t stop. The immune system becomes activated, but the inflammatory response ...
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We’ve been dealing with measles for at least 2,000 years, genetic analysis suggests

Erin Blakemore | 
In the 10th century, Persian physician Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi wrote about patients with fever, anxiety and full-body rashes — ...

Fetal tissue research restrictions disrupting studies into major diseases, including AIDS, Down syndrome, diabetes

Amy Goldstein | 
A recent Trump administration decision to limit funding of research that uses fetal tissue is already disrupting research into major ...
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Underdiagnosed mutation in African American populations increases risk of heart failure

Lateshia Beachum | 
An underdiagnosed genetic mutation in people of African descent carries an increased risk for heart failure, according to a study ...
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5 common myths about testosterone debunked

Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young | 
Many of the claims go well beyond or even directly against the scientific evidence about what scientists call “T.” Myth ...

Can deep brain stimulation treat opioid addiction?

Lenny Bernstein | 
A surgeon has implanted electrodes in the brain of a patient suffering from severe opioid use disorder, hoping to cure ...
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Two new drug-resistant superbugs added to CDC’s list of ‘most urgent threats’

Lena Sun | 
Drug-resistant germs and related infections sicken about 3 million people and kill about 48,000 every year in the United States, ...
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Bangladesh could approve GMO Golden Rice in November 2019—after 10-year delay caused by regulation, activism

Ed Regis | 
By [November 15], Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making ...

Meet the ‘flavorists’: Food chemists who make plant-based Beyond, Impossible burgers taste like ‘meat’

Laura Reiley | 
Marie Wright dips four long strips of paper, the kind you’d sniff a perfume sample from in Sephora, into bottles ...
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Infographic: No country is prepared for a pandemic, report says

Lena Sun | 
After an Ebola epidemic devastated West Africa in 2014, many countries took steps to boost their preparedness. But even as the risk ...

‘Unlearning fear’: Why women are twice as likely to experience PTSD

Marlene Cimons | 
[W]omen — both civilians and women from the military — are more than twice as likely as men to suffer ...
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Conquering a fear of flying by ‘retuning’ the brain’s ability to calm itself

Sarah Vander Schaaff | 
Fear of flying, or aviophobia, is an anxiety disorder. About 40 percent of the general population reports some fear of ...

How fathers’ diets, lifestyle choices could impact their babies’ health

Judith Finlayson | 
[E]merging science indicates that fathers play a more significant role in pregnancy outcomes than previously thought. … Traditionally, the father’s ...
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Can someone be held responsible when donor sperm leads to a genetic disorder?

Ariana Cha | 
After Danielle Rizzo’s first son and then her second were diagnosed with autism, she has struggled with the how and ...
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3 scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cell’s ability to ‘sense and adapt to oxygen availability’

Carolyn Johnson | 
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded Monday to three physician-scientists from the U.S. and Britain — William ...
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USDA Kansas City relocation halts research on honeybees, organic food and Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

Ben Guarino | 
The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of ...

‘Baby biome’: Does a Caesarean section birth alter the gut bacteria of infants?

Previous research has suggested that a lack of exposure to some microbes in early life is implicated in autoimmune diseases ...
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‘We don’t have an answer yet’: Nearly 100 doctors have failed to diagnose man’s mystery illness

Sandra Boodman | 
When [Bob] Schwartz, who battles insomnia, does manage to fall asleep, he wakes up every 90 minutes to urinate copiously ...
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Nature can be toxic: Many common herbal remedies can dangerously interact with medications

Lucy McBride | 
My patients often consider herbal remedies to be free of side effects, but many “natural” products can lead to toxicity ...
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A businessman’s daughter has an ‘ultra-rare’ disease, so he immersed himself in science to find a gene therapy cure

Joanna Broder | 
Simon and Nina Frost had spared no expense, taking Annabel to all the best neurologists around the country. Finally a ...

Can DNA from Loch Ness help solve 86-year old monster mystery?

Hannah Knowles | 
It was a science story made for the headlines: a monster, more than a thousand years of mystery and maybe, ...