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The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

Among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. Alzheimer's disease is the only one with no method to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. New research has generated hope among scientists and caregivers that treatment for the disease could come sooner than many dared to think possible. But there's good reason to be cautious. The outcomes of studies on several promising drugs are due this year. Researchers fear pharmaceutical companies might halt the search for treatments if the results are disappointing. A major international conference on Alzheimer's is in session this week in Vancouver, Canada. We'll provide the latest news from the conference and efforts to find a cure.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.
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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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