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Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other

Dogs, cats birds, fish and even horses are increasingly being used in settings ranging from hospitals and nursing homes to schools, jails and mental institutions.

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Obama Calls Law Student Lambasted By Limbaugh

On Friday, President Obama called the Georgetown law student whose stand on contraception prompted Rush Limbaugh to call her a "slut," to ask if she was okay. She said she was. House Speaker John Boehner called the radio host's remarks "inappropriate," but added that Democrats shouldn't fundraise off the debate.
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Kids Don't Mind If You Put Veggies In The Cake

Kids surprised researchers at Columbia University by being just as happy with some treats even if they knew they had vegetables. The cookies were another matter, though.
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Cancer Drugs Thwart Ebola In Lab

There's no cure for Ebola. But a group of scientists is exploring whether some drugs already approved to treat cancer might help tame the virus. Sounds wild. But there's a reason to think it might work.
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Partnerships Help Drugmakers Get Closer To Patients

Proteus Biomedical has developed chip-in-a-pill technology that transmits patient data directly to a smartphone. Novartis has partnered with Proteus to investigate applications of this technology. C&EN senior editor Rick Mullin discusses how the nontraditional partnership is part of a larger trend.

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