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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.
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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.
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How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.
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The Dangerous Distractions Of Spring Break

Does Spring Break cause an increase in traffic fatalities? There's new research that may give parents and students pause.
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SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future

Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.
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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.
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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

A study that followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood found those who were breast-fed had slightly higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.
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Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Four tropical cyclones have been sweeping through the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One slammed into the island nation of Vanuatu. Having four cyclones at once is rare but not unheard of.
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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets' worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.
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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?

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