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FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.
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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.
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Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.
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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Fla.? A hot spot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.
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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.
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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.
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College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case could have her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.
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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.
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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.
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More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, federal officials are taking aim at boa constrictors and 4 species of anacondas. Breeders and retailers are hissing mad.

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