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Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 10
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

By Andrew Selsky | Dec 9
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there's little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects.

'Super Beans' Raise Hopes in Hunger-Prone Parts of Africa

'Super Beans' Raise Hopes in Hunger-Prone Parts of Africa

By Rodney Muhumuza | Dec 7
The so-called "super bean," a fast-maturing, high-yield variety, is being promoted by Uganda's government and agriculture experts amid efforts to feed hunger-prone parts of Africa.

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

By Seth Borenstein | Dec 6
When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well.

DNA Sketch Leads to Suspect Confession in Texas Slaying

DNA Sketch Leads to Suspect Confession in Texas Slaying

By Claudia Lauer | Dec 6
For some ethicists and lawyers, DNA sketch technology is an untested advancement that, if used incorrectly, could lead to racial profiling or ensnaring innocent people as suspects.

Gilead Commits $100M to Study HIV in the South

Gilead Commits $100M to Study HIV in the South

Dec 5
Gilead launched the COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative, a 10-year, $100M commitment address HIV in the South.

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

By Seth Borenstein | Dec 5
When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors.

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Test for Cancer Gene Profiling

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Test for Cancer Gene Profiling

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 4
U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws.

Researchers Use Advanced Technology to Study Child Mummy

Researchers Use Advanced Technology to Study Child Mummy

Dec 1
Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using advanced technology to unwrap the mysteries of an 1,800-year-old mummy.

Russian Weather Satellite Fails to Enter Orbit After Launch

Russian Weather Satellite Fails to Enter Orbit After Launch

By Dmitri Lovetsky | Nov 29
A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program.

Replacing Lymph Nodes to Ease Painful Swelling

Replacing Lymph Nodes to Ease Painful Swelling

Nov 28
Some doctors are using lymph node replacement to ease lymphedema, a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure. The severe swelling can be a lasting side effect of breast cancer treatment.

Good Night, Night: Light Pollution Increasing Around Globe

Good Night, Night: Light Pollution Increasing Around Globe

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 24
The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included.

Thanksgiving Tribe Reclaims Language Lost to Colonization

Thanksgiving Tribe Reclaims Language Lost to Colonization

By Philip Marcelo | Nov 23
The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.

Amid Global Electric-Car Buzz, Toyota Bullish on Hydrogen

Amid Global Electric-Car Buzz, Toyota Bullish on Hydrogen

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 20
While much of the world is going gung-ho for electric vehicles to help get rid of auto emissions and end reliance on fossil fuels, Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is banking on hydrogen.

U.S. Health Agency to Crack Down on Risky Stem Cell Offerings

U.S. Health Agency to Crack Down on Risky Stem Cell Offerings

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 19
U.S. health authorities announced plans Thursday to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.

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