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  • Exclusive: Pay per puff? Caffeine stick? E-cigarette boom sparks race for new patents

    Electronic cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices....
  • Algae virus leaves DNA footprints in human throats

    Algae virus leaves DNA footprints in human throats
    The discovery is no cause for alarm, said Dr. Robert H. Yolken, a virus expert at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, but it's certainly odd: A bug known before only to infect green algae appears to have jumped from the plant to the animal kingdom,...
  • Goats give Towson University a lesson in weed control

    Goats give Towson University a lesson in weed control
    Towson University has recruited a herd of new groundskeepers to put the bite on a pesky weed problem on the suburban campus. Hauled in from a Harford County farm, 18 goats began munching away Sunday on a patch of English ivy covering the forest floor in...
  • Rhino horse, a 'missing link,' could solve 55-million-year-old mystery

    Rhino horse, a 'missing link,' could solve 55-million-year-old mystery
    A portly hoofed animal about the size of a wild pig just might help solve a 55-million-year-old mystery of evolution and continental drift. The mammal, which likely weighed 45 to 75 pounds, probably occupied a branch of the evolutionary tree right...
  • Barley helped ancient humans inhabit the 'Roof of the World'

    Barley helped ancient humans inhabit the 'Roof of the World'
    How did human settlements manage to reach high altitudes in the Tibetan Plateau, a region known as the “Roof of the World”? An international team of researchers has a simple answer: barley. The findings, published in the journal Science,...
  • Donald F. Steiner, researcher who made advances involving insulin, dies

    Donald F. Steiner,  researcher who made advances involving insulin, dies
    Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a University of Chicago faculty member since 1960, did ground-breaking research on insulin that included the discovery of what he called proinsulin, a finding that has improved the lives of people with diabetes around the world....
  • 'Surrogate measures' win FDA approval for cancer drugs without proof they help save lives

    Like the others in the clinical trial, Patient No. 11561004 already had tried one treatment for his advanced kidney cancer, but it didn't work. So the 69-year-old man volunteered to try an unproven drug that offered some hope he might live longer....
  • Families blame Lehigh County Jail inmates' deaths on staff

    Families blame Lehigh County Jail inmates' deaths on staff
    Grotesquely swollen and bloodied, Alphie Herrera had about two hours to live by the time his family was allowed into his hospital room. He was taken there from Lehigh County Jail, where he had lost consciousness after a 17-minute struggle in which...
  • Climate science provokes textbook battle in Texas

    WASHINGTON Elected state school officials in Texas will vote this week on whether textbooks should include a lesson that could lead middle school students to think that climate change isn't caused by human activity, contrary to the global scientific...
  • Massive starfish die-off in Pacific Ocean linked to mystery virus

    Marking a major breakthrough in the mystery of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded in the world's oceans, scientists believe they have found the cause of a disease that has killed millions of starfish since last year along California and...
  • Best way to conceive? Start with good health, experts say

     Best way to conceive? Start with good health, experts say
    If you're among the hundreds of thousands of U.S. couples trying to get pregnant this season — and December is the most popular month for baby-making — experts say there are some lifestyle choices that could improve your odds. Some are...