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  • Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits

    Is America's scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs? That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana....
  • Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study

    Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study
    In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished. The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
  • Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the last letter of the genus name, Ikrandraco instead of Ikrandraci) Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie "Avatar" involved...
  • Flu vaccine will cover more strains

    Flu vaccine will cover more strains
    Doctors are hoping a more comprehensive flu vaccine formula being given this year will undercut flu season before it starts this fall. The shots guard against four strains of the flu, one more than the traditional three-strain, or trivalent, flu shots...
  • Philip Filner, molecular biologist

    Philip Filner, molecular biologist
    Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Samuel...
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
  • Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies

     Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies
    Dr. Rory Childers, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, was an internationally recognized authority on the movement of electrical impulses within the beating heart and the use and interpretation of electrocardiograms....
  • Pesticides linger in MD, US streams

    Pesticides linger in MD, US streams
    Pesticides continue to show up in rivers and streams in Maryland and the rest of the nation at levels that pose problems for fish and other aquatic life, according to a new federal study spanning the past two decades. Sixty-one percent of rivers and...
  • Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Community-based music lessons for disadvantaged youth can have positive biological effects on their brains, a new study found. "Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning...
  • Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

    Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
    Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The agency, which is...
  • China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

    China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome
    The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made...