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Scientists Make Chickens That Don't Spread Flu
British scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) chickens that cannot transmit bird flu infections -- a step that in future could reduce the risk of avian flu spreading and causing deadly epidemics in humans.
Chickenpox Vaccine A Success
Since the U.S. began routine chickenpox vaccination in 1995, the number of Americans sent to hospitals by the infection each year has dropped by more than two-thirds, government researchers reported Monday.
Republicans Aim to Repeal Obama Healthcare Law
Republicans in the House of Representatives plan to pass a bill next week to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, a senior party aide said on Monday, but the effort is widely expected to fail in the Senate.
Experts Find Lost Genes in Wild Soybean
Researchers have found genes in wild varieties of soybean that make them resistant to certain diseases and hope to use them in cultivated species of soy to make them more hardy.
Lab Grows Mini Human Livers
Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have reached an early, but important, milestone in the quest to grow replacement livers in the lab.
DNA Barcoding Aims to Protect Species, Food
Call it a DNA digital Dewey Decimal System for all life on Earth.
Haiti Cholera Toll Near 300 in Haiti
Deaths from Haiti's cholera epidemic approached 300 on Tuesday, and health experts said the illness would "settle" in the poor Caribbean nation, joining other endemic diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.
Bizarre Sea Slug Is Half Plant, Half Animal
Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants.
MRI Reveals How We Learn From Competiton
A new study has used brain imaging to reveal how people and animals learn from failure and success.
Bioelectrical Signals Turn Stem Cells' Progeny Cancerous
Some insight as to how Stem Cells could cause cancer.
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