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NIH official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika


MIAMI (AP) — A National Institutes of Health official says the Zika virus could “hang around” the United States for a year or two.

Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that other Gulf Coast states, besides Florida, are most vulnerable to the spread of the disease. 109 more words

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Scientists are one step closer to developing a painkiller without the addictive side effects of morphine

Opioid painkillers—including drugs like fentanyl, morphine and oxycontin—are highly addictive and can lead to fatal overdoses. In the United States, opioid drug abuse has been steadily on the rise, killing… 452 more words

MSU Engineering Wins NIH Challenge To Keep Track Of Pills

EAST LANSING — researchers from the Michigan State University College of Engineering have created an easy way to use a cell phone to recognize prescription pills – often a major problem for the elderly and one that can have deadly consequences. 315 more words

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NIH: Last Federal Chimps to Head to Sanctuary by 2026

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says its last chimpanzees should be moved from Texas and New Mexico to a sanctuary in Louisiana by fall 2026. 128 more words

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Classic Summer Reading: An Intro to Science Fiction for Serious Christian Readers

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The summer is almost over. Maybe you already have a summer reading list or maybe you’ve had no time. Either way, if you are looking to start that list now or continue to add to it, I have some book suggestions for you. 1,312 more words

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Funding ban on human-animal hybrids ended


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Should the U.S. government use tax dollars to fund scientists fusing human stem cells into early animal embryos in order to create “chimeras” that are part human and part pig?

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National Institutes of Health Begins Human Zika-Vaccine Trial

The federal government is launching an investigational human trial of a Zika vaccine, health officials announced on Wednesday.

The National Institutes of Health announced that at least 80 volunteers will test a new… 237 more words