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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:25:00 -0400Harry Selker has spent his life trying to come up with better ways to keep people from dying of heart attacks. Now he's intent on figuring out if a simple, cheap medication could be a game changer.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:06:00 -0400Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the re-created text, which is from Leviticus.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:50:00 -0400Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400Research collaborations often involve scientists from all over the world. A new study looks at plane ticket prices, and how they relate to the direction of science.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions about genetic engineering.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:12:00 -0400All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400Archaeologists have found the glassy remains of burnt cheese in an ancient pot. It seems trial and error is a timeless method to the madness of creating good food.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:08:00 -0400A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is solving math problems.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400With the likely discovery of the HMS Terror in polar waters, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with novelist Dan Simmons, author of The Terror a fictionalized account of the wreck of HMS Terror and Erebus.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400The NFL announced last week it will invest $100 million to advance concussion research. Rachel Martin asks David Camarillo, who leads a Stanford University lab dedicated to inventing such equipment
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400Doctors can now marshal patients' immune systems to fight some cancers. Yet many people don't respond to immunotherapy, and the costs of treatment can be astronomical.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:11:00 -0400The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:14:00 -0400People are playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel — and then tweeting about it. And causing crashes. Immersive games like this can be even more dangerous than texting, researchers say.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:01:00 -0400Researchers found by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they thought, they get people to act in safer ways. But when people think the risk is very high, they sometimes act less responsibly.