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A Mnemiopsis leidyi, a species of comb jelly known as a sea walnut. (AP Photo/Brown University, Stefan Siebert)

Sponges squeezed off oldest branch of animal tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don’t represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research […]

12/12/2013

This undated image made available by the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Microscopy in August 2013 shows HeLa cells. The cells were cultured with fluorescent proteins targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). (AP Photo/National Institutes of Health, National Center for Microscopy, Tom Deerinck)

Feds, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a […]

08/07/2013

Michael Gore, paralyzed from a spinal injury, walking with the use of Indego wearable robot. (AP Photo)

Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable

CHICAGO (AP) — When Michael Gore stands, it’s a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to […]

05/09/2013

Pooneh Mohajer

Pooneh Mohajer on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with serial entrepreneur Pooneh Mohajer, who co-founded Hard Candy, a color cosmetics company that rapidly grew to produced sales of $10,000,000 in less than 24 months. After selling Hard Candy to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy in 1999, she started the global lifestyle brand, tokidoki.

04/03/2013

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Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

(AP) – Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.

03/13/2013

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Study sees prostate cancer treatment side effects

(AP) – A new study underscores that men need to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. 15 years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex. 1/5th had bladder or bowel trouble.

01/30/2013

Study: ADHD medicines help curb criminal behavior

By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found. It also […]

11/21/2012

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