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Still Many Questions About Zika's Threat to Pregnant Women

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Apr 20
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.

Study Backs Pancreas Cell Transplants for Severe Diabetes

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 19
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease.

Napster Co-Founder Bankrolls Project to Speed Cancer Work

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Apr 15
A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.

Maine: New England's 1st 'Right to Try' Experimental Drugs

SCIENCE | Apr 2
Maine is the first state in New England to give dying patients the right to use experimental drugs.

FDA Moves to Ban Most Powdered Surgical Gloves

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Mar 22
Federal health officials are moving to ban most surgical gloves made with powder, a feature designed to make them easier to wear, but which actually poses health risks to patients.

Anthem Slaps Lawsuit on Express Scripts Over Drug Pricing

CORPORATE | Mar 21
Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurer Anthem is suing pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts over prescription drug prices.

Dartmouth's 'Magic Wand' Pairs Medical Devices to Wi-Fi

SCIENCE | By Holly Ramer | Mar 6
Doctors could keep better tabs on their patients between visits with a simple wave of a magic wand-like device being developed at Dartmouth College.

Could Artificial Hearts Make Donations Obsolete?

SCIENCE | Feb 25
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

Study Finds Anti-AIDS Vaginal Ring Partially Protects Women

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 23
In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.

Blood-Boosters May Give Tiny Preemies A Developmental Edge

SCIENCE | By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 16
Two blood-building drugs injected soon after birth may give tiny preemies a lasting long-term edge, boosting brain development and IQ by age 4, a first-of-its-kind study found.

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