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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

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

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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