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Utility company admits its equipment helped spark huge California fire

The admission was made as red flag warnings for increased fire danger went up across the state amid dry, gusty winds.

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The NFL's first Asian-American quarterback's next challenge is the Hall of Fame

"I like to think, being the first Filipino quarterback, that it impacted a lot of the young people much like how my cousin Emo impacted me."

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Lime pulled thousands of scooters off the streets over battery fire fears

“At no time were riders or members of the public put at risk,” the scooter company said.

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U.S. Olympic team partners with gun website that hosts Nazi product ads

The U.S. Olympic Shooting organization is partnered with firearms auction website Gunbroker.com which hosts sales of Holocaust relics and concentration camp memorabilia.

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Tesla rival Faraday has come unplugged

Faraday joins the long list of battery-car start-ups that have been left on the hard shoulder.

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Mother charged after 1-year-old son died in Hurricane Florence

The mom previously said she wasn't from the area and was unfamiliar with the roads.

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Feds going after biker gang's patches at racketeering trial

The feds have called the Mongol Nation "the most violent and dangerous" biker gang in the country, and they're trying an unusual tactic to dismantle them: Stripping them of the trademarked patches that are prized by members and feared by rivals.

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U.S. takes aim at ally Saudi Arabia, demands end to war in Yemen

"We’ve got to move toward a peace effort here. And we can’t say we’re going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days."

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Sadness or depression? How to know when to seek treatment

1 in 5 Americans meet the criteria for depressive disorder, but many are undiagnosed. Mental health experts weigh in on how to know if and when you need treatment.

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'All we want is our vote': Native Americans fight fallout of North Dakota's voter ID law

Native Americans who want to vote in the midterms must have an ID that shows a street address. Some say it's "a targeted practice" to "suppress the vote."

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Record turnout? Not for millennials — just a third say they'll vote.

That number has remained steady since August, according the results of a new NBC News/GenForward survey.

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GOP senators press Trump to cut off nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

Five Republicans write that they have "serious concerns" about Saudi leadership in the wake of Khashoggi murder.

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Ghosts, emotional vampires and other monsters mean dating is scarier than ever

It can be downright spooky out there — so be careful and self-aware.

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Christian on Pakistan's death row for blasphemy is ordered released

Human rights groups say blasphemy laws are increasingly being exploited by religious extremists as well as ordinary Pakistanis to settle personal scores.

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Bones found near Vatican Embassy revive 1983 cold case

The disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi has bedeviled investigators for decades.

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Online rants create dilemma for police

"It's always easy after the fact, to go: 'That was clear.' But clearly everyone spouting their mouth doesn't go and shoot up a synagogue."

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Arizona man accused of helping undercover FBI agents build car bomb

The suspect allegedly told an FBI informant he could offer guidance in building a car bomb destined for Mexico.

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Packers trade running back just days after costly fumble

The Packers have traded running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens for a seventh-round draft pick in 2020.

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Pittsburgh police injured in synagogue mass shooting identified

President Trump visited with an officer who had been shot seven times in the attack, the White House said.

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Trump's birthright plan vs. the U.S. Constitution: Here's what wins

Analysis: The 14th Amendment may not have been intended to provide citizenship to everyone born in the U.S.

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Trump visits site of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

His visit was controversial in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the Jewish community here, among city leaders and in the political world.

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Bulger was a fixture on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list — for good reason

At one point Bulger was No. 2 on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list — behind only 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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Typhus outbreak in Los Angeles area surpasses 100 patients

Squalid conditions in the city's skid row area have created a 'typhus zone' where cases have cropped up.

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Mueller refers sex misconduct scheme targeting him to FBI for investigation

"We immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation," said Peter Carr, spokesperson for the special counsel.

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Space telescope dead after long 'blockbuster' mission

"It's changed how we look at the night sky."

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Late Registration: Kanye West says he's 'distancing himself from politics'

The music mogul says his "eyes are now wide open" and he's "been used to spread messages I don't believe in."

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Murdochs plan a new vision of TV with New Fox

With a focus on news and sports, the Murdoch family's suddenly lean operation has a variety of possibilities to grow — but may also look for places to cut.

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Ask a nutritionist: Should I eat the same foods every day?

While consistency can create healthy habits and aid in weight loss, it's important to also focus on nutritional diversity.

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Halloween can be a deadly night for children, traffic researchers say

The deadliest hour, researchers found, was 6 p.m.

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Home prices continue to cool, in a sign the housing market is slowing down

What remains to be seen is how much rising interest rates will impact home ownership.

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Position of crashed Lion Air jet may have been located

Finding the fuselage would bring the search effort closer to retrieving the airplane's flight recorders, which are crucial to the investigation.

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What's the end game for the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell?

Now that the Steelers can’t trade running back Le'Veon Bell, the possible outcomes to the relationship are more limited.

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Google employees plan walkout over handling of sexual misconduct

"Hundreds of people are demanding structural change, not just inclusive sounding PR."

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Alabama tops ranking in season's first College Football Playoff poll

The first set of meaningless-but-fun College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday.

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Two teens charged with manslaughter after officer falls 50 feet during chase

Two 19-year-olds on Tuesday were charged with involuntary manslaughter after an auxiliary police officer fell 50 feet to his death while chasing them.

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North Dakota’s Native Americans scramble to comply with voter ID law

Activists are scrambling to help North Dakota’s Native American voters comply with a new voter ID law in time to cast ballots for the midterm election.

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Murdochs plan a new vision of TV with New Fox

With a focus on news and sports, the Murdoch family's suddenly lean operation has a variety of possibilities to grow — but may also look for places to cut.

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Indiana missionary gunned down in Cameroon, family says

Charles Wesco "loved the Lord," said his brother, state Rep. Tim Wesco. The State Department said it had no further information.

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Could gum, bottled water and pizza bagels get 'healthy' label from FDA?

"It doesn't have fat. It doesn't have sugar. It has virtually no calories," says one International Chewing Gum Association lawyer on why gum could be considered "healthy."

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New device promises to reduce fertility clinic storage failures

In March, over 4,000 eggs and embryos were lost in storage malfunctions at two clinics.

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Facebook hits 2.27 billion monthly active users as earnings stabilize

Mark Zuckerberg said in a press release that the company's apps serve more than 2 billion people each day.

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'Great Pumpkin' asteroid returns: Spooky skull-shaped space rock will fly by after Halloween

On November 11, asteroid 2015 TB145 will zoom past Earth at a distance of about 25 million miles.

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Concerns growing over rejection of mail-in ballots in Georgia, other states

Maureen Heard, 57, discovered last year that she was among roughly 319,000 voters across the country whose absentee ballots were rejected.

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Space telescope dead after long 'blockbuster' mission

"It's changed how we look at the night sky."

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New brain region that suppresses fear identified

A new study has identified a new area in the brain involved in inhibiting fear, a discovery that holds potential for clinical interventions in patients with psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Lifespan and sexual maturity depends on your brain more than your body

New research finds how long humans and other warm-blooded animals live -- and when they reach sexual maturity -- may have more to do with their brain than their body. More specifically, it is not animals with larger bodies or slower metabolic rates that live longer; it is animals with more neurons in the cerebral cortex, whatever the size of the body.

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Potential flaw in our assumptions about unknown opinions of others

Findings from a new study suggest that people assume that those who are silent in a conversation would agree with their own opinion, even if the majority of the speakers in the group have a different opinion. This has implications for how people form opinions about products, politics, and much more.

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Single protein controls thousands of genes essential for sperm development

A single protein regulates a battery of key genes inside developing sperm, according to a new study. Scientists discovered the protein -- called Dazl -- controls a network of genes essential for developing sperm to replicate and survive. The findings, published in Cell Reports, could lay the groundwork for future research into therapies for infertile men.

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Facial asymmetry increases with age

Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging -- a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.

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One month of abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adults

A new study finds that one month of abstaining from cannabis use resulted in measurable improvement in memory functions important for learning among adolescents and young adults who were regular cannabis users.

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Solving a 100-year mystery in blood pressure research

New insight into how cells sense blood pressure could present better targets for treating hypertension.

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Brain-inspired methods to improve wireless communications

Researchers are using brain-inspired machine learning techniques to increase the energy efficiency of wireless receivers.

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Specific networks in brain present much earlier than previously thought

A team of researchers have used the brain's spontaneously generated patterns of activity to glean novel insights into network structure and development. They found the existence of precise organizational networks in the cerebral cortex much earlier in development than previously thought.

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Flexible, stable and potent against cancer

Linking therapeutically active molecules to specific antibodies can help to pilot them to their designated targets and minimize side effects -- especially when treating tumors. Scientists have now described novel conjugates made from antibodies and a kinesin spindle protein inhibitor. Changing the linker between the two components allows for tuning the activity of this cytostatic drug, which is effective against a broad palette of cancers.

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Preventing sudden cardiac death with genome editing

Gene editing successfully prevented sudden cardiac death in a mouse model of inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorder.

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Pedestrian fatalities increase on Halloween, particularly among children

Children are more likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on other nights of the year, according to new research.

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Owls help scientists unlock secret of how the brain pays attention

Studying barn owls, scientists believe they've taken an important step toward solving the longstanding mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention.

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Young men more likely to die in summer, older people in winter despite local climate

Young men living in the US are overall more likely to die in the summer months, according to a new study.

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How LSD changes perception

LSD changes the communication patterns between regions of the brain, new research shows. The study also provides insights into how mental health disorders develop and how these could be treated.

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An end to arachnophobia 'just a heartbeat away'

Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear -- for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia -- at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity.

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New anatomic structure in the ankle described

Researchers describe a new ligament in the lateral side of the ankle. The ligament complex would explain chronic pain after an ankle sprain.

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Generation Z stressed about issues in the news but least likely to vote

Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z -- those between ages 15 and 21 -- with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to a new report.

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Promising new target for immunotherapy

Researchers have shed new light on a molecule called TIM-3 that might play a key role in the regulation of the immune response.

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Advertising in kids' apps more prevalent than parents may realize

Ninety-five percent of reviewed apps for children ages 5 and under include at least one form of advertising, a new study finds. Researchers found play was frequently interrupted by pop-up video ads, persuasion by commercial characters to make in-app purchases to enhance the game experience and overt banner ads that could be distracting, misleading and not always age-appropriate.

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Vitamin D levels in the blood linked to cardiorespiratory fitness

New research finds that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity.

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How some heart cells cope with high blood pressure

Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, according to a new study. This is the first time researchers have identified distinct differences between heart muscle cells that fail and those that adapt to high blood pressure.

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The 10-foot-tall microscopes helping combat world's worst diseases

The century-old mission to understand how the proteins responsible for amyloid-based diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntingdon's and Parkinson's work has taken major steps forward in the last 12 months, thanks to a revolution in a powerful microscopy technique used by scientists.

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High levels of previously unsuspected pollutant uncovered in homes, environment

Scientists have found high levels of a previously unsuspected pollutant in homes, in an electronic waste recycling facility and in the natural environment. People are likely to be exposed to this pollutant by breathing contaminated dust or through skin contact.

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Showerhead bacteria and lung infections: Researchers find correlation

Researchers have shown that the regions in the United States where pathogenic mycobacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections are most common. The study emphasizes the important role of showerheads in the transmission of NTM infections.

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Discovery of Zika virus in monkeys suggests disease may also have wild cycle

Zika virus has been detected in dead monkeys found in several areas in Brazil. The monkeys had been killed by locals who thought the animals had yellow fever. In fact, the monkeys were not bearers of that disease, but infection by Zika virus had made them sick and more vulnerable to attack by humans.

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Secrets of mighty cancer killing virus unlocked

Researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumor cells, increasing its potential to save lives.

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Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging

Researchers have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, but it relies on compact quantum dots to illuminate molecules and diseased cells rather than fluorescent dyes.

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Rich people don't live that much longer than the poor, study finds

Differences in how many extra years rich people live compared to poor people is only about half of what we thought, according to new research.

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New brain region that suppresses fear identified

A new study has identified a new area in the brain involved in inhibiting fear, a discovery that holds potential for clinical interventions in patients with psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Single protein controls thousands of genes essential for sperm development

A single protein regulates a battery of key genes inside developing sperm, according to a new study. Scientists discovered the protein -- called Dazl -- controls a network of genes essential for developing sperm to replicate and survive. The findings, published in Cell Reports, could lay the groundwork for future research into therapies for infertile men.

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Facial asymmetry increases with age

Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging -- a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.

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One month of abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adults

A new study finds that one month of abstaining from cannabis use resulted in measurable improvement in memory functions important for learning among adolescents and young adults who were regular cannabis users.

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Solving a 100-year mystery in blood pressure research

New insight into how cells sense blood pressure could present better targets for treating hypertension.

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Flexible, stable and potent against cancer

Linking therapeutically active molecules to specific antibodies can help to pilot them to their designated targets and minimize side effects -- especially when treating tumors. Scientists have now described novel conjugates made from antibodies and a kinesin spindle protein inhibitor. Changing the linker between the two components allows for tuning the activity of this cytostatic drug, which is effective against a broad palette of cancers.

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Preventing sudden cardiac death with genome editing

Gene editing successfully prevented sudden cardiac death in a mouse model of inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorder.

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Young men more likely to die in summer, older people in winter despite local climate

Young men living in the US are overall more likely to die in the summer months, according to a new study.

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How LSD changes perception

LSD changes the communication patterns between regions of the brain, new research shows. The study also provides insights into how mental health disorders develop and how these could be treated.

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An end to arachnophobia 'just a heartbeat away'

Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear -- for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia -- at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity.

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New anatomic structure in the ankle described

Researchers describe a new ligament in the lateral side of the ankle. The ligament complex would explain chronic pain after an ankle sprain.

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Promising new target for immunotherapy

Researchers have shed new light on a molecule called TIM-3 that might play a key role in the regulation of the immune response.

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Vitamin D levels in the blood linked to cardiorespiratory fitness

New research finds that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity.

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How some heart cells cope with high blood pressure

Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, according to a new study. This is the first time researchers have identified distinct differences between heart muscle cells that fail and those that adapt to high blood pressure.

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The 10-foot-tall microscopes helping combat world's worst diseases

The century-old mission to understand how the proteins responsible for amyloid-based diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntingdon's and Parkinson's work has taken major steps forward in the last 12 months, thanks to a revolution in a powerful microscopy technique used by scientists.

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High levels of previously unsuspected pollutant uncovered in homes, environment

Scientists have found high levels of a previously unsuspected pollutant in homes, in an electronic waste recycling facility and in the natural environment. People are likely to be exposed to this pollutant by breathing contaminated dust or through skin contact.

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Showerhead bacteria and lung infections: Researchers find correlation

Researchers have shown that the regions in the United States where pathogenic mycobacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections are most common. The study emphasizes the important role of showerheads in the transmission of NTM infections.

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Discovery of Zika virus in monkeys suggests disease may also have wild cycle

Zika virus has been detected in dead monkeys found in several areas in Brazil. The monkeys had been killed by locals who thought the animals had yellow fever. In fact, the monkeys were not bearers of that disease, but infection by Zika virus had made them sick and more vulnerable to attack by humans.

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Secrets of mighty cancer killing virus unlocked

Researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumor cells, increasing its potential to save lives.

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Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging

Researchers have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, but it relies on compact quantum dots to illuminate molecules and diseased cells rather than fluorescent dyes.

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Rich people don't live that much longer than the poor, study finds

Differences in how many extra years rich people live compared to poor people is only about half of what we thought, according to new research.

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Scientists neutralize reactive nitrogen molecules to enhance cancer immunotherapy

Researchers studying tumors in prostate cancer models found that nitration of an amino acid can inhibit T-cell activation, thwarting the T-cell's ability to kill cancer cells.

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Gunshot wounds in children account for $270 million in emergency room and inpatient charges annually

A new study of more than 75,000 teenagers and children who suffered a firearm-related injury between 2006 and 2014 pinpoints the financial burden of gunshot wounds and highlights the increasing incidence of injury in certain age groups.

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Reduced screen time for young highly recommended for well-being

A new study indicates that more hours of screen time are associated with lower well-being in those aged 2 to 17, though the association is larger for adolescents than for younger children.

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Truck driver pain and discomfort can be alleviated

Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable.

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New platform based on biology and nanotechnology carries mRNA directly to target cells

Researchers have developed a biological approach to directing nanocarriers loaded with protein 'game changers' to specific cells. Their groundbreaking method may prove useful in treating myriad malignancies, inflammatory diseases and rare genetic disorders.

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White woman declaring 'I'm white and I'm hot' fired after harassing two black women in parking lot

Susan Westwood is also facing four criminal summonses for communicating threats and simple assault, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

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Ask a nutritionist: Should I eat the same foods every day?

While consistency can create healthy habits and aid in weight loss, it's important to also focus on nutritional diversity.

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How one scientist convinces skeptics that faith and climate action aren't at odds

"The first step is to connect over shared concerns."

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How your brain uses fear to keep you alive

A complex biochemical process regulates how you react to potential danger.

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Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited

Evidence has been building in recent years that our diet, our habits or traumatic experiences can have consequences for the health of our children -- and even our grandchildren. The explanation that has gained most currency for how this occurs is so-called 'epigenetic inheritance' -- patterns of chemical 'marks' on or around our DNA that are hypothesized to be passed down the generations. New research suggests this mechanism of non-genetic inheritance is likely to be very rare.

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Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited

Evidence has been building in recent years that our diet, our habits or traumatic experiences can have consequences for the health of our children -- and even our grandchildren. The explanation that has gained most currency for how this occurs is so-called 'epigenetic inheritance' -- patterns of chemical 'marks' on or around our DNA that are hypothesized to be passed down the generations. New research suggests this mechanism of non-genetic inheritance is likely to be very rare.

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Hormone-blocking injections reduce early menopause from breast cancer treatment

Final results of a clinical trial show continued evidence that women who get injections of the hormone drug goserelin along with standard breast cancer chemotherapy are more likely to become pregnant - without developing negative side effects or shortening their lives.

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Does the US discard too many transplantable kidneys?

An analysis reveals that many transplanted kidneys in France would have likely been discarded in the United States.

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NFL confirms four games in London in 2019

Three games were played in London this season, and fan support was strong enough that the league is showing no sign of slowing down in its efforts to grow the sport across the pond.

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Facebook looks to recover from recent struggles

One analyst said "anything that isn't a total disaster will be a good news story" for Facebook.

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Three Indiana children boarding school bus killed by pickup truck

The driver of the pickup truck that hit the children was being interviewed by police.

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Aly Raisman speaks out about latest USA Gymnastics lawsuit

On Monday, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive Steve Penny pleaded not guilty to charges of tampering with evidence in the Larry Nassar case.

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Hormone-blocking injections reduce early menopause from breast cancer treatment

Final results of a clinical trial show continued evidence that women who get injections of the hormone drug goserelin along with standard breast cancer chemotherapy are more likely to become pregnant - without developing negative side effects or shortening their lives.

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Does the US discard too many transplantable kidneys?

An analysis reveals that many transplanted kidneys in France would have likely been discarded in the United States.

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Free movement can protect humans from environmental threats

Greater freedom of movement and investments in human rights and social opportunities can help protect humans from environmental threats like rising sea levels, new research says.

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AI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that can be combined with experiments to determine, in record time, the location of atoms in powdered solids. Their method can be applied to complex molecules containing thousands of atoms and could be of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

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Missing teen Jayme Closs' home burglarized the same day as funeral for parents

Kyle Jaenke-Annis, 32, told deputies that he took items of her clothing because he was "curious about what size Jayme was," according to a criminal complaint.

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