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Drug Helps Monkeys, Rabbits Survive Anthrax

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental antibody treatment helped rabbits and monkeys survive a deadly dose of anthrax bacteria and proved safe in humans, too, researchers at Human Genome Sciences said on Wednesday...

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Scientists Hope Tiny Insect Can Help Save Soybeans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Associated Press) -- An insect no bigger than a comma is being studied as a natural predator that farmers could use instead of chemicals to protect the nation's soybean crop from aphids...

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Genome Project Leader Is Selected to Head NIH

Dr. Francis S. Collins, the geneticist who discovered the causes of half a dozen diseases, oversaw the government's efforts to map the human genome and wrote a now-famous book presenting scientific evidence for a belief in God, will be nominated to head the National Institutes of Health, the White House confirmed Wednesday...

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Start-Ups Say Innovation Doesn't Grow on Trees

Biotechnology start-ups have long relied on grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund the research-and-development process for new drugs, medical devices and disease treatments...

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Antibiotic Delayed Aging in Experiments With Mice

A new star has appeared in the field of drugs that delay aging in laboratory animals, and are therefore candidates for doing the same in people...

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Pickens Calls Off Massive Wind Farm in Texas

HOUSTON (Associated Press) - Plans for the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle have been scrapped, energy baron T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday, and he's looking for a home for 687 giant wind turbines...

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'Synthetic Sperm' Raises Hope for Male Infertility

Synthetic human sperm have been grown from embryonic stem cells for the first time, scientists claimed Tuesday, raising the prospect of advances in male infertility treatment. The culture of swimming human cells with tails and some of the biological characteristics of real sperm has been created at Newcastle University...

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Most Distant Supernovae Found

By blending pictures of the deep universe, astronomers have found the faint light from two supernovae that are now the most distant stellar explosions known...

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