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Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.
October 09, 2014
The North Korean dictator hasn't been seen in more than a month, leading to speculation he might have been deposed or is merely indisposed.
October 09, 2014
So maybe we don't know everything about health and wealth and sexuality.
October 09, 2014
The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.
October 09, 2014
The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.
October 09, 2014
The hospital declined to elaborate on details of Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, who was admitted earlier this week after apparently contracting the disease from a patient she was treating.
October 09, 2014
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country cannot be expected to go it alone to protect Kurds inside Syria against self-declared Islamic State militants.
October 09, 2014
The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."
October 09, 2014
The St. Louis police chief says the suspect fired at the 32-year-old officer during a chase and that a weapon had been recovered from the scene.
October 09, 2014
He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.
October 09, 2014
The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.
October 09, 2014
People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.
October 09, 2014
City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of Communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
October 09, 2014
Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook and come Sunday, it's buzzing with the energy it once had.
October 09, 2014
Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.
October 08, 2014
Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.
October 08, 2014
This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.
October 08, 2014
Flooding from extreme tidal swings were once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as 10-fold since the 1960s.
October 08, 2014
A weather map on Wednesday showed no significant watches or warnings across the Lower 48.
October 08, 2014
Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.
October 08, 2014

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