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Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

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The quest for new antibiotics has led researchers to a surprising candidate: the marijuana compound CBD. A new study finds that CBD, or cannabidiol, is "remarkably effective" at killing bacteria, at least in a test tube, the researchers in the new study said. The results showed that CBD had antibiotic effects against a number of…
What Missouri’s Battle Over Abortion Implies For An Illinois Center Throughout The River

What Missouri’s Battle Over Abortion Implies For An Illinois Center Throughout...

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Alison Dreith, the director of Hope Clinic in Granite City, Ill., about how the uncertainty of Missouri's last abortion clinic is affecting her patients and staff. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Missouri's only clinic that performs abortions is fighting to stay open. That fight against the state's health department is playing out…
How A Battle Over Beef Jerky Exposes Stress Over BREEZE In The Trump Age

How A Battle Over Beef Jerky Exposes Stress Over BREEZE In...

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A sign in the window of a New York City market advertises the acceptance of food stamps. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images A sign in the window of a New York City market advertises the acceptance of food stamps. Spencer Platt/Getty Images For roughly 40 million Americans, SNAP benefits are…
Old Battle, New Front: AIDS Activists Want Lower Drug Costs. Now!

Old Battle, New Front: AIDS Activists Want Lower Drug Costs. Now!

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During testimony before a congressional hearing on drug prices this month, Dr. Aaron Lord (left), a patient advocate and AIDS activist, publicly challenged Daniel O'Day, CEO of Gilead Sciences (right), to lower the price of Gilead's HIV prevention drug Truvada. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images During…
Battle or Flight: The Considerate Nerve System

Battle or Flight: The Considerate Nerve System

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When facing down a ferocious lion, an oncoming car or maybe just an impending deadline, our bodies trigger a physical stress response that prepares us to either fight or flee the scene. This "fight-or-flight" response is driven by the sympathetic nervous system, a normally harmonized network of brain structures, nerves and hormones that, if thrown…
Robotics that combat disintegration video

Robotics that combat disintegration video

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These robots drive sheets of metal into the ground to prevent soil erosion and the resulting ecological damage.
Pittsburgh Limits Usage Of Assault-Style Defense, Establishing Court Battle

Pittsburgh Limits Usage Of Assault-Style Defense, Establishing Court Battle

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Supporters applaud after the Pittsburgh City Council voted to pass gun control legislation on April 2. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption toggle caption Keith Srakocic/AP Supporters applaud after the Pittsburgh City Council voted to pass gun control legislation on April 2. Keith Srakocic/AP Pittsburgh's mayor signed legislation Tuesday restricting the use of assault-style weapons in the…
Among the most effective female business owners in Sweden established a virtual midwife to assist battle the misconceptions and mistaken beliefs about pregnancy

Among the most effective female business owners in Sweden established a...

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Everyone is born, Bonnie Roupé told INSIDER, so an app for pregnant women actually has the potential to involve every person in the world. Bonzun, founded by Roupé in 2012, works like a virtual midwife, supplying users with information about how their baby is growing, and what the changes in their body mean. Roupé is…
1A Throughout America: The Battle Over Oil and Gas

1A Throughout America: The Battle Over Oil and Gas

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When we traveled to Colorado this month, we heard a lot about oil and gas. It’s a $31 billion industry in The Centennial State according to leading businesses and civic organizations, but it’s also a big concern to some residents. Our Across America team spoke to several people in the Greeley, Colorado, area about how…
Researchers simply mapped the fantastic white shark’s genome, exposing hints that might assist us recover injuries and combat cancer

Researchers simply mapped the fantastic white shark’s genome, exposing hints that...

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Damage-resistant genes. Healing powers. Very low risk of cancer. No, scientists aren't describing Wolverine or Superman — those are the powers of the great white shark. The star of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, whose scientific name is Carcharodon carcharias, has a reputation as a meat-eating monster of the sea. But in fact, great white sharks may…

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