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Kara Manke

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How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.

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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

Friday, July 18, 2014

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.

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To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The traditional Japanese art of folding paper is now adding grace and ease to the deployment of fragile solar panels, seismometers and other vital instruments in outer space.

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Young Scientists Say They're Sexually Abused In The Field

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heading off to exotic locales to conduct research is one of the great joys of science. But many young scientists say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by superiors while out there.

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Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

Monday, July 14, 2014

Parents are used to seeing medication doses in tablespoons or teaspoons, but a study shows that using these units increases the risk that they will give their children the wrong dose of medicine.

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Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

Thursday, July 10, 2014

People in heterosexual relationships are about 20 times less likely to pass HIV to their partners than homosexual men. Now scientists have found a clue to why this disparity exists.

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With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not The Egg's

Monday, July 07, 2014

For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.

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Costlier Digital Mammograms May Not Be Better For Older Women

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Digital mammograms are sharper and aid diagnosis, radiologists say. But these scans aren't significantly better than film scans in finding tumors in older women, a study finds. And they cost more.

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When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

Friday, June 27, 2014

To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.

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Sticky Streamers Of Staph Bacteria May Clog Up Medical Devices

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hospital-acquired infections with Staphylococcus aureus are a major health problem. Learning how staph can gum up tiny tubes like catheters may help prevent infections.

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Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Hazards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.

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To Defeat A Deadly Toxin, Disrupt Its Landing Gear

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scientists have figured out how botulinum toxin moves from the intestine into the bloodstream. Specialized molecules that serve as carriers for the toxin provide clues about its potency.

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Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

Monday, June 16, 2014

Strokes come in two varieties, and drugs that treat one type can be deadly for the other. An experimental device could help get the right treatment to patients while they're still in ambulances.

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