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Nail Biting Could Be A Sign Of Perfectionism

Nail Biting Could Be A Sign Of Perfectionism

Newsy (Mar. 17, 2015) — Researchers discovered that nail biting might not be just a nervous tick but a behavior perfectionists exhibit when they're bored. Video provided by Newsy
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A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2015) — Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman's could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Horse Dung Has Scientists on Scent of Antibiotic Success

Horse Dung Has Scientists on Scent of Antibiotic Success

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 16, 2015) — The key to creating the next generation of antibiotics could lie in horse dung. That's according to researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bonn who have produced copsin, an antibiotic protein compound, in the common inky cap mushroom that grows in manure. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Military Hopes to Learn from Chimp Attack Victim

Military Hopes to Learn from Chimp Attack Victim

AP (Mar. 10, 2015) — The U.S. military is keeping close tabs on Charla Nash, the former Conn. woman mauled by a chimpanzee. The Pentagon paid for her full face transplant in 2012 and is underwriting her recovery, in hopes of helping seriously disfigured soldiers. (March 10) Video provided by AP
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