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Boy or Girl? Intersex Awareness Is on the Rise

Boy or Girl? Intersex Awareness Is on the Rise

AP (Apr. 17, 2015) At least 1 in 5,000 U.S. babies are born each year with intersex conditions _ ambiguous genitals because of genetic glitches or hormone problems. Secrecy and surgery are common. But some doctors and activists are trying to change things. (April 17) Video provided by AP
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Study Suggests Link Between Alzheimer's And Immune System

Study Suggests Link Between Alzheimer's And Immune System

Newsy (Apr. 15, 2015) A Duke University study involving lab mice suggests there's a link between Alzheimer's disease and a faulty immune system. Video provided by Newsy
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Scientists in a Spin Over Synthetic Spider Silk

Scientists in a Spin Over Synthetic Spider Silk

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 10, 2015) German scientists create artificial silk by combining spider protein with bacteria usually found in the guts of humans and animals. It's as strong and flexible as the real thing, and because of its biocompatability, the silk could have a variety of surgical uses. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Solitair Device Aims to Takes Guesswork out of Sun Safety

Solitair Device Aims to Takes Guesswork out of Sun Safety

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 31, 2015) The Solitair device aims to take the confusion out of how much sunlight we should expose our skin to. Small enough to be worn as a tie or hair clip, it monitors the user's sun exposure by taking into account their skin pigment, location and schedule. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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