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Tick Saliva Could Help Combat Cancer, Say Brazilian Researchers

Tick Saliva Could Help Combat Cancer, Say Brazilian Researchers

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 16, 2014) Brazilian doctors hope a compound found in a common blood-sucking tick can be used to break down cancerous tumours in humans after successful results in laboratory animals. Tara Cleary has more. Video provided by Reuters
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First Fanged Deer Spotted in 60 Years

First Fanged Deer Spotted in 60 Years

Buzz60 (Nov. 3, 2014) The Kashmir musk deer were known to live in areas of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, and had not been spotted in 60 years, until now. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details. Video provided by Buzz60
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App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

Buzz60 (Oct. 10, 2014) Spider in Da House is a new app that will help people classify the different spiders in their homes. The hope is it will educate people and make them fear spiders less. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Dog Rescued, Survived Fall Off 200-Foot Cliff

Dog Rescued, Survived Fall Off 200-Foot Cliff

AP (Oct. 7, 2014) A volunteer team with the Oregon Humane Society rescued a dog that fell off a 200-foot cliff early Monday. The dog, Gracie, suffered only scratches and bruises in the fall. (Oct. 7) Video provided by AP
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