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"Breathprints" Unique as Fingerprints, Testable for Disease

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April 4, 2013
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A new study says the contents of a person's breath are unique and change slowly, if at all - possibly leading to new non-invasive diagnostic tools.


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Atlanta's Zoo Leads Research on Ape Hearts

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AP (Apr. 20, 2012) Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta's zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes.
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Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) Researchers at Emory University in the United States are hoping to extend the lives of patients diagnosed with the deadly neuro-degenerative disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS kills by destroying a patient's nervous system but in clinical trials, the scientists say injections of neural stem cells show promise in slowing the disease's progress. Ben Gruber reports.
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Climate: Nicaragua Solar Dryers Instead of Drought

Climate: Nicaragua Solar Dryers Instead of Drought

Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) Nicaragua's unique weather conditions are ideal for growing coffee and cocoa beans. But climate change is threatening the weather system there - the dry periods are becoming more humid and conditions during the wet season are becoming more severe. Increasingly, crops are spoiling before they're harvested. With the help of solar dryers however, coffee, cocoa, fruit and wood can be dried within hours and made to last longer without adding chemicals. The Austrian company CONA has become the leading exporter of the component parts of these devices, which are being installed in even the remotest parts of the country.
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Red Sea Coral Reefs Uniquely Resilient, Say Israeli Researchers

Red Sea Coral Reefs Uniquely Resilient, Say Israeli Researchers

Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) Israeli ecologists are calling for the coral reefs of Eilat to be declared a World Heritage site because of their unique ability to resist bleaching, which is killing coral reefs elsewhere in the world. The researchers say protecting them to create a global coral refuge should be an environmental priority. Jim Drury reports.
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