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A federal judge issued a ruling to halt human embryonic stem cell research and "preserve the status quo" from before President Obama expanded research guidelines. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from Dr. Evan Snyder of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and…
The oil has stopped gushing from the BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico well -- at least for now -- but the damages are apparent along the beaches and marshlands. However, little oil can be seen on the water. Jim Lehrer…
Ten years after the cracking of the human genetic code, Jeffrey Brown talks to a scientist about advancements and setbacks in using the research to pinpoint the causes of illnesses and craft individualized therapies.
Researchers reported new progress in the treatment of breast, skin, lung and ovarian cancers at a weekend meeting of top cancer experts in Chicago. Ray Suarez talks to American Society of Clinical Oncology President George Sledge for an update on…
An Obama administration plan released Monday would expand federal funding of stem cell research to older lines of stem cells previously ineligible for such financing. Jeffrey Brown reports.
In the final installment of her Generation Next series, which has aired on both the NewsHour and NPR, Judy Woodruff reports on how wind energy is generating new career prospects for young Americans in the Sooner State.
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A period of intensive study of the Earth's polar caps, called the International Polar Year, ended in March, leaving researchers with a bounty of data to sort through to help inform the next generation of polar research.
New studies reveal that "brown fat," a type of fat scientists previously thought disappeared after infancy, can burn large amounts of calories if activated by cold temperatures. An author of one study explains the discovery and its possible medical applications.
Last month, President Barack Obama lifted 8-year-old restrictions on federal funding for most embryonic stem cell research.
President Barack Obama moved Monday to lift funding limits on embryonic stem cell research. Experts weigh how the decision fits into the president's broader approach to science.
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