• Blind Mice Get Sight Back In Landmark Procedure
Blind Mice Get Sight Back In Landmark Procedure

Just like in the experiment, glaucoma puts pressure on the optic nerve, but this pathology is also caused by some strains of cancer and physical injuries. Stanford University researchers have developed a method that allows them to regrow and form connections between neurons involved in vision. Previous experiments attempted to restore sight using...

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  • Laura Massaro slams Rory McIlroy for 'unacceptable' attitude towards Olympic Games
Laura Massaro slams Rory McIlroy for 'unacceptable' attitude towards Olympic Games

On the eve of the British Open, Rory McIlroy ripped the PGA and the sport of golf for subpar drug testing, electing to pull no punches when it came to how easy it could be to cheat and get away with it. The main reasons: Not only will travelers from these countries go home to mosquito season, where the Aedes aegypti can spread the virus, but Olym...

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  • Who's Speaking at the Republican Convention?
Who's Speaking at the Republican Convention?

While supporters are united against Trump, they are divided about who an alternative should be. Mark Kirk and a few congressmen from IL have said they won't go to the convention. Her test begins Thursday when the committee meets to determine the rules governing Trump's convention. "I hope that people get their fair debate on an issue and they los...

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  • DPH: Most Who Contracted Zika Virus Traveled To Dominican Republic
DPH: Most Who Contracted Zika Virus Traveled To Dominican Republic

There are now 935 cases of Zika confirmed in the continental U.S.as well as another 2,026 in American territories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . An elderly Utah women infected with Zika has died. Dr. Andrew Pavia, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah says most diseases affect some groups of p...

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  • Brooklyn Nets sign Luis Scola, bringing roster to 12
Brooklyn Nets sign Luis Scola, bringing roster to 12

Vazquez's playing time was limited last season after he underwent ankle surgery in December. The 36-year-old was originally selected with the 56th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by San Antonio, but did not make his NBA debut until the 2007-08 season after his draft rights were traded to Houston.

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  • Health care spending expected to surpass $10000 per person
Health care spending expected to surpass $10000 per person

The report from number crunchers at the Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster rate than the national economy over the coming decade. The federal insurance program for people age 65 and older will have nearly 72 million enrollees by 2025, up from 54 million in 2015, according to the report.

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  • ACLU, other groups sue Baton Rouge Police in connection with Sterling protests
ACLU, other groups sue Baton Rouge Police in connection with Sterling protests

Investigations by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund's found various federal agencies have regularly labeled peaceful protests as violent and incited local police departments against them for several years starting with the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.

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  • Pokemon GO players take to the streets to catch 'em all
Pokemon GO players take to the streets to catch 'em all

Pokemon GO, the long-awaited mobile "augmented reality" game , is finally out, and it's been a windfall for Nintendo . The app also requires constant Global Positioning System access, and it uses a lot of data. Given the success of the app, gamer are bound to hear many stories that stoke suspicion both of the app and the players. More tha...

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  • Overdose deaths in Kamloops rises to 22 in 2016
Overdose deaths in Kamloops rises to 22 in 2016

New statistics show the number of illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C.is drastically higher than past year, particularly those involving fentanyl. About 80 per cent of drug overdose fatalities in the province are men. 8 people have died in PG, 4 from Fentanyl - which is trending to eclipse last years total of 13 by the end of the year. Britis...

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  • Donald Trump is leading in polls from key states
Donald Trump is leading in polls from key states

Caption + Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she arrives on stage with Sen. She addressed these incidents and other race-related deaths in Springfield. In the June poll, Feingold was up 51-42 percent. The same poll shows that in Pennsylvania , Clinton has an impressive 91 percent support rate among black voters, while ...

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  • 'Protest with peace': Alton Sterling's son calls for calm
'Protest with peace': Alton Sterling's son calls for calm

Authorities in Louisiana have defended their response to protesters, saying that their gear - which evoked the chaos that unfolded on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., after a white officer shot a black teenager there in 2014 - was needed to protect police officers.

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  • Digest this: heavy people may die up to 3 years early
Digest this: heavy people may die up to 3 years early

For people with BMI between 30 and 35, the first category for obesity, the risk of premature death increased to 45%, and for those with the highest level of obesity, or BMI of 40 or more, the risk almost tripled. The information, described as the largest-ever pooled dataset on being overweight and mortality, was gathered from 239 large studies cond...

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  • Justin rose wants to be remembered as olympic champion
Justin rose wants to be remembered as olympic champion

The 28-year-old is the current world number one and has won seven times in the past 12 months. Regardless of whether he set out to be deliberately provocative, his comments on Tuesday about the irrelevance of golf in the Olympics caused a stir and ensured his face was splashed across Wednesday's newspapers for reasons other than his Troon cha...

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  • President Obama tells Congress to revisit idea of public healthcare plan
President Obama tells Congress to revisit idea of public healthcare plan

It's a shift that reflects how the party has tilted leftward during the Obama years. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders , who on Tuesday endorsed presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, had proposed a federally-administered single payer plan.

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  • Feds Strap Vaccine-Laced M&M's To Drones, Drop Them On Prairie Dogs
Feds Strap Vaccine-Laced M&M's To Drones, Drop Them On Prairie Dogs

But they haven't gone completely mad - the idea is to vaccinate black-footed ferrets, a species facing a plague epidemic across the Great Plains. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has a plan to save the endangered black-footed ferret, and it involves candy.

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  • Obama renews call for US public health insurance option
Obama renews call for US public health insurance option

Obama highlighted one critique of the health care law often repeated by Republicans: many individuals still can not afford health insurance. Instead of a public option , the Affordable Care Act provided financing for 23 startup insurers called "co-ops".

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  • Q & A: Synthetic marijuana linked to mass overdose
Q & A: Synthetic marijuana linked to mass overdose

One was reportedly transported after an ambulance was flagged down at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue to deal with the person who was combative, according to the Daily News. It was a disgusting scene. "The city's public awareness efforts and aggressive enforcement actions over the past year have contributed to a significant decline in E...

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  • 33 people overdose on suspected synthetic pot
33 people overdose on suspected synthetic pot

It was not immediately clear what drugs the victims had ingested, but police said some of the victims had been smoking K2. "They were urinating, vomiting", Patricia Cardozo, a local who called 911, told DNAinfo . "These people, they can't get enough of this K2 stuff and it's really ruining this area". Eight were taken from one street suffering f...

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  • Republicans declare porn, but not guns, to be 'public health crisis'
Republicans declare porn, but not guns, to be 'public health crisis'

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive things to watch for in latest campaign fundraising reports GOP platform gets Trump-ified Mexican official: Integration with U.S. David Johnson, a member of the platform committee's economic subcommittee, owns Summitville Tiles in eastern OH and said trade deals have decimated his company.

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  • Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome in breakaway
Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome in breakaway

It was a remarkable sight. After Mont Ventoux, the race must still cover two time trials, a rolling one on Friday and one climbing up Megève, plus two summit finish stages. Gusts were measured at more than 100kph on top of the mountain on Wednesday, with similar forecast for Thursday. "You're not looking to not lose time, you're looking to thin...

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