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Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug

Source: BBC, Tue May 08, 2012,
The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug, has been raised by UK researchers.

Share your status – and your lungs. Facebook tool promotes organ donation

Source: CNN, Wed May 02, 2012,
Facebook on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to use the vast social network to connect organ donors with people who need life-saving transplants.

Pancreatic cancer gene discovery

Source: BBC, Tue May 01, 2012,
Less than one in five people with this form of cancer are still alive a year after being diagnosed. A recent discovery has revealed that a gene was being switched off in the cancerous cells and now new drugs are being developed to switch it back on.

UK Men set to live as long as women, figures show

Source: BBC, Tue April 24, 2012,
The gap between male and female life expectancy is closing and men could catch up by 2030, according to an adviser for the Office for National Statistics.

Bright Is The New Black: New York Roofs Go Cool

Story contains video Source: NASA, Tue March 20, 2012,
On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists that details the first scientific results from the city's unprecedented effort to brighten rooftops and reduce its "urban heat island" effect.

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