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Jerrie Cobb, America’s 1st female astronaut candidate, dies at 88

As America’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights.

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

By attaching the brains to a specially constructed device and running souped-up artificial blood through them, the researchers said they were able to restore some of the brains’ molecular and cellular functions.

Scientists restore brain activity in dead pigs

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

Medicare aims to expand coverage of cancer care, but is it enough?

In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost.

Bones from Philippine cave reveal a new human cousin

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. 

Bones from a Philippines cave reveal a new human cousin

The long-lost cousin of modern people evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. 

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