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National Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Music to D.C. Area Hospitals

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Sound Health” program involves musicians making “house calls,” or traveling to perform for audiences that are too sick to attend a performance at a concert hall.


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Baltimore Institute Shares in NFL Concussion Grant

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is getting a share of the National Football League’s research funds for concussion studies.


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Congress Votes To Lift $30M Federal Spending Limit For National Research Chimp Sanctuary

Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would lift a $30 million federal spending limit for the national federal research chimpanzee sanctuary in northwest Louisiana.


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FDA Advisers Unanimously Back J&J Hepatitis C Drug

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.


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Ethical Issues As Scientists Peek Into Baby Genes

Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code.


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Study: Alcohol Abuse Leads To Shift In Brain Functions

According to a new study, chronic alcohol exposure leads to a brain shift that takes away complex-decision making skills and gears it toward habit forming association.


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NIH to Retire Most Chimps from Medical Research

It’s official: The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in government medical research, saying humans’ closest relatives “deserve special respect.”


The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Study: Dementia Care Costs US Nearly $215 Billion Per Year, Expected To Double By 2040

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually.


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Obama Set To Announce Federal Initiative To Map The Human Brain

President Obama has announced a broad new research initiative to map and explore the human brain.


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Scientists Say Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured

A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.