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Salk polio vaccine celebrates 50th anniversary
...y greeted the news, and Dr. Salk became a national hero
overnight. Significance of the Anniversary Many other medical advances were made possible by the wide net that was cast in funding the quest for a polio vaccine. "Most of the beginnings of molecular biology were financed by the March of Dimes as p...
Orange, grapefruit juice for breakfast builds bones in rats
...en. But a couple of Texas researchers say the real hero
is citrus juice. Orange and grapefruit juice regularly given to lab rats prevented osteoporosis, long considered an unavoidable aging disease in which bones become more likely to break, according to a study by Texas A&M University's Vegetable and Fru...
Climate change creates dramatic decline in red-winged black bird population
...he breeding season to eating corn. That's when the hero
suddenly becomes the pest. So, is the 50 percent decline in population a good thing for the environment? Weatherhead says that what will happen in the future isn't clear, but if the climate trends continue, there are likely to be further changes ...