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Deaf mice cured with gene therapy
By Reuters - Sep 01, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts - In a laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital a cure for genetic deafness is taking shape. Lead researcher Jeff Holt says that if all goes as planned,...

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First Dane goes into space -- to test bike gear
By Reuters - Sep 01, 2015

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test ...

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Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Florida university
By Reuters - Aug 27, 2015

By Irene Klotz MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed ...

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Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death
By Reuters - Aug 27, 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - Knut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in ...

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Felix purrs in 400; long jump challengers falter
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

By Gene Cherry BEIJING (Reuters) - Highly-decorated American Allyson Felix kicked-off her bid for a first world athletics championships 400 meters gold by sauntering through the ...

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Solheim Cup teams firming up
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, Spanish duo Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda and Germany's Sandra Gal were all confirmed on Europe's Solheim Cup team on ...

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Extra-base hits, walks help Nationals win
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Catcher Wilson Ramos and third baseman Anthony Rendon hit home runs during a four-run fifth inning an the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Sunday...

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Ko wins Canadian Open for third time
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - World number two Lydia Ko has held off a fast finishing Stacy Lewis and Ryu So-yeon to claim her third Canadian Pacific Women's Open and eighth LPGA title in a ...

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U.S. captain Love keen to play 2016 Ryder Cup
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

By Andrew Both GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love will play in the 2016 event if he claims a top-three qualifying spot, he said ...

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Piscotty helps Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the Cardinals to a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday as St. Louis ...

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Briton Wilson 'critical', in coma
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - Justin Wilson sustained severe head injuries and is in a coma in critical condition after the Briton was struck by debris from another car during the closing laps of ...

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Castro's homer gives Houston win over Dodgers
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Astros catcher Jason Castro drilled a walk-off home run with one out in the 10th inning to cap the Houston Astros' come-from-behind 3-2 victory over ...

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Pirelli blames teams for ignoring their request
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's explosive Belgian Grand Prix blowout would not have happened if tyre manufacturer Pirelli had been listened to two ...