Archive: 24/08/2006

FDA OKs morning-after pill retail sale

Over-the-counter sale of Plan B, or the morning-after contraceptive pill was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

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Viruses Can Jump Between Primates and Humans

Viruses that jump the species barrier between monkeys and humans can harm both people and animals, and we should take steps to reduce the risk of virus transmission. That's the message running through the September issue ...

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New Definition of 'Species' Could Aid Species Identification

Scientists at Texas Tech University argue that defining mammalian species based on genetics will result in the recognition of many more species than previously thought present. This has profound implications for our knowledge ...

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Tiny shrimp species found in Pa. river

(AP) -- Biologists have discovered a species of shrimp in the Monongahela River for the first time, a discovery the scientists say is evidence that the river's water quality is improving.

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