Biology

Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University heads to the venue for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to Honjo and James Allison of the University of Texas Austin. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 8:25 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Immunologist Tasuku Honjo of Japan, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine, says began his research after a medical school classmate died from stomach cancer less than two years after it was...
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Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University heads to the venue for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to Honjo and James Allison of the University of Texas Austin. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 7:07 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The research honored with today's Nobel Prize in Medicine paid off for at least one very famous patient: former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. He was diagnosed in 2015 with the skin cancer melanoma, which had...
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Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University heads to the venue for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to Honjo and James Allison of the University of Texas Austin. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 7:04 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan says what makes him most delighted is when he hears from patients who have recovered from serious illness because of his research. The immunologist said Monday at a...
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Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University heads to the venue for a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to Honjo and James Allison of the University of Texas Austin. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 6:43 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan says what makes him most delighted is when he hears from patients who have recovered from serious illness because of his research. The immunologist said Monday at a...
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FILE- In this April 17, 2015, file photo a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. This year’s round of Nobel Prizes begins Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, with the award for medicine or physiology, honoring research into the microscopic mechanisms of life and ways to fend off the invaders who cut it short. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:03 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — This year's Nobel Prize recipients will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology. The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute — 50 professors at the Stockholm facility — chooses the winner or winners of the prize honoring research into the...
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In this Aug. 2018 photo provided by Tom Bradley, a bear eats from a garbage can outside the Bradley family home, in Canton, Conn. Connecticut reports that human encounters with bears are on the rise. A wildlife biologist with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there have been about two dozen reports this year of bears breaking into Connecticut homes and businesses, about four times the yearly average. (Tom Bradley via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 10:35 pm
CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage...
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September 05, 2018 - 6:39 pm
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark, after a DNA comparison, researchers announced Wednesday. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of...
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September 05, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers say a tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of sharks to determine its species. In a release Wednesday,...
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In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 photo, Brian Madeux interacts with research nurse Chrishauna Lacy at his home in New River, Ariz. Madeux was the first person in the world to participate in a gene editing attempt in his body, for the inherited disease Hunter syndrome. Early partial results from the study were released on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 05, 2018 - 9:02 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human...
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In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 photo, Brian Madeux interacts with research nurse Chrishauna Lacy at his home in New River, Ariz. Madeux was the first person in the world to participate in a gene editing attempt in his body, for the inherited disease Hunter syndrome. Early partial results from the study were released on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 05, 2018 - 8:58 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human...
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