Sam Berns, 15, who has the very rare premature-aging disease progeria, plays the drums in his high school's marching band. Courtesy of the Progeria Research Foundation hide caption

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Experimental Drug Is First To Help Kids With Premature-Aging Disease

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Andy Tranfaglia, 23, who has Fragile X syndrome, rides a horse with his mother, Katie Clapp. Katie Clapp hide caption

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Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms

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Canned food is a source of BPA exposure, but researchers aren't sure whether it causes childhood obesity. Above, the soup isle at a grocery store in Washington, D.C. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Link Between BPA And Childhood Obesity Is Unclear

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NASA Probes Record Sounds Of Space

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Gregg Allman and Natalie Cole perform at the Tune In to Hep C benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York on July 27, 2011. Both singers have battled chronic hepatitis C. Rob Bennett/AP Images for TuneInToHepC.com hide caption

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CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing For All Boomers

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Care managers tend elderly people in March 2012 in Minamisoma, Japan. The home's residents were evacuated eight days after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station was crippled by the March 11, 2011 tsunami. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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A newly discovered disease in boa constrictors could provide the missing link in the latent Ebola virus. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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CamelBak-brand water bottles on display at an outdoor supply store in Arcadia, Calif., in 2008. The company removed BPA from the plastic in its bottles. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Legal Battle Erupts Over Whose Plastic Consumers Should Trust

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Researchers studying brains want to know what's happening in an area called the premotor cortex — the place in the brain that gears up for something the body is about to do, like swimming. Above, Michael Phelps dives off the starting blocks in the final heat of the men's 400-meter individual medley during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 25. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are

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Gene Mutation Offers Clue For Drugs To Stave Off Alzheimer's

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Common Parasite May Influence Human Behavior

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Twin Probes To Investigate Space Weather Mysteries

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