April 8, 2004 Commentator Joe Wright is in his second year of medical school, and sometimes he can't believe how much science he's absorbed in the last year in a half. Here's one thing he's learned from science that he'd like to share... about heat shock proteins.
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December 1, 2003 Although the world's attention is focused on the growing AIDS epidemic in Africa and Asia, patients in the U.S. often lack medication and treatment. AIDS activists in the United States are concerned with cutbacks at a time when there are indications of a resurgence of domestic cases. NPR's Brenda Wilson reports.
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January 13, 2002 Essayist Diane Roberts has lots to complain about. Well, she has the right. She's utterly ill. "Our noses are raw," she says, "we walk as if our legs are made out of glass, we clutch raggedy Kleenexes as if they were pieces of the Shroud of Turin."
November 7, 1997 Experts agree you can't fight the sniffles by avoiding the outdoors. In fact, most people get ill by staying in, breathing air contaminated by sick people. When a cold hits, some turn to alternative remedies. While they're popular, science isn't exactly behind them.
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