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Allison Aubrey

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Allison Aubrey is a Washington-based correspondent for NPR News, where her stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She has reported extensively on the coronavirus pandemic since it began, providing near-daily coverage of new developments and effects. She's also a contributor to the PBS NewsHour and is one of the hosts of NPR's Life Kit.

Along with her NPR science desk colleagues, Aubrey is the winner of a 2019 Gracie Award. She is the recipient of a 2018 James Beard broadcast award for her coverage of 'Food As Medicine.' Aubrey is also a 2016 winner of a James Beard Award in the category of "Best TV Segment" for a PBS/NPR collaboration. The series of stories included an investigation of the link between pesticides and the decline of bees and other pollinators, and a two-part series on food waste. In 2013, Aubrey won a Gracie Award with her colleagues on The Salt, NPR's food vertical. They also won a 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog. In 2009, Aubrey was awarded the American Society for Nutrition's Media Award for her reporting on food and nutrition. She was honored with the 2006 National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism in radio and earned a 2005 Medical Evidence Fellowship by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. In 2009-2010, she was a Kaiser Media Fellow.

Joining NPR in 2003 as a general assignment reporter, Aubrey spent five years covering environmental policy, as well as contributing to coverage of Washington, D.C., for NPR's National Desk. She also hosted NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen video series.

Before coming to NPR, Aubrey was a reporter for the PBS NewsHour and a producer for C-SPAN's Presidential election coverage.

Aubrey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Doctors normally prescribe medicine and now some are prescribing meals

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Cultivated Meat is an alternative to traditional meat derived from cells in a lab. In this photo, a chicken breast is prepared at Upside Foods. Brian L. Frank for NPR/Brian L. Frank for NPR hide caption

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A Taste Of Lab-Grown Meat

The idea came to Uma Valeti while he was working on regrowing human tissue to help heart attack patients: If we can grow tissue from cells in a lab, why not use animal cells to grow meat?

A Taste Of Lab-Grown Meat

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A new kind of meat grown from animal cells is on the menu at COP27

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Chicken made from animal cells is made into a dish at Upside Foods. Brian L. Frank for NPR hide caption

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FDA gives safety nod to 'no kill' meat, bringing it closer to sale in the U.S.

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Millions of Americans are prescribed statins to reduce the risk of heart disease, but many prefer to take supplements like fish oil, garlic and flaxseed. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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Statins vs. supplements: New study finds one is 'vastly superior' to cut cholesterol

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Daylight Saving Time is ending this weekend - researchers spar about the health effects. artpartner-images / Getty Images hide caption

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Should Daylight Saving Time Be Permanent?

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Many products by the largest food firms are considered unhealthy, research shows

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A new treatment approach helps people with IBS symptoms like stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea find relief through a combination of dietary and stress management strategies. Alexandr Kolesnikov/Getty Images hide caption

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For stomach pain and other IBS symptoms, new apps can bring relief

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A new European study grabbed headlines this week, as it seemed to question the efficacy of colonoscopies as a cancer screening tool. But U.S. physicians say there were big limits to that study. They cite more than a decade of research showing colonoscopies save lives. lechatnoir/Getty Images hide caption

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Colonoscopies save lives. Doctors push back against European study that casts doubt

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A surprising treatment is helping people with gastrointestinal or stomach issues

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The FDA is updating the definition of 'healthy' and designing new labels

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Biden's summit aimed at tackling food insecurity and diet-related disease in the U.S.

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The White House is hosting a conference on nutrition and hunger

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Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood pressure at any age. Recent research finds that just five to 10 minutes daily of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles does the trick. SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

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