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A 1967 photograph, showing old cars used as rip-rap along the banks of the Cuyahoga to protect it from erosion is held in front of the river decades later.

Sparking a national debate

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy reflects on the Cuyahoga River cleanup as a symbol for the nation's progress on clean water

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DNA strand and Cancer Cell

Detecting DNA defects

HMS Scientists design algorithm able to ID previously elusive cancers

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A tower of junk food including fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and cupcakes.

Hold the soda, hold the fat shaming

Telling people what to eat and what not to eat often backfires, but ‘Don’t drink soda’ is a clearer message, Harvard expert says

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Illustration of sand forming DNA in hourglass.

Cells recall the way they were

Adult tissues retain — and can recover — a memory of their early development, which might be a game-changer for cancer and regenerative medicine

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Soda with ice in a glass

Sickly sweet

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk of mortality, especially in women

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