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President Obama to miss Nancy Reagan's funeral

The White House aide involved in the exchange of messages told BuzzFeed that Mrs. Reagan "did not feel this was something the White House should get into" on behalf of a particular American citizen and suggested the publicist approach the U.S.

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Jimmy Carter announces he no longer needs cancer treatment

Carter, 91, shared the news at one of his regular Sunday School classes at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Carter had previously announced in December that he was cancer-free. He has said the drug caused few side effects. While about 30 percent of patients treated with the drug experience significant shrinkage of their cancer, only approximately 5 percent experience complete remission, said Dr.

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U.S. presidential nomination contests in 5 states today

The two senators pressed Trump aggressively on his conservative credentials, his business practices and changing policies. Marco Rubio, who managed to win just Minnesota and faces a almost impossible road to securing the nomination outright.

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Zika breakthrough as scientists detail how virus attacks foetal brain

The study involved using stem cells and infecting them with the virus and then analysing changes in gene expression caused by the virus. A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Emory University sheds light on the biology and possible physiology behind Zika, a virus that has been linked to babies born with abnormally smaller heads.

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American tests positive for Zika virus while in Philippines

New in vitro studies that observed how the original Zika virus strain interacts with different kinds of stem cells found that the virus is especially adept at infecting brain stem cells , reports the Atlantic. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in December that Zika was "spreading explosively" in the Americas, and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of 2016.

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Colombia reports more than 47700 Zika cases

The BBC's David Shukman reports . And the findings strongly support the idea that Zika, a once-obscure virus believed to cause little more than a headache and a rash, can be a killer. The papers, published by the New England Journal of Medicineand Cell Stem Cell , were both published online Friday, hours after the World Health Organization announced an emergency committee meeting next week to review " accumulating evidence " linking Zika with serious neurological disorders.