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    NIH, drug companies will partner to expedite new medication

    The National Institute of Health on Tuesday announced a partnership with a handful of major drug companies on a project to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create and market medications that treat debilitating diseases.

  • The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival this year is presenting "The Amazing Spider-Man" (top), "Oz the Great and Powerful" (left) and "Skyfall." (Sony Pictures via Associated Press)

    Under the stars, inside your cars: Drive-in theater leads D.C. area outdoor film screenings

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  • A mother chimpanzee relaxes with her baby at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. The Fish and Wildlife Service says it wants to protect chimpanzees as endangered both in captivity and in the wild, a move that could affect the use of chimps in medical research. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    NIH to slash number of chimps in research

    The federal government said Wednesday it will send 310 chimpanzees into early retirement because of new opinions on whether it's moral to use the prized primates for biomedical research.

  • The National Institutes of Health plans to study obesity rates of lesbian women. Researchers hope their findings will shed light on why gay men tend not to have weight issues. (Associated Press)

    Feds spend $1.5m to study lesbian obesity

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An African lioness wears a camera around her neck in the exhibit "National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes." Visitors can press buttons to see clips of the lions and other animals.

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    As the government exits the business of using chimpanzees for scientific research, taxpayers just might go bananas over the animals' retirement tab.

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    Government scientists have agreed that all but 50 of hundreds of chimpanzees kept for federally funded research should be retired from labs and sent to a national sanctuary.

  • NIH group calls for retiring most research chimps

    Government scientists have agreed that all but 50 of hundreds of chimpanzees kept for federally funded research should be retired from labs and sent to a national sanctuary.

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    The first chimpanzees from a south Louisiana lab have arrived at the national sanctuary for retired federal research chimps, with a recommendation for hundreds more to be sent there from other laboratories around the country.

  • NIH group: most research chimps to Chimp Haven

    All but about 50 of hundreds of research chimpanzees belonging to the National Institutes of Health should be retired to the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana, and all of them should have plenty of room to play and climb, an NIH committee recommended Tuesday.

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