Scientists Make Teeth Using Urine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_df489bfcbb.jpgGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A team of scientists at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have taken inspiration from urine. Duanqing Pei, a professor of stem cell biology at the research institute, took epithelial cells found in urine and converted them into teeth. "We have a long-running interest in tooth formation," Pei told ABC News.  "We want to use somebody's own cells to generate a tooth." 

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Hidden America: Heroin Use Has Doubled, Spreading to Suburbs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_89ab6c0398.jpgIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fans were shocked when Cory Monteith, the clean-cut star of the hit TV show Glee, was recently found dead of an overdose involving heroin and alcohol. Now the actor has quickly become the new face of the next generation of users of the highly addictive drug.

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Law Protects Maker of Salad Mix Tied to Stomach Bug

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_7a1819815a.jpgHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The maker of a prepackaged salad mix being eyed in an outbreak of cyclospora cannot be named because of a confidentiality law, Iowa health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Department of Health identified the mixture of iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and red cabbage as the source of a stomach bug that has sickened at least 145 Iowans.

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13-Pound Baby Born Naturally, but World Record Stands

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_6f5944bd56.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A baby weighing in at 13.4 pounds and measuring nearly 23 inches was born naturally last week in a German hospital. The baby’s mother was suffering from undiagnosed gestational diabetes that resulted in baby Jasleen’s being born at a higher birth weight, according to a translated news release from the University Hospital Leipzig.

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Court Strikes Down NYC Mayor’s Proposed Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_27704ac1e3.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A state appeals court on Tuesday gave New Yorkers opposed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks a reason to raise their 64-ounce sodas in celebration -- the panel upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the ban from taking effect.

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