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  • Rethinking health care     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Why does the U.S. spend so much money on health care? Daniel Kraft, Exponential Medicine executive director, says the U.S. spends a lot of money on "sick" care, not health care, and provides insight to new technology developments in the industry.

  • Global warming damages corals vital to small islands-UN Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    BONN, Germany, June 5- Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday.

  • Immunotherapies hit ASCO     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    This year's biggest cancer conference begins tomorrow. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports why immunotherapy drugs will be a key theme with drug makers at ASCO.

  • War on cancer     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    The big topic at this year's cancer care conference ASCO will be immunotherapy drugs. CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains how these drugs work.

  • May 28- South Korea plans to impose tough caps on CO2 emissions from utilities and industry as part of a carbon trading scheme that will be the world's second biggest when it opens at the start of next year.

  • Second case of MERS in US     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the Center for Disease Control has confirmed the second case of MERS has been identified in the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may cut the nutritional quality of some of the world's most important food crops, researchers reported on Wednesday after conducting experiments simulating conditions expected by mid-century.

  • Ethics of 'right to try' laws     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Lawmakers in four states are considering changing the rules to allow terminally ill people access to experimental drugs before they have FDA approval. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, thinks this would be a bad bet for patients. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • Pharma deal of the day     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell spoke with Merck Chairman & CEO Ken Frazier about the company's decision to sell its over the counter health care products to Bayer.

  • End-game of polio 'fragile': Expert     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, addresses the latest polio outbreaks, and the importance of vaccinating children.

  • 'Super bug' spreads     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has confirmed about 262 cases of the MERS virus, of which 93 people have died. Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, provides insight.

  • Test loopholes take gloss off Europe's cleaner cars Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 30- New cars sold in the European Union were four percent cleaner in 2013 than the previous year, data from the European Environment Agency showed on Wednesday, although environmental campaigners said the improvement was exaggerated.

  • OSLO, April 28- A type of bacteria that eats natural gases may provide a small defence against leaks such as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and curb global warming, a scientific report said on Monday.

  • The FDA approved a DNA test developed by Roche as an alternative to the pap smear for a cervical cancer screening. CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Dr. Stephanie Blank, NYU Langone Medical Center, provide insight.

  • NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 24- Making mini satellite dishes that collect signals or building remote-controlled mini Rovers such as the kind NASA has used on Mars are the types of activities that could interest kids in science, but their complexity can derail all but the most enthusiastic hobbyist.

  • *Chlorine not declared by Syria to chemical weapons watchdog. BEIRUT, April 22- Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished.

  • New discovery in $1.7 billion IVF business     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a new scientific discovery for the more than $1.7 billion U.S. business of in vitro fertilization. Robert Frank provides insight.

  • Google Glass helps doctor save a life Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    A man wearing Google Glass at the headquarters of Google Belgium in Brussels.

    Google Glass might have another purpose than just entertaining. Dr Horng from Boston said that it helped saved a patient's life last January.

  • Hep C breakthrough     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Barbara Ryan provides insight into new guidelines from the World Health Organization, which strongly endorses two new hepatitis c drugs.

  • How politics buries science in landslide mapping Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    A car enters flood waters at the Oso mudslide on March 29, 2014 in Oso, Washington.

    The scientific effort to inform the public about landslide risks often run head-on into powerful economic interests.