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 Billy Ellsworth works on social studies lessons in March 2014 at home in Coraopolis. He is part of a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progession of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but improved his symptoms.
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Billy Ellsworth works on social studies lessons in March 2014 at home in Coraopolis. He is part of a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progession of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but improved his symptoms.

FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to quicker review of a promising muscular dystrophy treatment.


Warming seas rising faster than predicted, NASA scientists say

Researchers say an increase of at least 3 feet is likely unavoidable, and is caused by warming temperatures driven by burning fossil fuels.


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Coalition aiming to support, strengthen kids’ palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.



Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.


 
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