- Making News: Seven Marines, One Sailor to Be Charged in Murder of Iraqi
As the Senate debated timetables for troop withdrawal today, the Pentagon announced that 21,000 soldiers will be sent to replace those who are coming home. Meantime, the Marine Corps plans to charge seven Marines and a sailor with murder. They're being held at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Southern California, where Tony Perry is reporting for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Embryonic Stem Cells Found to Reverse Paralysis in Rats
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to use stem cells to re-grow the circuitry needed to move a muscle. The result has been that partially paralyzed rats are able to walk. The breakthrough is being called a "first step...a proof of principle," though application to human beings might be a long way off. James Battey heads the Stem Cell Task Force at the National Institutes of Health.
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