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Safeway And Kroger Won't Sell GE Salmon

OPB | March 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.

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OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.

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The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

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Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:43 p.m.

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.

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Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

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Is There Fire Where There's Vapor?: The E-Cigarette Debate

OPB | Dec. 12, 2013 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following a national trend, some Oregon state legislators have introduced proposals for greater regulation over the sale of e-cigarettes.

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Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

OPB | Dec. 9, 2013 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: A Harrisburg woman alleges side effects from a smoking cessation drug caused her husband to murder their 13-year-old son before committing suicide himself.

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Growing Industrial Hemp in Oregon

OPB | Nov. 12, 2013 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new state advisory committee means industrial help could be planted in Oregon as early as next spring.

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OSU Researchers Make Strides In New Treatment for "Superbugs"

OPB | Oct. 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Researchers at OSU and other institutions are working on a new, more precise kind of antibiotic to target drug-resistant bacteria.

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Biometric Security Comes To Your Smartphone

OPB | Sept. 24, 2013 12:15 p.m.

The new Apple iPhone 5S's fingerprint scanner has generated a flurry of interest in biometric security features on mobile electronic devices, but are these new systems really more secure?