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Bat pupping season is approaching. And there are ways to keep bats from taking up residence in unwanted places.

Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute

Christiana Care Health System researchers have found yet another way to reduce the time it takes to make a cancer diagnosis.

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The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says a chemical leak that occurred last year in New Castle did not result in contaminated groundwater or soil.

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Doctors at Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center are saying 2019 and 2020 will be breakout years for the gene editing technique known as CRISPR.

Delaware’s Healthcare Association is speaking out in support of legislation aiming to reduce extended hospital stays.

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A committee working to enact CDC recommendations to reduce gun violence in Wilmington is offering an update on its efforts.


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Tuesday's annual Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium summit in Wilmington focused on the disparity between maternal and infant health outcomes for white and black women in Delaware.


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The 28th annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup sent volunteers to pick up trash at 13 sites in northern New Castle County Saturday. Experts say the river's main problems are excess nitrogen and sediment, largely from farms upstream.


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The influenza virus is still hanging around in the First State.


It’s now late in the flu season, and Delaware’s Division of Public Health says the rate of cases is high for this time of year.

Delaware added the first of its four planned state-funded sober living homes earlier this year.

It is also the first facility in the state designated by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences as level-four. This means it combines both wraparound medical treatment for addiction as well as job training programs for its residents.

But as Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports the long term strategy for funding this and the other sites coming to the First State is still being worked out.