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Researchers Make Breakthrough In Effort To Cure AIDS Using Gene Therapy

Scientists have genetically engineered white blood cells to make them immune to the AIDS virus. Researchers say it seems safe and promising.

03/05/2014

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine researchers found difference in the way men's and women's brains are wired. Top scans show men, bottom show women. (credit: uphs.upenn.edu)

Study: Men’s And Women’s Brains Wired Differently

Researchers at UPenn’s Perelman School of Medicine imaged the brains of 949 adolescents and young adults. They found women seem to have stronger links between reasoning and intuition, while men have stronger links between perception and action.

12/03/2013

Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight Committee - Washington, D.C. - May 22, 2013 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Is The IRS’s Lois Lerner A Liar?

“I have not done anything wrong,” she said in her opening statement before invoking her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.

05/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House - May 16, 2013 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Scandals Hit The White House

It’s that time again, time to use a lie detector on the people running the country.

05/17/2013

Am empty station at an airport control tower (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Politics Of The FAA Furloughs

We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.

04/26/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun Buyers

Today we’re focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?

04/12/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Fact Check Friday: Bloomberg’s Whopper

“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from over-eating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg said. Was the mayor telling truth or serving up a whopper?

04/05/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Vice President Joe Biden (file / credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Buying Guns

With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.

03/22/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address - Feb.12, 2013 (credit: Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Fact Check Wednesday: The State Of The Union

“We did a lot of fact checking, but actually we wound up writing about very little,” factcheck.org’s Eugene Kieley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot.

02/13/2013

Chris Murphy is sworn-in as a U.S. Senator, NRA Hat (credits: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Assault Weapons Sales Funding NRA Salaries?

Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

01/18/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Great Gun Debate

Today, our Wayne Cabot spoke with factcheck.org’s Rob Farley, who has been weighing rhetoric versus reality when it comes to guns in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

01/11/2013

House Speaker John Boehner outside is office at the U.S. Capitol - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Dueling Fiscal Cliff Deceptions

Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.

12/07/2012

Social Security Administration (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Entitlements

WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot asked factcheck.org researcher Eugene Kiley if it’s really possible, as Democrats prefer, to balance the books without cutting the big three entitlements – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

11/30/2012

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