Washington, DC - Cone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and put them in jewelry. Many artists, including Rembrandt, have featured them in sketches and paintings. Now, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are finding these deadly predators inspiring, too, as they seek new ways to cure old medical problems using the poisonous snails as models.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A burglar broke into a Mexican restaurant in Hicksville, NY, stole $100 from the cash register and then proceeded to cook up a storm.  He was caught on surveillance video and the owner of the eatery was very impressed with the crook's cooking skills, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump met with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr., and his wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, to wish them well as they return to Moscow to represent the United States and work toward improving our relationship with Russia.

Scottsdale, Arizona - A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this month's edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Washington, DC - A new online resource is now available to help people recognize and find high quality care for alcohol use disorder, which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. The Alcohol Treatment Navigator, designed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems. With many treatment options available, the navigator makes the search easier by telling them what they need to know - and what they need to do to find appropriate, quality care.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Want to better understand what it means to be transgender? Here's a primer on the basics, as well as the definitions of common terms used to describe gender identity.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides unbiased, free Medicare assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families statewide. Nevada SHIP is available to review and compare health and drug plans to help beneficiaries decide and enroll in a plan that will go into effect January 1, 2018. Certified SHIP Benefits Counselors are available for over the phone and in person assistance at various locations throughout the state.

Las Vegas, Nevada - President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit with patient Brady Cook of Las Vegas, and members of his family, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, who was injured in the mass shooting, Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rochester, Minnesota - Individualized medicine - the concept of matching medical care precisely to each patient's genes, lifestyle and environment is no longer just a theory. Experts in individualized medicine also known as personalized or precision medicine will be in Rochester Oct. 9-10, presenting the latest ways to apply precision medicine to all patients. They are available for interviews on groundbreaking discoveries at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, which will be held at Mayo Civic Center.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A woman in a suburb of Milan, Italy was determined to get married before her 40th birthday and she did-to herself.  The bride, Laura Mesi, wore a designer wedding gown and was attended by bridesmaids in a ceremony featuring a three-tiered cake, but no husband to share it with.