How Chernobyl’s survivors first reacted. Andrey Lomakin was 12 years old when he, his family, and all his neighbors were forced to leave home. Some left in a hurry, their dinners cooling on the table, while others took days, or even weeks to grasp their new reality. Today, all of Pripyat (former pop. 50,000) is a ghost town

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The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by “flooding” communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members

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Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready

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The emerging crisis is driven by low wages — around $10 an hour, mostly funded by state Medicaid programs — and a shrinking pool of workers willing to perform this physically and emotionally demanding work

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Billboards and Breeding

April 26, 2017

Our Travis Rieder joins the Species Barrier Podcast hosts to discuss the question “should we be having children in the age of climate change?”

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Fetal lambs lived for weeks in a fluid-filled bag. Tests to help premature babies could begin in three years

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Last year, the first truly novel synthetic life form was created. The Minimal Cell created by the Venter Lab, contains the smallest genome of any known independent organism.[1] While the first synthetic microbe was created in 2010, that was simply a like for like synthetic copy of the genome of an existing bacterium. Nothing like the Minimal Cell exists in nature

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The Survivors

April 25, 2017

How an experimental treatment saved patients and changed medicine

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