June 28, 2022

Here Are 17 Companies Stepping Up To Help Women Access Reproductive Healthcare

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it also changed the landscape of healthcare for women around the country. Many states have trigger laws to effectively ban abortion immediately or in the coming weeks. Most of these fall in the midwest or the southern United States. This means that women living in these areas will need to immediately begin traveling out of state, and at times quite far, in order to receive an abortion.

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June 1, 2022

Psychologist Shares How Art Therapy Exercise Helped Students Cope After Sandy Hook Shooting

The horrific school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 young students and two of their teachers were killed, is now the second-deadliest elementary school shooting in the United States. It occurred nearly 10 years after the most-deadly school shooting in U.S. history—the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were killed.

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April 16, 2022

Scientists Have Completed Mapping the Last 8% Of the Human Genome

Humanity is a work in progress, and sequencing the human genome has been too. In 1990, the Human Genome Project began working to decode the fundamental building blocks of humanity: our DNA, collected into 23 chromosomes within what is called a genome. By 2003, the project had sequenced three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA. This phenomenally successful project eventually documented 92% of the genome.

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February 9, 2022

Paralyzed Patients Walk and Swim Again After Receiving a Spinal Cord Implant

The spine is critical to human mobility. The spinal cord connects the brain to the branches of the nervous system throughout the body. To move the legs, for example, a signal is sent by the brain's motor cortex through the spinal cord to the muscles of the legs. When the spine is severed, this communication becomes impossible, resulting in paralysis.

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