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Portable bioreactor from MIT produces medications, vaccines on-demand

Portable bioreactor from MIT produces medications, vaccines on-demand The discovery could soon revolutionize our ability to deliver medicine after natural disasters or to remote locations.pastoris, the team demonstrated that they could make their device produce a dose of either interferon or rHGH on command.

The devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood killed over 2,000 people in minutes

The devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood killed over 2,000 people in minutes On the morning of May 31, 1889, Elias Unger, the president of Pennsylvania’s South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, awoke from a night of heavy rain to an impending catastrophe.Just below his home, swollen by ongoing rainfall, the artificial reservoir of Lake Conemaugh appeared to be on the verge of overwhelming the notoriously leaky South Fork Dam impounding it.