How the US turned Hurricane Maria from a natural disaster to a man-made catastrophe

  1. How the US turned Hurricane Maria from a natural disaster to a man-made catastrophe  CNN
  2. Murphy hammers Trump on anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico  NJ.com
  3. Hurricane Maria memorial will be built in Battery park City  Curbed NY
  4. Sorry, Mr. President: The Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico didn’t grow by ‘magic.’  Washington Post
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Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, but new research challenges the central dogma of how these drugs work. This research shows for the first time that often-overlooked immune cells called Natural Killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in responding to checkpoint inhibitors.
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Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, but new research challenges the central dogma of how these drugs work. This research shows for the first time that often-overlooked immune cells called Natural Killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in responding to checkpoint inhibitors.
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Repeated natural disasters pummel Hawaii's farms, affecting macadamia nuts, taro, papaya, flower harvests

  1. Repeated natural disasters pummel Hawaii’s farms, affecting macadamia nuts, taro, papaya, flower harvests  Washington Post
  2. 2 to 3 tropical threats may form in Atlantic during 1st part of September  AccuWeather.com
  3. Hurricane forecasters tracking disturbance in Atlantic near coast of Africa  NOLA.com
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Steps to keep buildings functioning after natural hazards

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt and buildings stay standing. But an even bigger victory is possible: keeping those structures operational. This outcome could become more likely with improved standards and codes for the construction of residential and commercial buildings, according to a new report.
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Amish nemaline myopathy natural history study finds promise for gene therapy treatment

A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy (ANM) in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy for this lethal disorder. Amish nemaline myopathy (ANM) is an infantile-onset muscle disease linked to a mutation of the TNNT1 gene. The study summarizes genealogical records, clinical data, and molecular reports of one hundred and six ANM patients born between 1923 and 2017.
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