14 vital cancer drugs are in short supply. It has reached a crisis level in NJ

14 vital cancer drugs are in short supply.  It has reached a crisis level in NJ

A New Jersey health care system meets weekly to discuss its acute drug shortage. Another was forced to communicate regularly. And one oncologist says he has enough life-saving cancer drugs for his patients, at least for now. It really is at a crisis level, said Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, an oncologist at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer … Read more

How Sea Level Rise Poses a Looming Threat to San Leandro’s Underground Infrastructure | KQED extension

An Asian American person sits and looks away from the camera.

“It’s not that people don’t care,” said Mok, who grew up in San Leandro, whose population is more than 80 percent black. “I’m able to draw on what the community is saying and drive it forward [the San Leandro City Council] and be that extra amplification of the voices of the community. A former community … Read more

The world’s first x-ray of a single atom reveals chemistry at the smallest level

The world's first x-ray of a single atom reveals chemistry at the smallest level

Atoms may not have bones, but we still want to know how they are put together. These tiny particles are the foundation upon which all normal matter (including our bones) is built, and understanding them helps us understand the larger Universe. We currently use high-energy X-ray light to help us understand atoms and molecules and … Read more