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$25 Million Philanthropic Donation for VA Patients

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be providing VA patients with precision medicine through a partnership with a private donation from South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and a matching amount from Sanford Health Systems.  The Sanford HealthSystem will provide genetic testing that will help physiciansprescribe medication and dosages that

Are Private Contractors for Airport Security Screenings the Future?

During the partial shutdown of the Federal government, security screeners at 22 airports across the country were on the job and getting paid because they were being manned by private contractors to handle security screening rather than by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Ten percent of the TSA workers eventually

Archaeological Discovery of Rare Blue Pigment in Medieval Skeleton Suggests New Anthropological Data

Scientists who were recently studying the teeth of medieval skeletons had hoped to learn a little more about the diets of the Middle Ages. Through examination of the teeth and jaw of one woman, however, they found something quite revealing, but it has nothing to do with diet.   These scientists found