Jerry Samford was a 20-year-old William & Mary student when one of his kidneys began to fail due to a restricted artery. Most people with only one kidney lead a normal life but Samford was one of the unlucky few. His other kidney was failing more than 30 years later for unrelated reasons. He was referred to Dr. Domenic Sica, a kidney specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center for treatment and eventually to the VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center to prepare for a kidney transplant.
Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico decimated in Sept of 2017. While recovery efforts are underway the island still faces many challenges to truly getting things up and running. Emergency organizations, governments, and private businesses are all pitching in to get the island's recovery efforts moving forward. Google has offered to help bring the hurricane battered island some help in their communication infrastructure using a pretty awesome approach.
One of the ingredients for making humanity is bipedalism or the ability to walk upright on two appendages. For quite some time now scientists have been exploring Africa in hopes of finding our most ancient ancestors and to further complete the story of human evolution.
This year’s hurricane season has been quite intense to say the least! Hurricane season is not even over and we've some big storms that have broken records, one after the other. Why have these recent hurricanes been so strong? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The medications we use today, to treat everything from coughs to cancer, were developed through a series of steps to figure out how safe and effective they are. It’s a long and expensive process, from lab tests to human subjects, before the drug can be made widely available.
On Friday, September 15th, NASA scientists celebrated a huge milestone in space exploration and also took some time to mourn the loss of an old friend, the Cassini spacecraft. This was one of the most talked about events on the internet that day, but why? What did Cassini do for science? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.