The Storm on Science

As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the US, floodwaters from the nearby East River poured into the basements of New York University Medical Center forcing an evacuation of patients and personnel, but also damaging years of research, reports the New York Daily News. In addition to housing backup power, the NYU basement also held a number of animal models and reagents.

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