Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
A new study suggests that the engraftment process following a bone marrow transplantation could be improved by enriching the graft with stem cells that express a ligand for e-selectin, a molecule expressed on bone marrow microvascular cells. The engraftment process depends on effective seeding of the recipient's bone marrow with haematopoietic progenitor cells ( The Lancet , Vol 357, No 9272).