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September 13, 2018

How Technology Affects Our Attention; Reflecting On The Great Recession; Pixar Exhibit In Chicago

On The 21st: This week marks ten years since the beginning of the Great Recession. What’s changed and what hasn’t here in Illinois? Plus, there’s an exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago that celebrates the science, math and technology skills behind Pixar. It’s designed especially for kids. But first, how is your phone affecting your mental health? We’re speaking with two Illinois researchers about how technology is grabbing your attention, and refusing to let go.


Kiran Shelat received a kidney infected with hepatitis C as part of a trial conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

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September 13, 2018

How A Deadly Virus Saved Organ Transplant Patients’ Lives

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.


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