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Researchers move to help hurricane victims

Scientists from around the US have pulled together to offer support to victims of Hurricane Harvey, while flooding and electricity outages have also disrupted research labs in Texas.

As the storm began to wind down, researchers around the country began looking for ways to help their colleagues. On 28 August, neuroscientist Tim Mosca from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia offered on Twitter to help scientists displaced by the storm by temporarily hosting their experimental fruit fly colonies. 

Mosca encouraged others to follow his lead, and the offer was picked up by the organizers of the Houston branch of the March for Science, who began compiling a database of offers.

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