Mouse pups born from eggs derived from the granulosa cells that surround oocytes

By introducing a chemical cocktail to granulosa cells, researchers in China induced the cells to transform into functional oocytes in mice. Once fertilized, these oocytes were then successfully able to produce healthy offspring, showing no differences from naturally bred mice. The chemical reprogramming method appears December 24 in the journal Cell Reports. Ovarian follicles are…

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Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?

Staph bacteria, the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that have become a serious threat to public health. Attempts to develop a vaccine against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have failed to outsmart the superbug’s ubiquity and adaptability to antibiotics. Now, a study from Washington University School of…

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For a Festive Sip, Turn to Blackberry Liqueur

In place of cassis for a kir, turn to a blackberry liqueur from Heimat New York to add sultry richness to a glass of white or sparkling wine. (It’s also good for trifles.) It’s the latest flavor from the year-old company in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Ute Londrigan, who makes the liqueurs, has plumbed her German grandmother’s…

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Six Steps to Mentally Survive the Holidays

The so-called holiday blues do, in fact, exist, and according to a study by the American Psychological Association the most common symptoms are fatigue, stress, irritability, bloating and sadness. Healthy habits can be hard to maintain, because holidays often involve a respite from routine, a time to ignore our budgets, schedules, tolerance for alcohol, allergies…

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Medical News Today: What to know about peeing after sex

People may have heard that peeing after sex is beneficial, especially for women. This is because peeing flushes bacteria out of the body, which may help prevent a urinary tract from developing. Here, we look at how peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. We also discuss whether there are any other…

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Singer Charlotte Lawrence’s Style Approach? Just Be Chill

If you haven’t heard the name Charlotte Lawrence, you’ve probably heard Charlotte Lawrence. Her 2018 EP YOUNG has been streamed millions of times and «Falling Skies», the YUNGBLOOD track on which she’s featured, was a sonic highlight of 13 Reasons Why second season. Lawrence’s latest single, the dreamy «God Must Be doing Cocaine» was released…

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Anthropologie Is Having A Major Holiday Sale for Last-Minute Shoppers

Courtesy Just when you thought you finished all of your holiday shopping, you suddenly remember that you left your brother’s new girlfriend off the list. It’s fine, we’ve all been there. Fortunately, Anthropologie is offering up to 30 percent off site-wide today. Thanks to overnight shipping, your gifts will arrive right before Christmas. Anthropologie has…

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Wine Lessons From a Master

Few of the myriad wine books that fill the shelves give an illustrated, step-by-step guide to opening a bottle of wine with a standard waiter’s corkscrew, showing what to do if the cork breaks. “It happens,” says Aldo Sohm, the wine director at Le Bernardin, in his new, very practical book about wine. There’s information…

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The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow

On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November sunshine, a group of travelers appeared on the steps of Santa Lucia Station. They stood in awe of the Grand Canal just opposite, rummaging for sunglasses in their bags. There were couples, like Natalia Goia, 28, and Maximiliano Amestoy, 33, from Uruguay. On a tour…

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