They Splurged on Fancy Clothes Before Quarantine. Now What?

In the weeks before the pandemic, Anthony Longhi, 28, a self-described shopaholic who’s a sales associate at Celine in Paris, found himself smitten with a pair of black leather Yves Saint Laurent pants. Their four-figure price felt indulgent, and he hesitated to buy them. Then came the news that France was about to go into…

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Visa Waivers, Vouchers, Flight Discounts and Other Travel Lures

In some countries where Covid-19 cases are receding, governments are attempting to entice travelers to help save battered tourism industries with offers of discounted flights, vouchers for local attractions and free entry to tourist sites. A few are even offering to pay travelers’ medical expenses if they are infected with the virus. For now, Americans…

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A Fashion Model For the Moment

How to have a fashion show during a pandemic is one of the immediate questions facing designers this week, as what would have been the couture runway season is replaced with three days of digital mini-films. Can video ever replace the runway experience? A pioneer of the form suggests the answer might not be no.…

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What’s the Best Exercise for You? Twins Can Provide an Answer

If you start exercising and do not seem to be gaining as much endurance or strength as you had hoped, you might want to switch up your routine, according to a fascinating new study of exercise responders and non-responders. The study, which involved twins, shows that almost everyone responds to the right exercise program, but…

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Enhancing chemotherapy by RNA interference — BIO Integration

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Shuwen Cao, Chunhao Lin, Shunung Liang, Chee Hwee Tan, Xiaoding Xu and Phei Er Saw from Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China and Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China consider enhancing chemotherapy by RNA interference. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has…

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International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the American Heart Association Release scientific statement outlining venous thromboembolism research priorities

CHAPEL HILL, NC, July 8, 2020 — The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released a joint scientific statement titled, «Venous Thromboembolism Research Priorities,» identifying five top priorities for research on venous thromboembolism (VTE), published today in the ISTH journal Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis…

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ACAAI announces virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 8, 2020) — After closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on patients, allergy practices and the country, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has decided to conduct its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting as a 3-day, fully-virtual event, instead of a face-to-face meeting in Phoenix…

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COVID-19: Yin and yang and herd immunity

The Great Chinese Famine (1959-1962) was probably the greatest man-made disaster in history resulting in tens of millions of deaths. The responses to the famine and that to COVID-19 are all to similar, characterized by false claims, misinformation and, most of all, political posturing at the expense of public health. The importation of Russian sparrows…

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