Medicine-carriers made from human cells can cure lung infections

SPOKANE, Wash. — Scientists used human white blood cell membranes to carry two drugs, an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory, directly to infected lungs in mice. The nano-sized drug delivery method developed at Washington State University successfully treated both the bacterial growth and inflammation in the mice’s lungs. The study, recently published in Communications Biology, shows…

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In Times Newsletter, a Six-Word Proposal

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When we asked our readers to tell us what they were grateful for in six words, we were expecting to see certain themes. Health, faith, love, family, marriage. Check. Pets, grandparents, medicine, science, sunshine. Check.…

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U.S. to Limit Service Animals on Planes to Dogs Only

The federal government gave its final approval on Wednesday to a set of rules that clamp down on the types of service animals allowed on U.S. flights, reserving the designation for dogs and freeing airlines from having to accommodate a variety of emotional support animals. The changes, which drew more than 15,000 public comments since…

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Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal, Elite Wine Group Elects New Board

The revelations of systemic abuse, coming after recent accusations of racism and smoldering suspicions about favoritism from a cheating scandal in 2018, have threatened not only the organization’s credibility, but the organization itself. Following a fractious town-hall meeting last month, the board promised to resign en masse after the election of a new slate on…

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The UK Just Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. What Happens Next?

LONDON — The first rigorously tested coronavirus vaccine was given a green light for use on Wednesday in Britain. Doses of the vaccine, made by the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and a small German company, BioNTech, will be injected starting next week, the government said. In leaping ahead of the United States to allow mass…

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CVS to Give Out Covid-19 Treatment in Nursing Homes

CVS has reached a deal with the federal government to give out a Covid-19 antibody treatment in patients’ homes and long-term care facilities, the pharmacy chain announced on Wednesday, providing a new way for certain high-risk patients to get a drug aimed at keeping them out of the hospital. The treatment, called bamlanivimab and developed…

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C.D.C. Officials Shorten Recommended Quarantine Periods

Federal health officials on Wednesday effectively shortened quarantine periods for those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus, hoping to improve compliance among Americans and reduce the economic and psychological toll of long periods of seclusion. Citing the spiraling number of infections nationwide, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also urged…

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Modern Love Podcast: Becoming Widowed on the Eve of a Pandemic

When Bette met her husband, he was leaning against a wall at a party. He had, as she put it, “smoldering looks and banked fires.” He was from Brooklyn; she was from the Bronx. She assumed his silent “bad boy” vibe meant “dangerous love and dramatic heartbreak.” They got married, and she realized that she’d…

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The Search for the Coziest Clothes

Welcome. I was fascinated by Sapna Maheshwari’s recent story in The Times about how our definition of “work wear” has changed during the pandemic, becoming less structured and more comfortable, fewer zippers, more elastic waists. One of the workleisure adherents interviewed in the story mused that as this time has brought so much uncertainty, people…

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