For High Jewelry, a Multifaceted Future?

For more than 120 years, the world’s leading jewelers have courted the 0.01 percent with dazzling creations from luxury boutiques lining Paris’s Place Vendôme, largely unchanged for generations in terms of tenants and construction. Until now. The high jewelry business — one-of-a-kind pieces priced from $50,000 to several million dollars and often handcrafted in Vendôme…

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No Hearing Aids? Then No Marriage

Who celebrates her 52nd wedding anniversary and then, six months later, files for divorce? Me, it seems. And I’m not alone. Divorce rates for people 50 and above have doubled over the past few decades and more than doubled for those 65 and above. There’s even a name for this phenomenon: “gray divorce.” My husband…

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Espina conducting thrombus proteomic analysis

Virginia Espina, Research Associate Professor, Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, received $7,637 from Mayo Clinic for: «Thrombus proteomic analysis.» This collaboration between Mason and Mayo Clinic is a pilot study to demonstrate utility of RPPA technology in ischemic stroke specimens. Fifty (50) thrombus specimens will be provided by Mayo Clinic to Mason. The specimens may…

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UM Medicine launches treatment centers for adult neurodevelopmental issues

BALTIMORE, MD, December 6 — The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) have joined together to launch first-of-a-kind centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism. The two centers — University of Maryland Center for Adults with…

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Peanut allergy vaccine to rewrite the immune system

Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition. The vaccine uniquely uses a virus-based platform to rewrite the body’s natural response to peanut allergens, causing it to elicit a non-allergic immune…

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Empowering mucosal healing with an engineered probiotic

(BOSTON) — About 1.6 million people in the US alone currently have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed in the USA each year. IBD patients suffer from pain, extreme discomfort, and many other symptoms caused by continuously relapsing and remitting inflammatory lesions…

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Lack of psychological support for those dealing with infertility in the UK

Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want it in the UK — with many left to suffer with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published in Human Fertility. Assessing how experiences of care and treatment of infertility —…

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Reducing risk in AI and machine learning-based medical technology

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. From spotting malignant tumours to reading CT scans and mammograms, AI/ML-based technology is faster and more accurate than traditional devices — or even the best doctors. But along with the benefits come new risks and regulatory challenges. In their latest article Algorithms on…

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Barriers to reintegration lead to poorer health for the formerly incarcerated,

CAMDEN — Formerly incarcerated individuals with barriers to re-entry and service needs following their release are subsequently more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, according to an eye-opening new Rutgers University-Camden study. Daniel Semenza and Nathan Link, assistant professors of criminal justice at Rutgers-Camden, analyzed data on recently incarcerated men from the Serious…

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ASH annual meeting highlights St. Jude research

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators are set to present original research findings and share their expertise at the 2019 American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 7-10. From presenting oral abstracts and posters to moderating and chairing sessions and workshops, St. Jude faculty, fellows and graduate students will provide insight and…

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