Blocking sugar metabolism slows lung tumor growth

Blocking a pair of sugar-transporting proteins may be a useful treatment approach for lung cancer, suggests a new study in mice and human cells published today in eLife. Cancer cells use a lot of sugar to fuel their rapid growth and spread. This has led scientists to consider cutting off their sugar supply as a…

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UK partners with Atomwise to screen for potential drugs against novel COVID-19 target

The University of Kentucky announced a research collaboration with Atomwise, an industry leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small molecule discovery, to explore potential COVID-19 therapies. The project awarded to Dr. Konstantin V. Korotkov is part of Atomwise’s Artificial Intelligence Molecular Screen (AIMS) awards program, which seeks to democratize access to AI for drug…

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Prestigious Wine Organization Drops Use of Term ‘Master’

A prestigious wine organization will stop its common use of “master” with a sommelier’s surname as part of an effort to be more inclusive and to help diversify the wine industry. The organization, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, said in a statement last week that it wanted to play a part in diversifying the…

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Eat Like an Italian

Edwin Garrubbo — who is in the cosmetics business and an Italophile, with family ties to Italy — has written the “Garrubbo Guide,” a well-researched book with just about every detail of the Italian table. And for him, it’s best appreciated in Italy; he says America does not come close. He provides a concise history…

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Summer Rolls for Entertaining

Pescatore Seafood, a long-established fish shop in Grand Central Market, now ships its bounty fresh nationwide. It’s also available for pickup and delivery in New York. Though you might not need Pescatore for lump crab meat or red snapper fillets, you could use its assortment of summer rolls stuffed with seafood and vegetables as an…

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These Complete a Spirit

Tonic water and soda water can easily outfit the bar when fizz is required. But a new collection of juice-based soft drinks, designed as cocktail mixers, is worth adding to the setup. Avec, a Brooklyn-based company, was created by Alex Doman, an English food and beverage consultant, and Denetrias Charlemagne, an advertising executive, with the…

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Live Global Coronavirus News

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWorshipers  in Mecca in April.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Saudi Arabia imposed strict limits on this year’s hajj, dashing the hopes of many pilgrims. Every year, Saudi Arabia plays host to millions of Muslims from around the world taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj.…

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How to Start Meditating

From the outside, meditation can look passive. You’re sitting still with your eyes closed, taking deep breaths. But anyone who has spent time meditating knows how active, and how intentional, it can be. In the stillness, your heart rate slows and your levels of cortisol — the hormone associated with stress — drop. A regular…

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Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward

BANGKOK — All across Bangkok, fruit juice is dripping off chins, dribbling down arms and splashing onto the city’s sidewalks. This is peak fruit season in Thailand, when the rising mercury concentrates the sugars in the tropical bounty that is native to Southeast Asia. The region’s fruits are like no other. There is a fruit…

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A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Truework, an income verification start-up, recently introduced software to help employers keep track of their workers’ health status. Gensler, an architecture and design firm, has a workplace floor-planning app that generates social-distancing layouts for desks and other office furniture. PwC, the professional services firm, is using technology that it originally developed to track inventory for…

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