GARDP and Evotec announce new partnership to discover novel antibiotics

Collaboration explores opportunities to set up antibiotic discovery and development platform and establish a joint pipeline of novel antibiotic assets. Discovery efforts will focus on World Health Organization’s (WHO) priority pathogens. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) are today announcing the formation of…

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Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The strength of these magnetic fields allows the researchers to measure…

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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and…

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How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

HOUSTON — To Kirby Runyon, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the small distant object that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past on the first day of this year reminds him of monkey bread. For people not familiar with this sweet pastry, monkey bread consists of balls of dough that are…

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Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball

A student at a Catholic school in Kentucky has sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department, claiming it violated his First Amendment rights by barring him from playing basketball because he refused to be vaccinated against chickenpox. The lawsuit, filed last week in Boone County Circuit Court on behalf of the student, Jerome Kunkel, an 18-year-old…

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Front Burner: Savory, Sweet and Everything In-Between

An amusing, yet serious alphabetical rundown of Jewish foods — with explanations written by food personalities and writers like Ruth Reichl, Jill Kargman and Tom Colicchio — covers the expected (bagels, chopped liver) and less so (Chinese food). Most entries come with recipes, and some with dissenting opinions. There’s Eric Ripert on gefilte fish, Gail…

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Front Burner: This Naples Pizza Comes to You

There’s no shortage of pizza in supermarket freezers nationwide; now, pizzas made in Naples are being flash-frozen and shipped to American homes. Talia di Napoli offers an assortment of 11-inch pizzas, made from high-quality ingredients without preservatives. The pizza takes just 10 minutes to heat in a 400-degree oven for commendable results. Choose from margherita,…

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Front Burner: Table Etiquette Up for Discussion

Identifying your bread plate and the proper fork, as well as tipping and eating tricky foods like soup, are some of the topics that Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, the founder of the Etiquette School of New York, will cover in a talk and demonstration at the 92nd Street Y. The session includes a three-course meal. “Table Manners:…

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Front Burner: Steelhead Trout From the Hudson Valley

If you’re dining on the West Coast, steelhead is likely to be familiar. Not so much in the East until very recently, when farm-raised steelhead started showing up. The delicious salmonlike fish is native to the waters off California, Oregon and Washington. It’s essentially a robust rainbow trout that has spawned in fresh water rivers…

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Front Burner: Can You Improve Upon Ranch?

Ranch dressing with black truffles, an exercise in low-to-high, is a new product to ponder. It’s made by a company that imports black truffles from France and sells them to restaurants. The creamy ivory dressing is dotted with bits of the truffles and nicely delivers their haunting aroma and flavor. You could use it on…

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