Why do mosquitoes choose us? Lindy McBride is on the case

IMAGE: Researchers in Lindy McBride’s lab at Princeton University often waft air across guinea pigs Molly (seen here) and Mia (not pictured) to collect their odor for mosquito research. In experiments,… view more  Carolyn «Lindy» McBride is studying a question that haunts every summer gathering: How and why are mosquitoes attracted to humans? Few animals specialize…

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New epidemic forecast model could save precious resources

IMAGE: Taking into account the way an individual changes their behavior when faced with an outbreak can help researchers advise communities of the best use of their resources. view more  When governments and institutions deploy epidemic forecast models when facing an outbreak, they sometimes fail to factor in human behavior and over-allocate precious resources as a…

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Yan-Jiang Wang and Xian-Le Bu receive 2019 Alzheimer Award

IMAGE: Vice chair of the Academy of Cognitive Disorders of China and director of Vas-Cog Asia. view more  Credit: Department of Neurology in Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China Amsterdam, July 2, 2019 — The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that Yan-Jiang Wang, MD, PhD, and Xian-Le Bu, MD, PhD,…

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New study showing drug prolongs life for patients with ovarian cancer

IMAGE: This is Dr. Kathleen Moore. view more  Credit: OU Medicine OKLAHOMA CITY — Women with ovarian cancer who have undergone four or more rounds of chemotherapy typically haven’t had much hope that another treatment option will lengthen their lives in a meaningful way. However, a new research study shows tremendous promise for a drug called…

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Study reveals a short bout of exercise enhances brain function

Most people know that regular exercise is good for your health. New research shows it may make you smarter, too. Neuroscientists at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of…

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Dundee partners with Bukwang Pharm to develop new treatment for Parkinson’s

The University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) has announced a multi-million-pound partnership with Korea-based Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company in a bid to develop a new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological disorder, after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting around two people in every 1000 across the population. There are around…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about infant botulism

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The Best, Craziest, and Most Jaw-Dropping Looks From Paris Couture Week

Paris Couture Week is where designers (and Celine Dion) get wild. Iris Van Herpen brought her signature futurism to a stunned crowd, Giambattista Valli’s gargantuan evening wear is bound to be seen on a red carpet, and Christian Dior brought down the house. Literally. There was a model wearing a house down the runway. Click…

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Sound and Flavor Made in Harlem

Take Marcus Samuelsson along with you into the kitchen or even on the subway. The chef and restaurateur, who is based in Harlem, has a new audio cookbook that incorporates the neighborhood and his flagship restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, with stops in your home kitchen to whip up some peanut-bacon pork chops, fish in banana…

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A Model Wearing an Actual Gold Dollhouse Closed Dior’s Couture Show

There is no such thing as «too extra» when Haute Couture season rolls around each year, so when Dior’s held its autumn/winter 2019 Dior Couture show, the brand brought its House of Dior to life—literally. Set against a floral backdrop at 30 Avenue Montaigne, the luxury house’s design atelier in Paris, the show opened with…

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