Ancient worm reveals way to destroy toxic cells in Huntington’s disease

Insights from their study may provide a novel therapeutic approach for diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s. Associate Professor Roger Pocock, from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), and colleagues from the University of Cambridge led by Professor David Rubinsztein, found that microRNAs are important in controlling protein aggregates, proteins that have amassed due to…

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It Was Red Alert at First Sight

Erica Helene Stockman and Jason Ryan were married Dec. 6 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Steven Dunn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. The bride, 33, is taking her husband’s name. She is an executive assistant at Solve Advisors, a financial technology firm in…

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Laughter the Key to a Winning Strategy

Melanie Cleo Graf and Andrew Simeon Gounardes were married Dec. 7 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle, N.Y. The Very Rev. Nicholas Anctil performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Alex Orphanos taking part. The bride, 30, is taking her husband’s name. She is an associate vice president at Prosek Partners, a…

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Surgeons Transplant a Testicle From One Brother to His Twin

A 36-year-old man born without testicles received one transplanted from his identical twin brother in a six-hour operation performed on Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia, by an international team of surgeons. The surgery was intended to give the recipient more stable levels of the male hormone testosterone than injections could provide, to make his genitals more…

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Holiday Hero Pieces That Bring on the Glamour

The holiday season is prime time for glamour, thanks to the thrill of glitzy nights, the romantic glow of glittering lights, and the brimming potential of an imminent new year. And with the social circuit in full swing, the best part of every party is, admittedly, the excuse to get dressed up. It’s less about…

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A Tall Girl’s Guide to Cozy Weather Shopping

As a Tall Girl™, I struggle firsthand when shopping for denim that extends past my ankles, or sweaters that cover my wrists. Dressing for summer is feasible, but cold weather present stylistic, shall we say, shortcomings, for taller women. The U.S. Department of Health determined that the average height for an American woman is 5’4»,…

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Denmark Raises Antibiotic-Free Pigs. Why Can’t the U.S.?

BILLUND, Denmark — How many rounds of antibiotics does it take to raise a Danish pig? If it is one of the 35,000 piglets raised each year on Soren Sondergaard’s sprawling farm, odds are the animal will get just a single course before it goes to slaughter. At times, a quarter or more of his…

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Medical News Today: Average IQ: What is it?

Schools have historically used IQ scores in the placement of students on programs or to identify students with mental difficulties. However, IQ scores and tests are no longer the only measure of a person’s cognitive ability or potential. Nowadays, IQ scores are somewhat controversial, as cultural and environmental factors may also play a role in…

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Our 50 Best Recipes of 2019

Assembling cassoulet, proofing sourdough bread or constructing a Harry Potter Sorting Hat croquembouche are all worthwhile pursuits, but, for many people, the word “cooking” means weeknight cooking: recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing a little excitement. Those are exactly the kind of recipes NYT Cooking readers loved most this year. The top five…

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