Work Friend: My Co-Worker Is Besties With the Boss. It’s Just Not Fair.

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld along with your paid time off. Letters may be edited. Go High, Not Low, on P.T.O. I work at a small company that is quite strict about paid time off. Employees are…

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Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition

In my dreams she was a monster out of Greek mythology: eyes unseeing, skin flayed, mouth bleeding crimson; a howling mountain of pure pain made flesh that I alone was to face. I would awaken sweating before my 4 a.m. alarm, dreading the day’s tasks, fighting bile and self-hatred on every step of my icy…

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Modern Love: Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other?

I’m having L-word troubles, but my troubles don’t involve a lover. There’s no romance or sex in this. No flowers, candles or dancing. My L-word troubles are with my boy, my best friend, Kichi. I’ve told him I love him probably five or six times now, but he never says it back. When people say,…

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A new system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Credit: Albert Espona-Noguera. UPV/EHU Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DMT1) contributes to 10% of the total of cases of diabetes mellitus worldwide, mainly in young people and is regarded as a growing health risk. DMT1 is characterised by the self-immune destruction of the pancreatic cells that produce insulin (pancreatic islets), which leads to severe insulin deficiency…

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Prince Charming’s kiss unlocking brain’s regenerative potential?

IMAGE: Two genes, Hes1 and Ascl1, control the sleeping and waking of adult neural stem cells and their expression fluctuates in waves. view more  Credit: Kyoto University/Robin Hoshino Kyoto, Japan — The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells — neurons — have limited ability to…

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Researchers discover the Achilles’ heel of an aggressive brain cancer

IMAGE: Figure shows patient-derived glioblastoma in murine brain treated with saline (control, left panel) or clemastine (right panel). Glioblastoma cells (red) are known to invade the brain (blue). Invasive glioblastoma cells… view more  Glioblastoma is the most prevalent and also the most lethal type of brain tumour in adults, with no curative treatment currently available. Glioblastomas…

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Food in the EU subject to strictest standards

As the EFSA Focal Point in Germany, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is also represented in the campaign with publications on the latest challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance and microplastics in food. «Food safety is one of the most urgent tasks of consumer protection,» says BfR President, Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel.…

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A cup of joe and you’re good to go!

Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much? While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from…

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