Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates

Scientists have taken a significant step forward in the search to find effective new drug candidates for the treatment of motor neurone disease. Researchers from the Universities of Liverpool (UK) and Nagoya (Japan) have shown that a Selenium-based drug-molecule called ebselen and a number of other novel compounds developed at Liverpool can change many of…

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Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome

ITHACA, N.Y. — A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants. The study, «Dietary Sphinganine Is Selectively Assimilated by Members of the Mammalian Gut Microbiome,» was published in July in the Journal of Lipid Research. Sphinganine from milk Johnson Lab/Provided A new…

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Mobile e-shredding may pose risks for workers: bu study

First-ever study of electronic waste shredding trucks shows the need for better safety guidelines. A new Boston University School of Public Health study published in Annals of Work Exposure and Health is the first to evaluate the exposures faced by workers in mobile e-shredding, a new service to securely destroy hard drives, laptops, and other…

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Minimal SARS-CoV-2 diversity suggests a global vaccine is feasible

Genetic analysis of sequences from more than 27,000 individuals infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 reveals that the virus has mutated minimally since December 2019, suggesting one vaccine would be sufficient to combat global infections. The study was conducted by a team of scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research led by…

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An Inviting Brooklyn Tasting Room for New York Wines

Hound’s Tree of Mattituck, N.Y., in Long Island’s North Fork wine country, has opened an inviting tasting room attached to its new working winery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s worth a visit, even if it means sipping socially distanced outdoors, for one of the best New York State and especially Long Island wine lists you’re likely…

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An Upper East Side Market With Space to Move

The spacious former Dean & DeLuca on the Upper East Side has now become a branch of Butterfield Market, a store that has been on Lexington Avenue since 1915. The owners, Evan and Joelle Obsatz, and their father, Alan Obsatz, have added features like a sushi counter, an appetizing department and a pizzeria, which are…

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Learn About ‘The Politics of the Potato’

The potato, as Rebecca Earle, the author of “Feeding the People,” this detailed, scholarly survey, puts it, is “a fantastically successful global food stuff.” It was all but unknown before the 16th century outside its native Andean region, where it had been appreciated for some 10,000 years. Healthful, tasty and economical, it has been tied…

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A Documentary on Women in the Restaurant Business

To highlight the challenges women face in the restaurant business, not just as chefs but also as owners and in jobs like butchers, KitchenAid, the kitchen appliance company, has commissioned “A Woman’s Place,” a documentary by Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Digitas, Ventureland and Vox Creative. The 29-minute film follows Karyn Tomlinson, a Minneapolis chef;…

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Chocolate and Art from Mast and the Met

Mast, the chocolate makers originally based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but now in Mount Kisco, N.Y., teamed up with the Metropolitan Museum of Art two years ago to create a special assortment of bars for the gift shop, each wrapped in paintings from the Met. Some are notably well matched, like Katsushika Hokusai’s “Under the Wave…

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