Sickle cell drug showing promise in clinical trial

IMAGE: UConn School of Medicine’s Dr. Biree Andemariam presented her latest phase 2 clinical trial findings in Amsterdam at the European Hematology Association meeting in June 2019. view more  Credit: Photo by Willem Scheele, Imara Inc. An investigational drug for the treatment of sickle cell disease is showing early promise in clinical trials for impacting biomarkers…

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Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

VIDEO: Researchers dove to the mesophotic zone off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, in a submersible, then collected specimens using a robot arm. They also captured video footage and photos of… view more  Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep…

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Research discovery leads to new clinical trial for myelofibrosis patients

IMAGE: Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered in laboratory studies that an experimental drug called selinexor may block a crucial survival pathway… view more  Credit: Huntsman Cancer Institute SALT LAKE CITY — Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered…

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In ovarian cancer care, focus on high-volume centers could come at a cost

NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2019)—Limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals could improve survival but may also reduce access for many rural and underserved patients, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. Although mortality was higher than average at hospitals that performed 3 or fewer…

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A Writer’s Surprisingly Healthful Breakfast Cookies

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. While earning her M.F.A. in fiction at Brown earlier this decade, Mona Awad had an unexpected breakthrough: If…

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I Never Promised You an Herb Garden: 6 Green Scents for Summer

Sometime near the dawn of the 12th century, the German Benedictine abbess and all-around mystical soothsayer Hildegard of Bingen became obsessed with the concept of viriditas, a word she stole from the Latin root for greenery but twisted into her own ecstatic definition. For Hildegard, who was also, as of 2012, anointed by the pope…

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Medical News Today: Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

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What causes a lump on the areola

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Noted Rogue Oleg Cassini’s Estate Finally on the Block

Oleg Cassini seduced me. It wasn’t his thatch of thick white hair, trim frame or silky continental drawl that sent my imagination into overdrive, but his outsize gift for spinning tales. Cassini was 91 when we spoke in 2005: best known then as Jacqueline Kennedy’s designer, the silver-tongued bon vivant who helped shape her image…

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