New cancer immunotherapy targeting myeloid cells slows tumor growth

PHILADELPHIA — Checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy, that target myeloid immune cells and slow tumor growth were discovered by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions. Reporting in Nature Cancer, the researchers showed for the first time in human cells and a mouse model that…

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In Quarantine, Restaurant Recipes Are Postcards From Another Time

Gourmet used to run a recipe-request column called You Asked For It. It was everybody’s favorite part of the magazine. Everybody, that is, except Gourmet’s test-kitchen cooks, who drove themselves crazy getting the recipes into a form that people at home could follow. In Gourmet’s early years, the 1940s and ’50s, what readers asked for…

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After Crowding at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Officials Urge Quarantine

After large crowds gathered at the Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend in defiance of Missouri’s social distancing guidelines, officials in two states urged those visitors to quarantine for two weeks, or until they tested negative for the coronavirus. The visitors “showed no efforts to follow social distancing practices,” the St. Louis…

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Hanifa’s 3D Fashion Show Sets the Pace for the Future of the Runway

On Friday night, May 22, the internet belonged to a black woman. Amid the usual Instagram DJ live sets, photo dumps of simpler times pre-coronavirus, and sheer boredom Tweets, Congolese designer and Hanifa founder, Anifa Mvuemba, debuted her latest collection Pink Label Congo via 3D renderings on Instagram Live. The move was in response to…

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A Socially Distanced Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

For decades, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been known for single-deck blackjack. But when the casinos and resorts open up — tentatively early June — after weeks of being shut down, players will no longer be able to touch the cards. About 100 slot machines at the casino have…

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Living Together in a Pandemic: How Are Your Relationships Faring?

It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that relationships can flourish — or wither — in times of stress. Add months on end without the ability to significantly mingle with others, along with the physical and emotional toll that comes with a pandemic, and this period we’re living through may just be the ultimate…

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Canned Cocktails From Oregon

Most canned cocktails are not for me. But the line of carbonated ones now sold nationally by Rogue Ales & Spirits in Newport, Ore., are an exception. They’re blissfully straightforward mixtures of very few ingredients, plus sparkling water. The spirits are Rogue’s own Bayfront Vodka and Farmhouse Gin. The Ginger Lime Vodka Mule and the…

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Biryanis With Something Extra

Until Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo decides that it’s safe enough for New York City’s restaurants to start indoor table service, many have pivoted to offer food for take out and sometimes delivery. And at Rahi in the West Village and Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens, a bonus comes with the Lucknow biryani…

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Cocktails Beyond the Margarita, Mojito and Pisco Sour

Ivy Mix, an owner of Leyenda, a bar in Brooklyn, has put the focus on tequila, rum and pisco in her useful new book, “Spirits of Latin America.” Agave, sugar cane and grapes: Each one has its own chapter, giving the history, production methods and cultural influences of tequila (and mezcal), rum (and cachaça) and…

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Outdoor Voices’ Popular Leggings Are Up to 50 Percent Off Right Now

Outdoor Voices Outdoor Voices is here to cure all of your post-holiday blues. Right now, the retailer is offering up to 50 percent off items in its OV extra sale section. Whether you’re in the market for a cozy fleece or another pair of sweatpants (because these days you can never have too many), this…

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