Vows: Scenes From a Chechen Wedding

SHALAZHI, Russia — At the wedding of Ibragim Arsanov and Zarema Bashayeva, plum and pear trees were in bloom and the snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains formed a picturesque backdrop for the estimated 700 guests at the celebration. Old men sat at long tables laden with broiled turkeys and bottles of nonalcoholic pear juice,…

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Medical News Today: Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice. Could protein shakes negatively affect health in the long run? Many fitness protein powders that are commercially…

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Modern Love: Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

“Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be amazing.” The words, in neon blue, green and red, glow from the screen as a kind of preternatural promise, a message from beyond. When I’m feeling stressed, I click on her profile, gaze at that image and take a…

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Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers

Image Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, at a National Day of Prayer service in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday. Mr. Pence has long advocated religious exemptions for health care workers. CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump on Thursday announced an expanded “conscience rule” to protect health care workers who oppose abortion, sterilization,…

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Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

A radar system developed at the University of Waterloo can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines. Housed in a device smaller than a cellphone, the new technology records heart and breathing rates using sensitive radar waves that are analyzed by sophisticated algorithms embedded in…

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Study reveals amyloid clumps of a truncated p53 structure related to endometrial cancer

IMAGE: Scheme shows Δ40p53 as a modulator of p53 tumor suppression and oncogenic activities in endometrial cancer cells. view more  Brazilian scientists identify the predominant presence of a truncated variant of the p53 protein in amyloid aggregates in endometrial cancer cells. Such structures are related to the progression of this tumor. A finding by Brazilian researchers…

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UC Riverside study busts myths about gossip

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (news.ucr.edu) — A new UC Riverside study asserts that women don’t engage in «tear-down» gossip any more than men, and lower income people don’t gossip more than their more well-to-do counterparts. It also holds younger people are more likely to gossip negatively than their older counterparts. It’s the first-ever study to dig deep…

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Brain imaging lie detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows

People have certain physical ‘tells’ when they conceal information — and studies show that good liars can prevent these ‘tells’ being detected by displaying physical red herrings of their own. But scientists have now shown that even a brain imaging technique called fMRI, which in theory is much harder to trick, can be beaten by…

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Nanoscale thermometers from diamond sparkles

Being able to measure, and monitor, temperatures and temperature changes at miniscule scales—inside a cell or in micro and nano-electronic components—has the potential to impact many areas of research from disease detection to a major challenge of modern computation and communication technologies, how to measure scalability and performance in electronic components. A collaborative team, led…

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Needleless vaccine will protect children from dangerous viruses

Millions of people are infected with hepatitis B every year. Hundreds of thousands die. And small children are particularly at risk. Due to high cost and the stable environmental conditions required for vaccine storage, many people in developing countries are not vaccinated against this dangerous virus. As such, researchers have been working to produce a…

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