Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition

Among all major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the highest rate of death — 93 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. Treating the disease is difficult not only because the tumors spread quickly, but because of a muscle-wasting condition called cachexia that affects at least 80 percent of people with pancreatic cancer. However,…

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Penn researchers influence CDC’s clarification on prescribing opioids for cancer pain

IMAGE: Penn Nursing’s Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing & Term Chair of Palliative Care; Associate Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health; and… view more  PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2019) — To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including…

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Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss

SAN ANTONIO — Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. Results show that individuals with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have experienced multiple involuntary job losses. Compared to participants who did not…

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The Wikipedia gender gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women — another example of the gender gap online. In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women «Wikipedians» to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia. The team identified…

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A microscopic topographic map of cellular function

IMAGE: Gavin King and a team of scientists used this atomic force microscope, bottom right, to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the… view more  The flow of traffic through our nation’s highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in…

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Back to Basics for a Designer Whose Business Got Too Tight

Scott Sternberg would prefer you not call him “quirky,” as has happened many times before. It’s “a word people like to use for me a lot,” Mr. Sternberg said, “which I don’t love.” So we will not repeat the offense, further than to note that, while Mr. Sternberg may not be quirky, there he was,…

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Fashion Evolution From 1995 to Now

Ever since the Olsen twins became the it girls of the aughties, they soon became known for serving looks. Often hard to tell apart (despite actually being fraternal twins), Mary-Kate and Ashley started to use their style preferences as a point of differentiation. Mary-Kate—who is never afraid to take a risk—is known for pushing the…

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Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt)

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Eventually, I just got tired of always worrying what everyone else thought of me. So I decided not to listen.” — Michelle Obama, the former first lady…

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You Can Talk to Plants. Maybe You Should Listen.

What does a plant sound like? This is the sound of corn growing. The sound of corn growing From the exhibit “Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations” at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s also part of an art installation on display at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York through October. This veggie-lullaby plays from large,…

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Medical News Today: What causes penis skin to peel?

Peeling skin on the penis often occurs as a result of friction, chafing, or an allergic reaction, but other possible causes include infections and skin conditions. Skin peeling may be the only symptom that a person experiences, or they may also have itching, burning, or redness. Most cases of penis skin peeling are not serious…

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