Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Common gene explains why some drugs fail

New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual’s genotype may explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier this year, a…

Details

Can we blame procrastination on our genes?

People often assume that procrastination is a choice and that the personality trait — which sees people delay necessary tasks — is a sign of laziness. However, new research suggests that genes may play a role. A new study explores the genetic roots of procrastination. Previous research has associated both biological and psychological factors with…

Details

Alexandra Stevenson, Henry Frelinghuysen

Alexandra Wolf Stevenson and Henry Osborne Havemeyer Frelinghuysen II were married July 20 in Southampton, N.Y. The Rev. W. Patrick Edwards, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at St. Andrew’s Dune Church. Mrs. Frelinghuysen, 33, is a middle-school language arts teacher at the Windward School, a private school in White Plains for children with language-learning…

Details

Victoria Frost, Benjamin Boyd

Victoria Anne Frost and Benjamin James Boyd are to be married July 21 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. The Rev. Keith Douglas Boyd, the father of the groom who was ordained by the Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, is to perform the ceremony. The bride, 23, works in sales at Rendia, a health care start-up…

Details

Laura Jaffee, Charles Weisman

Laura Beatrice Jaffee and Charles Harris Weisman were married July 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Rabbi Michael Friedman officiated. Mrs. Weisman, 29, is a director of business development at Status Labs, a digital marketing firm in New York. She graduated from Barnard College. She is the daughter of Nancy E. Siegel of…

Details

Amanda Gutterman, Samuel Cassatt

Amanda Claire Gutterman and Samuel Lee Cassatt were married July 20 at the Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. Josh Quittner, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Until this month, Mrs. Cassatt, 28, worked as the chief marketing officer in the Brooklyn office of ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia.…

Details

Miki Paul, James Edmunds

Miki Paul and James Easley Edmunds were married July 15 at the Brazilian Room at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, Calif. Robert E. Paul, the brother of the bride, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Dr. Paul, 71, is a psychologist in private practice in Benicia, Calif. She graduated from Indiana…

Details

Rebecca Fischer, Aaron Kula

Rebecca Hope Fischer and Aaron Dov Kula were married July 20 at Knoll Farms in Fayston, Vt. Rabbi Irwin Kula, a brother of the groom, officiated. The bride, 62, is a partner in the Hollywood, Fla., law firm Fischer & Feldman, where she practices collaborative family law, family mediation, estate planning, probate and guardianship. She…

Details

Sarah Reingold, George Roberts

Sarah Hanna Reingold and George Michael Roberts were married July 20 in Hague, N.Y.. Rabbi Daniel S. Horwitz officiated at the Northern Lake George Yacht Club. Mrs. Roberts, 29, is the legislative director in the Washington office of Representative Haley Stevens, a Michigan Democrat. She graduated from Trinity College in Hartford. She is a daughter…

Details

Joanna Grater, David Nellhaus

Dr. Joanna Elizabeth Grater and David Kenneth Nellhaus were married July 20. Victoria A. Burdick, a Universal Brotherhood minister, officiated at Latitude 41, a restaurant and events space in Mystic, Conn. Dr. Grater, 35, is a second-year fellow in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, a specialty clinic in the Bronx…

Details