Study finds glutamates such as MSG can help reduce Americans’ sodium intake

Promising results from a new study published in the journal Nutrients add to accumulating evidence that glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to reduce sodium in the food supply. The study analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), looking at what Americans eat and estimating the reduction in…

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Investigators build a better targeted drug therapy using the power of computation

Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) — cancer drugs that are designed to target and destroy cancerous tissue while leaving healthy cells intact — represent a long sought-after advancement in cancer therapy. ADCs work by attaching a cancer drug to an antibody that is unique to a specific type of tissue, allowing ADCs to deliver treatment directly…

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From plants, UVA extracts a better way to determine what our genes do

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a better way to determine what our genes do — allowing scientists to better probe the genetic causes of diseases and more efficiently determine whether new drugs will act on the intended target exactly as needed. The researchers believe the new tool could revolutionize…

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Save the date: Major scientific meeting on sound next month in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2019 — The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, architecture and engineering, to discuss their latest research. Reporters…

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Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods

Juul Labs, the nation’s largest seller of e-cigarettes, said on Thursday that it would stop selling mint-flavored pods, which have become especially popular among teenagers. The move precedes an anticipated federal flavor ban that is to be announced soon, one that the Food and Drug Administration initially had said would include mint as well as…

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Hail to the Chief of Staff

ImageJohn Spencer as Leo McGarry, chief of staff on the early-aughts political drama “The West Wing.”Credit…James Sorensen/NBC, via Newsmakers “There wasn’t an obvious position for me,” Scott Amenta said. Mr. Amenta, 30, was describing how five years ago he joined Spring, an e-commerce company so small that its employees could be counted on one hand.…

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Star Sommelier Resigns After Accusations of Sexual Assault

The sommelier Anthony Cailan, who was a rising star in the wine world, has resigned from the downtown Manhattan hotel where he worked, after a New York Times report last week in which several women said he had sexually assaulted them. Bogdan Docu, the general manager of the Nolitan hotel, on Kenmare Street, where Mr.…

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Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’

The rapper and actor T.I. prompted widespread outrage after revealing on a podcast that he has accompanied his daughter, now 18, to a yearly doctor’s appointment to ensure that her hymen is still intact. Scientists have long condemned so-called virginity testing as a violation of a woman’s rights, as well as a sham procedure unsupported…

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