These Grooms Bonded Over Faith and Football

One Monday in 2014, Christopher Justin Hanson sat down for a job interview at the headquarters of Covington & Burling, a law firm in Washington. As the interviewer, who was stationed in front of windows overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, thumbed through Mr. Hanson’s résumé, he noticed that Mr. Hanson didn’t have any experience in Washington. Mr.…

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How to Get Married in a Hurry

Darien Monk doesn’t wish a broken espresso machine on anybody, but once upon a time she wouldn’t have minded if the ones at the Coffee & Tea Exchange in Chicago, where she works, were out of order a little more often. “I would see Shane every once in a while at the store, and I…

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Juggling My Children, Their Alcoholic Sitter and My Own Sobriety

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says she should stay. Being of use is important, it says. The fellowship of another alcoholic is crucial, it says. Still, I wish she hadn’t confessed. I wish she hadn’t told me over the kitchen island, in front of the children as they were eating spaghetti, as they were…

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Modern Love: We Needed More Significant Others

We tried to soldier on but struggled. One afternoon, our good friends Kristen and Phil visited us in our backyard; for the first time, they understood the gravity of what we were dealing with. Not long after, they invited us to their place in Oakland for an outdoor dinner, but “their place” requires some explanation.…

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Tasmanian tiger pups found to be extraordinary similar to wolf pups

Micro-CT scanning and digital reconstructions have been used to compare the skulls of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) and wolf across their early development and into adulthood, establishing that not only did the thylacine resemble the wolf as adults, but also as newborns and juveniles. «Remarkably, the Tasmanian tiger pups were more similar to wolf pups…

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Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education expands competencies

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for developing curricula related to the health impacts of climate change, has announced an expanded set of key competencies for students of public health, nursing, and medicine. The result of lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the expanded competencies include added information…

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Scientists develop a cheaper method that might help create fuels from plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. Scientists around the world have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply; this study, published…

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Ferroptosis resistance in cancer: An emerging crisis of new hope

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Daiyun Xu, Yonghui Lü, Yongxiao Li, Shengbin Li, Zhe Wang and Junqing Wang from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China discuss ferroptosis resistance in cancer. Ferroptosis is a lethal consequence of accumulated lipid peroxidation catalyzed by ferrous iron and oxygen. This unique…

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Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine triggers antibody response in mice

Across the world, health care workers and high-risk groups are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccines, offering hope for a return to normalcy amidst the pandemic. However, the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. require two doses to be effective, which can create problems with logistics and compliance. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central…

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Novel RNA factors may help cancer cells thrive

Like Peter Pan, some cells never grow up. In cancer, undifferentiated stem cells may help tumors such as glioblastoma become more aggressive than other forms of the disease. Certain groups of genes are supposed to help cells along the path to maturity, leaving their youthful «stemness» behind. This requires sweeping changes in the microRNAome —…

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