How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

Cuing up some Calvin Harris or Macklemore during short, intense workouts might change how we feel about the exercise, according to a useful new study of how listening to jaunty music can encourage us to push ourselves harder. The study also found, though, that other types of distractions, such as podcasts, may not have the…

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The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.)

First, there was the meatless burger. Soon we may have fishless fish. Impossible Foods, the California company behind the meatless Impossible Whopper now available at Burger King, is joining a crowded field of food companies developing alternatives to traditional seafood with plant-based recipes or laboratory techniques that allow scientists to grow fish from cells. So…

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Liv Tyler Learns From Her Anxiety

Liv Tyler has spent a lot of time thinking about where nature ends and nurture begins. Most recently, it’s because Ms. Tyler’s American children have started speaking with an English accent. (She and her partner Dave Gardner, a sports agent, moved to London with their family in 2016.) Despite capitulating to many of the United…

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When Patients Need Opioids to Ease the Pain

My patient, a yoga instructor, had already received a week of chemotherapy, so he couldn’t be called a complete newcomer to the side effects of his treatment. But he was still bracing himself for what was yet to come. He was in his 70s and had a rare variety of a rare cancer: acute lymphocytic…

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My Summer Jam: An Update of the French Fruit Tart

Among the myriad things that I treasure about baking are the eureka moments, the times when I make something differently and it not only works but becomes part of my kitchen canon, forever altering the way I bake. It can be a new technique or twist — big or small. Even a change in a…

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Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

Using data from a person’s immune response, researchers have devised a blood test that may accurately predict the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Researchers are getting closer to developing a blood test that detects breast cancer recurrence. Despite scientific advancements in breast cancer research, this type continues to be the leading cancer among women in…

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UCI child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram is awarded $15 million Conte Center grant

Irvine, Calif., July 10, 2019 — The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Dr. Tallie Z. Baram of the University of California, Irvine a five-year, $15 million Silvio O. Conte Center grant. The funding will allow her interdisciplinary team to continue studying how unpredictable parental and environmental signals influence an infant’s vulnerability later in…

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Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes

IMAGE: Left to right: Dr. Mario Spaggiari, Arlys Martinez and Dr. Enrico Benedetti. view more  Credit: Fatemi Hossein. For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don’t respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese candidates who need a pancreas transplant often…

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