Scientists found genes that help cancer cells to penetrate the brain

An international team of scientists, including a researcher from Sechenov University, reviewed scientific articles on proteins (and genes encoding them) that help cancer cells enter the brain. An understanding of the processes that facilitate the formation of metastases in the brain will allow scientists to create new methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Details of…

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Bouncing, sticking, exploding viruses: Understanding the surface chemistry of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at Michigan Tech, TÜV SÜD UK National Engineering Laboratory and University of Edinburgh call for increased research on virus surface stability and interaction in «Surface Chemistry Can Unlock Drivers of Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in Variety of Environmental Conditions» in the Cell Press journal Chem. They highlight the need to understand the different environmental…

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Spirits Distilled on the Farm

Here’s farm to glass. Potatoes, cucumbers, wheat, rye and herbs harvested from the fields of Foster Farm in Sagaponack, N.Y., go into the spirits that brother and sister, Dean and Marilee Foster, have been making for the past three years. “We knew the farm couldn’t survive on just potatoes,” said Mr. Foster, a sixth-generation farmer.…

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A Tribal Olive Oil Blend From Northern California

Back in 2011, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Northern California began bottling oil from arbequina olives its members were cultivating on their land. Now they have built a mill, opened two tasting rooms and expanded the acreage of olive trees from 82 to more than 500. They’ve added more single varietal bottlings of frantoio,…

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An Elegant Bowl Handmade in Maine

If your name is Camp, and you make pottery, Campfire has to be your brand. The company in Portland, Maine, has workshops in the Dana Warp Mill, a converted factory in Westbrook, just west of Portland, where Kristen Camp, who creates an array of lovely pieces, some in the Japanese raku tradition, for serving and…

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A Texas-Size Taste of Barbecue

Summon your inner caveperson with this rack of Texas-style smoked beef ribs from Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, S.C. Three immense bones come thickly surrounded by succulent spiced and blackened slabs of smoked meat, enough for a Stone Age party of six. Newly available nationwide, they are shipped frozen and deserve a slow defrost overnight before…

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These Ice Creams Are Transporting

The right tastes can transport you to places that may not be on your itinerary for now. That’s the idea that inspired the owners of the New York company, Marco Sweets & Spices, to create confections that suggest flavorful destinations. A Thai coco-lime ice cream is fueled by chile powder. Aztec Chocolate is scented with…

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A Cheese Club From a Noted Cheesemonger

Anne Saxelby now has a quarterly subscription program, and each shipment features a collection of similar cheeses to savor and understand. For summer, she has selected four American ricottas, all made differently: a whey-based ricotta from Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, Pa.; whole-milk Renaissance Ricotta from Narragansett Creamery in Providence; Salvatore Ricotta from Brooklyn,…

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Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.

Jet fuel is known as the Steady Eddie of the refinery business, a predictable profit maker that balances the seasonal gyrations of gasoline and diesel sales. But for airlines, it is a headache — a big and unpredictable expense that confounds managers. So Delta Air Lines tried a bold experiment: It bought an oil refinery…

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Niven Patel, a Miami Chef, Is Not Giving Up on 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The last week in July was an especially stressful one for Niven Patel, and for Floridians in general. It began with Mr. Patel’s decision to permanently close one of two locations of Ghee Indian Kitchen, the Miami-area restaurant that brought the chef national acclaim. The week ended with South Florida bracing…

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