In Paris, Haute Couture Face Masks for All

There are disposable masks bought in bulk: light blue, three-ply, fastened with white elastic hoops. There are D.I.Y. masks, stitched at home, and designer masks, sold for $10 or $100. Then there are masks made by a collective of the world’s most elite couturières: the seamstresses of Chanel, Dior and Saint Laurent, among others, who…

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Help! I’m Owed a Refund, But the Hotel Owner Refuses to Budge

Dear Tripped Up, My wife and I were supposed to attend a wedding in Sonoma this spring, but the affair was obviously canceled. I canceled our Best Western reservation well before the 24 hours required by the company’s new coronavirus cancellation policy, but was told that the only option is to postpone our stay for…

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Study: Surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies

Boston, Mass. — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or «non-emergency» operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers. For some conditions, including cancer, timely surgery is critical for patients’ survival. In a new study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a team…

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As teens delay driver licensing, they miss key safety instruction

New Haven, Conn. — Teens are getting licensed to drive later than they used to and missing critical safety training as a result, according to Yale researchers. In a study in the July 2 edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers at Yale identified some of the factors contributing to delaying driving licensure, or…

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Diagnosis to therapy: The future of image-guided patient management

WHAT: The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Novel research on new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancers, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, stroke, brain disease, and more The SNMMI Virtual Annual Meeting will convene more than 6,000 attendees (physicians, scientists, technologists and exhibitors) from around the globe to…

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TARA biosystems demonstrates in vitro cardiac biology model mimics human drug response

NEW YORK, July 7, 2020—TARA Biosystems today reported study results demonstrating the ability of TARA’s in vitro human cardiac models to reproduce drug responses similar to those observed in humans. Appearing in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, these findings further support the use of TARA’s in vitro human cardiac models as a robust,…

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RNA key in helping stem cells know what to become

Look deep inside our cells, and you’ll find that each has an identical genome -a complete set of genes that provides the instructions for our cells’ form and function. But if each blueprint is identical, why does an eye cell look and act differently than a skin cell or brain cell? How does a stem…

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Medicare’s race, ethnic data often undercounts minority populations, study finds

The information critical to a nationwide priority of reducing health care disparities among minorities is incomplete and inaccurate, according to a new Rutgers study. Published in Medical Care Research & Review and Medical Care, the study compared Medicare beneficiaries’ race and ethnicity data from the two most widely-used administrative data sources, to data sources that…

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CU Healthcare Innovation Fund closes with $50 million in committed capital

AURORA, CO (July 7, 2020)—The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver, Colorado. The limited partners include, among others, the University of Colorado, UCHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado…

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