Can the Trauma of War Lead to Growth, Despite the Scars?

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. The French weapon deployed against Spanish troops in 1521 was, contemporaries said, “more diabolical than human.” The rapid-firing light bronze cannon shot iron balls that crushed battlements, careened wildly and sprayed…

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Living With Your Desk Mates

This spring, as the months of quarantine dragged on and Taylor Mecham’s three roommates left their Lower East Side apartment to stay with family outside the city, she found herself longing for some non-remote companionship. “I didn’t even go outside for, like, six weeks,” Ms. Mecham, 27, said. “When I first entered quarantine, I did…

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A Teacher Held a Famous Racism Exercise in 1968. She’s Still at it.

“It makes me really angry that I’ve been saying these things for 52 years.” — Jane Elliott, a schoolteacher turned anti-racism educator [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As protests against racism started sweeping across America and rest of the world, clips of…

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Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit

One of the consequences of diabetes mellitus, particularly if accompanied by high blood pressure (hypertension), can be a chronic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to permanent failure of the kidneys (end-stage renal disease). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now produced a rapid report to investigate the advantages…

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Recent implementations of mass spectrometry in research

Bentham Science Publishers have recently published a new book series on mass spectrometry applications, in research. The new series, Applications of Modern Mass Spectrometry covers the latest advances in the use of mass spectrometry in scientific research. The series attempts to present readers information on the broad range of mass spectrometry techniques and configurations, data…

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Increased risk of injury in contact sports after prolonged training restrictions

As professional sports look to make a phased return behind closed doors across much of Europe, researchers from the University of Bath caution that the prolonged individual training players have been exposed to for months is insufficient to help athletes maintain the physical fitness and mental strength they need for competition. Writing in the International…

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New recommendations: People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat

TAMPA, Fla. (July 6, 2020)- For decades, people diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia have been instructed to minimize their consumption of saturated fats to lower cholesterol and reduce their risks of heart disease. But a new study published in the prestigious journal «BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine» found no evidence to support those claims. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a…

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Moffitt researchers identify protein that causes epithelial cancers to spread

TAMPA, Fla. — Cancer is complex and unpredictable. Despite successful treatment or years of remission, there is always a chance that a patient’s cancer can return. It usually happens in the form of metastasis, which is when remaining cancer cells in the body spread to another location and grow. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are working…

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LSU Health New Orleans discovers new class of safer analgesics

New Orleans, LA — Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and colleagues have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or kidneys. The research is published online in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Current…

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A 360-degree approach to Lyme disease

To the Fairbairns, the symptoms—debilitating fatigue, joint pain, cognitive problems—were as worrisome as they were mystifying. All four members of the family had them. Eventually, all four tested positive for the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. After months of hitting diagnostic brick walls, the family had a unifying explanation for their symptoms, yet getting them…

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