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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Neurobiology — How much oxygen does the brain need?

The brain has a high energy demand and reacts very sensitively to oxygen deficiency. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich neurobiologists have now succeeded for the first time in directly correlating oxygen consumption with the activity of certain nerve cells. The brain requires a disproportionate amount of energy compared to its body mass. This energy is mainly…

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BU researchers design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugs

(Boston)—Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed and implemented a new way to better understand how human cells communicate with each other, how this communication is disrupted in human diseases and how this can be corrected pharmacologically. Their method consists of a suite of «biosensors», which are artificial genes that can be…

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Consumers prefer round numbers even when the specific number is better news

TROY, N.Y. — Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using the specific number, people are likely to think the vaccine is actually less effective than if it is presented as being 90% effective. This concept is a real-life…

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Assessing the Real Coronavirus Death Rate: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePhoenix on Friday. Arizona has almost 100,000 confirmed cases, and more than 1,800 people have died.Credit…Ash Ponders for The New York Times Phoenix has a testing crisis, and FEMA refuses to help, the mayor says. Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix said on Sunday that with cases and death counts…

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Trump Falsely Claims ‘99 Percent’ of Virus Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’

President Trump dismissed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States over the weekend, downplaying the impact of the disease and saying that while the testing of tens of millions of American had identified many cases, “99 percent” of them were “totally harmless.” His remarks about a virus that has already claimed nearly…

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239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby. If airborne transmission is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in…

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Paris Couture Fashion Show Live Videos and Schedule

From July 6 to July 8, couture houses will be exhibiting clothing and ideas in presentations — mostly in the form of short films. The coronavirus pandemic and global financial crisis has stressed the industry to the core, disrupting supply chains, workforces and travel. And yet the show, of sorts, goes on. We’ll be streaming…

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Couture Fashion: Here’s What Happened

In a pre-coronavirus world, hundreds of editors, clients, stylists and celebrities would have converged on Paris this weekend, clacking over the cobblestones in their kitten heels for the couture shows. Those singular displays of fashion art — handmade clothes custom-ordered by the very few — represent equal parts creative laboratory, artisanal expertise and visual extravaganza.…

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How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On

HAMMONTON, N.J. — Workers at the largest blueberry farm in the Northeast move through the fields in small groups, fingers dancing with the speed of musicians as they pick bushes heavy with fruit. The more they gather, the more they are paid during a season that lasts only about seven weeks. Barring rain, they work…

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