Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate

DALLAS — Feb. 20, 2020 — Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The finding, published in the Feb. 20, 2020, Nature Metabolism, could open whole new avenues for treating a variety of conditions in…

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Scientists receive CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research related to lung and kidney cancers. The Individual Investigator Awards are among 55 new grants totaling more than $78 million that the institute announced Feb. 19. To date,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Clusters in Japan May Hint at How Virus Spreads

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA bus carrying passengers  from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama on Thursday.Credit…Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images ‘Clusters’ in Japan may offer clues on the how coronavirus spreads. Public health officials are studying clusters of coronavirus cases that have emerged in Japan, searching for clues about how far the epidemic…

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Sy Sperling, Founder of Hair Club for Men (and Also a Client), Dies at 78

Sy Sperling, a businessman who helped bring the hair-loss industry into the mainstream with ubiquitous, self-effacing ads, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 78. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Terri Lynn, who said it followed a lengthy illness. She did not specify a cause of death. Mr.…

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The 9 Trends Dominating 2020 (And the 2 We’re Leaving Behind in 2019)

While fashion month is currently buzzing through Europe predicting everything we’ll be wearing next winter, we’re way more curious to see which trends are going to stick around for the entire year. With that in mind, we reached out to three fashion authorities from Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, and Bloomingdales for a full forecast of the year…

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What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

Rain was falling on the night of Jan. 18, so the windows of the Tokyo party boat were shut. Inside were about 90 guests of a local taxi association who were celebrating the new year as the vessel floated down the Sumida River. Also on board, unbeknown to them, was a coronavirus capable of spreading…

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Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

The coronavirus that originated in China has spread fear and anxiety around the world. But while the novel virus has largely spared one vulnerable group — children — it appears to pose a particular threat to middle-aged and older adults, particularly men. This week, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published the largest…

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Whisky Knows Her Toys

There’s something about a really smart dog that makes it seem as if there might be hope for the world. China is in the midst of a frightening disease outbreak and nobody knows how far it will spread. The warming of the planet shows no signs of stopping; it reached a record 70 degrees in…

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How to Build a Pretty Macrobiotic Meal Like a Jewelry Designer

While the jewelry designer Anna Sheffield was growing up in Albuquerque, N.M., in the 1980s, dinner was always a sensitive time, in part because she considered hunting and fishing to be murder. Even her home state’s signature delicacy, green chile stew, typically came filled with beef or pork. After she went vegetarian at 16, she endured…

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