The Lowest of Low Seasons at the Edge of the World

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler was one of four tourists on the remote Falkland Islands, also known as Las Islas Malvinas. But there were thousands of penguins. Jul 23, 2019 Image More than a thousand breeding pairs of king penguins make their home on East Falkland Island.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our…

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A Salad Bowl With an Heirloom Price

At nearly $500 for the salad bowl, you’d think Alice Waters would handpick and rinse the lettuces for you herself. But no, she only inspired the new bowl for the Permanent Collection online shop. It’s a beautiful piece, fairly shallow and 13 1/4 inches across, with an alluring natural pattern. Ms. Waters selected redwood for…

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When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together

Much as I look forward to spending time with my granddaughter each week, Thursdays can feel long. I board the commuter train in my New Jersey town at 8:14 a.m., switch to the subway in Manhattan and reach my daughter’s apartment in Brooklyn by 10. Bartola, who’s nearly 3, comes hurtling down the hallway to…

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Study: Fat cells play key role in dangerous transformation of melanoma

IMAGE: Nano-vaccine mechanism of action: following injection, the nano-vaccine internalizes into immune cells, leading to activation of T cells to recognize and attack melanoma. view more  Credit: Professor Carmit Levy/AFTAU Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler School…

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Study identifies cells required for the development of a healthy uterus

BOSTON — Knowledge of the biological processes involved in the development of the uterus is important for understanding uterine health and fertility. A research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has uncovered important insights on a type of cell that is critical for the formation of a functioning uterus. These cells are…

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Researchers map protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer’s disease

IMAGE: In brains affected by Alzheimer’s disease, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (seen in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections… view more  Credit: National Institute on Aging, NIH Among the confounding challenges of diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the fact that patients with…

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Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily and also develop affective problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now scientists have found that’s true even for people who get a minor concussion. Falling off a bike with a helmet on, having a fender-bender in one’s…

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George Mason University breast cancer treatment patent licensed by Targeted Pharmaceuticals

IMAGE: Dr. Virginia Espina, a science research associate professor of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) at George Mason University’s Institute of Biohealth Innovation. view more  Credit: Copyright: www.gmu.edu Manassas, Va. — A patent granted to George Mason University Research Foundation Inc., which describes a novel treatment method for pre-invasive breast cancer, has…

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E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women’s guts

IMAGE: A microscopic image of the bacteria Escherichia coli. view more  Credit: Veronika L. Tchesnokova/UW Medicine A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. This is of clinical concern because disease-causing E. coli bacteria can transfer…

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