To see how invading predators change an ecosystem, watch the prey, say researchers

IMAGE: To study the impacts of invading predators, a research team led by Princeton’s Rob Pringle used three lizard species: one predator, the curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus, bottom left), and two… view more  Credit: Jonathan Losos, Washington University (bottom right) and Kiyoko Gotanda, McGill University (bottom left and top) Invading predators can devastate an ecosystem. In…

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Replicating fetal bone growth process could help heal large bone defects

VIDEO: 3D reconstructions of regenerated bone at week 12 in stiff, early, or delayed loading conditions, respectively. view more  To treat large gaps in long bones, like the femur, which result from bone tumor removal or a shattering trauma, researchers at Penn Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a process that partially recreates…

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Smaller city effort to aid chronically homeless can be successful

Creating a municipally funded team to provide intensive services to chronically homeless people who use a large amount of public services can help the individuals get off the streets, while also reducing spending on services such as police services and emergency medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Examining a program aimed at…

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Molecular bait can help hydrogels heal wounds

IMAGE: Rice University graduate student Jason Guo fills a mold with bioactive hydrogel. Injectable hydrogels can be enhanced with biomolecules and mixed at room temperature to help heal a variety of… view more  Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Like fishermen, Rice University bioengineers are angling for their daily catch. But their bait, biomolecules in a hydrogel scaffold,…

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50 Years Later, What We Forgot About Stonewall

It’s L.G.B.T.Q. Pride Month, and you’re reading In Her Words. With every edition for the next four weeks, we’ll be sharing a little history about the events or people that shaped L.G.B.T.Q. rights. Sign up here to get In Her Words delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “As long…

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Best ways to lose weight during menopause

People going through the menopausal transition may gain weight. Those who wish to lose this weight may have more difficulty than usual, and keeping the weight off can be challenging. Weight gain occurs before and during menopause partly because of a drop in estrogen levels. Low-quality sleep and regular, age-related reductions in metabolism and muscle…

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Dr. Patricia Bath, 76, Who Took On Blindness and Earned a Patent, Dies

Patricia E. Bath, an ophthalmologist who took a special interest in combating preventable blindness in underserved populations and along the way became the first black female doctor to patent a medical invention, a laser device for treating cataracts, died on Thursday in San Francisco. She was 76. Her daughter, Eraka Bath, said Dr. Bath had…

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A Little Lip Service

A coat or two of lipstick can go a long way in perfecting a wedding-day look. “Lipsticks are a small, portable piece of beautification that brightens your face instantly,” said Todd Harris, a makeup artist based in New York, adding that new technologies and components “are making the lipstick market huge right now.” There are…

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Medical News Today: Can homeopathy help with asthma?

Many practitioners claim that homeopathic medicine can help with asthma. Does homeopathy help, and is it safe to use with asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that can cause the airways in the lungs to become inflamed and narrow. This makes it hard for the person to breathe. Asthma can cause symptoms that included shortness…

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The Store Where Philip Roth Ate Chopped Herring

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. New York is the most intensely tribal city I know. I am a lifelong downtown denizen, and when I went to Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side last week,…

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