New anticancer agents may better control tumor growth in nearly every cancer type

IMAGE: Purdue University researchers have discovered potential anticancer agents that stabilize the MYC promoter G-quadruplex and downregulate the expression of the MYC oncogene. view more  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A gene called MYC has become one of the hottest targets for cancer researchers around the world. MYC is known to drive tumor growth in nearly all…

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Cannabis Tourism Is on the Rise

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The…

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S’mores Blondies for the Win

Good morning. I had something close to a perfect dinner the other night at Houseman in New York, where the chef and owner Ned Baldwin was serving these fried porgy strips that were bursting with sweetness alongside a coleslaw run through with amba, the Middle Eastern pickled-mango sauce. There was other stuff, too — fiery…

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Medical News Today: Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

It is a common belief that using social media platforms can adversely affect people’s mental health, but new research has shown that using these networking sites can reduce an adult’s risk of experiencing depression or anxiety. Social media may improve the mental health of adults by helping them maintain social relationships, new research finds. Facebook’s…

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When The Times First Says It, This Twitter Bot Tracks It

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The most popular tweet from @NYT_first_said, a Twitter bot that since 2017 has tracked new words in The New York Times, has received 8,500 retweets and 28,500 likes. It comes from a phrase used by…

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Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?

Large-scale research suggests that drinking alcohol in older age may lower mortality risk. However, the scientists are cautious about potential biases in their own research and say that more research is necessary. Does moderate drinking in older age have any health benefits? A new study investigates. The debate around the potential health benefits of alcohol…

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Enthralled by ‘Euphoria’? Hunter Schafer Knows Why (It’s Because of Her)

It’s hard to upstage Zendaya, the Disney Channel star who soared through “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” into the Hollywood stratosphere. But in HBO’s “Euphoria,” Hunter Schafer has done just that, in what is remarkably her debut acting role. Schafer plays Jules, the new kid in town — a trans girl with a dreamy…

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Lauren Glasky, Marc Silberman

Lauren Dana Glasky and Marc Laurence Silberman were married July 4 at Oceanbleu in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Cantor Rebecca Garfein officiated. The couple met at Cornell, from which the bride graduated cum laude and the groom magna cum laude. Ms. Glasky, 28, is a product manager at Capital One in Manhattan. She also received an…

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Amrita Saigal, Karthish Manthiram

Amrita Saigal and Karthish Manthiram were married July 6 at the Boston Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Mass. Rajesh Hariharan, a Hindu priest, officiated. Ms. Saigal, 31, is the founder and chief executive of Zera, a Boston-based direct-to-consumer business for all-natural baby care products. She graduated from M.I.T. and received an M.B.A. from Harvard. She is…

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Carly Kulawitz, Eliot Bickoff

Carly Gable Kulawitz and Eliot Samuel Bickoff were married July 4 at Lakota Oaks, an events space in Norwalk, Conn. Rabbi Daniel Kraus officiated. Ms. Kulawitz, 31, is an elementary school music teacher at Trevor Day School in New York. She graduated magna cum laude from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and received…

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