Loneliness heightened among gay men in certain age group in China

Gay men in China ages 25-29 are eight times more likely to feel criticized and rejected compared with men in that country ages 20 or younger, new University of Hawaii at Manoa research shows. The reason may be that 25- to 29-year-olds tend to be out of college and in the workforce, where they may…

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Scripps Research-led consortium awarded $129 million from NIH for new HIV vaccine approach

IMAGE: This computer-generated graphic depicts immune system proteins called broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs; colored) binding to different regions on the HIV envelope protein on the surface of the virus (white). Antibody… view more  Credit: Scripps Research LA JOLLA, Calif. — The Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD), an international collaboration led by Scripps Research, has…

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Understanding how the mTOR complex comes together

In the world of biology, each individual cell also has many moving parts and pieces, each with specific roles and places to be. If one of those pieces isn’t working correctly, it can affect the entire cell. For the past five years, researchers at Brigham Young University have studied protein complexes that have the job…

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Can computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss?

MINNEAPOLIS — A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. The study…

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C.D.C. Investigates Rare Type of Paralysis in Children

Last year, health officials confronted a record number of cases of a rare, mysterious neurological condition that caused limb weakness and paralysis in more than 200 children across the country. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that they were still trying to understand the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis,…

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How a Meal Planning Service Made Me a Better Cook

I used to hate cooking. I’d avoid it at all costs, sustaining myself on frozen pizzas, simple burritos, and, when I wanted to get fancy, a Caesar salad. Fed up with myself, I finally tried a subscription meal planning service — where I pay an app to send me handpicked recipes every week — and…

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18 On-Sale Summer Dresses You Can Justify Buying From Shopbop

Whether it’s a boho maxi, a sculptural mini, or a floral frock, we know you love a summer dress. Unfortunately, your bank accounts may not. But Shopbop is here to soothe both your addiction and your wallet with their annual clearance sale, knocking down already-discounted designer goods with an additional 25 percent off. Shop 18…

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Alber Elbaz Makes a Happy Return

Image Tod’s Happy Moments collection, a collaboration with Alber Elbaz. “I wanted to make people happy, and make myself happy, because I have not been very happy the last four years.” So said Alber Elbaz, the prince who kissed awake the sleeping beauty of Lanvin only to be jilted at the altar 14 years later;…

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This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance

Watching Snowball the cockatoo dance to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” has long been one of the joys of the internet. The four-minute video has been viewed more than seven million times, and it’s probably generated at least that many grins. But when a small group of scientists first saw it a decade ago,…

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JJ Johnson’s Rice-Focused Restaurant, FieldTrip, Opens

Headliner FieldTrip Rice is the feature at the chef JJ Johnson’s entry into the counter-service restaurant world. Heirloom rices, like Chinese black and Carolina Gold, along with sticky Laotian rice, basmati and Texas brown, make up the bases for bowls. Salmon or crispy chicken, among the choices, can be added, along with greens, toppings and…

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