Systems biology of antibiotics

IMAGE: Dr. Ana Rita Brochado investigates the effect of antibiotics on bacteria. view more  Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans. Their toughness has led to the fact that bacteria have successfully spread all over the world for three billion years — even in places where…

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Vadim Gladyshev to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel

IMAGE: Vadim Gladyshev, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel, Switzerland. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Thursday, May 23, 2019 — Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial…

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Children’s Tumor Foundation launches NF2 accelerator to combat rare genetic disorder

On the occasion of World NF2 Awareness Day, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has announced the establishment of a significant research initiative dedicated to finding effective treatments for NF2, along with a substantial investment of $2.3 million in this bold new effort. Called the ‘NF2 Accelerator Initiative’, this three-year undertaking will be dedicated to bringing active…

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Picture imperfect: Eliminating asthma triggers through smartphones

IMAGE: Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge: Healthy Affordable Housing, a national competition to identify innovative ideas to help… view more  Credit: Fannie Mae WASHINGTON — Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge:…

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The effect of sleep quality on peptic-ulcer relapse in older adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Poor sleep quality can be caused by age-related…

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Report finds California above national average for sexual harassment rates

In the state of California, reported incidences of sexual harassment are 5 percent higher for women and 10 percent higher for men than the national average, report the authors of a joint study produced by the Center for Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the nonprofit…

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Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

IMAGE: Associate professor Jamie Cooper shows graduate student Liana Rodrigues how to take height and weight of a subject for clinical health measures with undergraduate Allison Jones in Cooper’s clinical lab… view more  Athens, Ga. — Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention — daily self-weighing — can help people avoid…

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Scene City: Rupert Murdoch Is a ‘Big Feminist,’ Says His Wife, Jerry Hall

Anyone who doubts Rupert Murdoch’s feminist bona fides hasn’t checked with his wife, Jerry Hall. “He’s a big feminist,” Ms. Hall said Tuesday night at an event to promote the Equal Rights Amendment, which would inscribe gender equality into the Constitution. “He has lots of highly paid women executives, and he always treats women very…

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