Estrogen may lessen severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women, study says

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Aug. 27, 2020 — Why are men at greater risk than women for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of age? In an effort to understand why this occurs, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine conducted a review of published preclinical data on sex-specific hormone activity, especially estrogen.…

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Beating HIV and COVID-19 may depend on tweaking vaccine molecules

LA JOLLA—Designing a vaccine starts with finding the right ingredients. Every infectious agent has molecules, called antigens, that the immune system could potentially recognize and attack. So scientists must carefully consider which antigens should go into a vaccine. Scientists know a lot about how to design vaccines, but there are many diseases that haven’t been…

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A.I. tool promises faster, more accurate Alzheimer’s diagnosis

By detecting subtle differences in the way that Alzheimer’s sufferers use language, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an A.I. algorithm that promises to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s without the need for expensive scans or in-person testing. The software not only can diagnose Alzheimer’s, at negligible cost, with more than 95 percent accuracy, but…

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A Woman May Have Been Cured of H.I.V. Without Medical Treatment

A woman who was infected with H.I.V. in 1992 may be the first person cured of the virus without a risky bone-marrow transplant or even medications, researchers reported on Wednesday. In an additional 63 people in their study who controlled the infection without drugs, H.I.V. apparently was sequestered in the body in such a way…

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The Timeless Pleasure of Playing Games

Welcome. One of the conversations I find myself having frequently with loved ones in recent months is about how we experience time passing. Is it plodding, each month seeming, since March, to contain twice as many days? Or is it careening by, a windblown mess of calendar pages left in its dust? It’s a luxury,…

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Melania Trump’s Convention Outfit: Ready for Battle!

On the second night of the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump came dressed for battle. She strode alone down the white-pillared colonnade of the White House on the long walk to the podium in an olive green skirt suit with broad shoulders and a military edge, exactingly tailored, caught at the waist with a wide…

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Aurate Makes Celebrating Women’s Equality Day Feel Even Better

The best jewelry investments are timeless pieces that make us feel good. Beginning today, Aurate is having a sale that raises us one better: splurges that also do good. In honor of Women’s Equality Day—a holiday that is unfortunately, but unsurprisingly lesser-known—Aurate is holding a sale now through August 31 where shoppers can take 15%…

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BOA Steakhouse Is Where Influencers Go to See and Be Seen

We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, our reporter Taylor Lorenz talked to the manager of BOA Steakhouse, the Los Angeles restaurant that has attracted Gen Z influencers and their fans.…

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Coronavirus Superspreader Event in Boston Led to Thousands of Infections

On Feb. 26, 175 executives at the biotech company Biogen gathered at a Boston hotel for the first night of a conference. At the time, the coronavirus seemed a faraway problem, limited mostly to China. But the virus was right there at the conference, spreading from person to person. A new study suggests that the…

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