ON LOCATION: In Maryland, Remaking the Family Manse

When Kim Hammond was a teenager in the late 1960s, his parents bought a proud stone house on a hill in Baltimore County, Md., and he immediately recognized it as remarkable. Built in 1920 by a prominent architect named Laurence Hall Fowler, it originally served as a stately guesthouse for an even grander home that…

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Times Insider: Testing an $800 Pizza Oven — for Journalism!

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On a recent Friday afternoon, a team of writers huddled in a test kitchen with exposed brick, soft lighting and high ceilings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The smell of fresh basil and the sound…

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Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?

Abigail Finney was in her freshman year at Purdue University in Indiana in February 2017 when she fell asleep in her boyfriend’s dorm room. During the night he snuggled up to her in bed in the pitch black, his hand grazing her breast, and they began having sex. She soon stopped to go to the…

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely. These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal…

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‘Activist Editor’ Richard Horton of The Lancet receives $100,000 Roux Prize

SEATTLE — Dr. Richard Horton, the «activist editor» of the international medical journal The Lancet, will be honored June 10 in London for his accomplishments as one of the world’s most «committed, articulate, and influential advocates for population health.» He is receiving the 2019 Roux Prize, given annually to individuals on the front lines of…

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New approach for range prediction improves accuracy of proton therapy

IMAGE: Treatment plan (left) results in a substantial dose reduction in the healthy tissue surrounding the target compared to the previous method (right, blue area in the dose difference map). This… view more  Today (Tuesday, 23 April) marks the beginning of a new era in treatment planning at the University Proton Therapy Dresden of the University…

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Study: Drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance

IMAGE: University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor and her team found in a new study that targeting estrogen receptor-positive breast tumors with the XPO1 antagonist selinexor and the… view more  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Treating breast tumors with two cancer drugs simultaneously may prevent endocrine resistance by attacking the disease along two separate gene…

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