Don’t Get Dressed Without Watching This Show

We are all dressing for TV now — or at least for the small screen. As we sit in our homes, Zooming and FaceTiming, how we look on these little boxes has taken on outsize importance. No wonder, then, that what other people wear has also become of obsessive interest. Think of Deborah Birx’s scarves…

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Is It Safe to Go Back to the Gym?

Is it safe to return to the gym? As a growing number of communities ease the stay-at-home mandates they had put in place to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, gyms are beginning to reopen their doors — even as the virus continues to infect thousands more every day. To find out more about…

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The Pandemic Work Diary of Netflix’s Queer Champion

Fran Tirado is producing queer content and only queer content. “I’m just so uninterested in making anything that is not for queer-trans audiences,” he said. At Netflix, his job title is brand and editorial strategy lead for L.G.B.T.Q. content. That means developing concepts for shows like “I Like to Watch,” in which two drag queens…

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Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome detected in womb

New images reveal the earliest impairments to nonhuman primate fetal brain development due to alcohol ingested by the mother, in a study led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University involving rhesus macaques. Magnetic resonance imaging showed impairments to brain growth during the third trimester of pregnancy, even though the fetus was exposed to…

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ECOG-ACRIN research at ASCO 2020

Researchers with the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group will present a wide range of research findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), occurring virtually May 29-31. The presentations include late-breaking data in two plenary sessions and several oral abstract presentations. National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health,…

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How COVID-19 kills

COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, has infected over 4 million people in 212 countries, of whom at least 272,000 have died. The ongoing economic and social impact of the pandemic is staggering, but despite a daily flood of news on the disease, few laypeople know that paradoxically, COVID-19 mostly kills through an overreaction…

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Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy

At a glance Researchers have discovered the reason why the excessive amounts of mucus produced by patients with respiratory illnesses is thicker than usual. Mucus viscosity is driven by proteins called ‘trefoil factors’ that bind to ‘mucin glycoproteins’ which are very long protein strands coated with unique sugar molecules. Understanding these mechanisms could help to…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Top Health Experts Paint Bleak Picture of Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Health Experts Warn Against a Rapid Reopening of the Nation Leaders of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response testified to a Senate panel, and emphasized life-threatening consequences of reopening the country too early. “It’s important to emphasize that we’re not out of the woods yet. The…

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