Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise

Scientists have developed a way to increase the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantation, a promising therapy for type 1 diabetes. New findings could make pancreatic islet cell transplants more effective. Immune rejection by the recipient is a major barrier to pancreatic islet transplants from donors becoming routinely available for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.…

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23 Comfortable Heels That Will Last Through the Long Days of Summer

The word “comfortable” likely isn’t the first you associate with heels. Sexy? Absolutely. Chic? Of course. Walkable for miles? Not so much. Regardless, whether it’s a sky-high stiletto, classic pump, minimal mule, or teensy kitten heel we can’t deny our love for heels. And even if you are willing to sacrifice comfort for style, with…

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More women risking heart health through lack of exercise

A new study finds that the number of women in the United States with cardiovascular disease who are not doing enough physical activity is on the rise. Women between 40 and 64 years of age are getting less and less exercise, new research shows. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in…

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A Chef Tells the Story of the Slave Trade Through Dinner

Nearly a year ago, the chef Eric Adjepong stood in Macau on the set of the “Top Chef,” having made it to the finals of the cooking competition show. The only thing standing between him and the title was a four-course meal, served in two parts. He’d decided to use his menu to show the…

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In the Hamptons, Modernism Rises (Again)

Like hemlines and tie widths, Hamptons home style is changing, once again. When it comes to new construction, traditional houses with cedar shingles and gambrel roofs have given way, over the last few years, to sleek, contemporary homes or modern farmhouses with gables, standing-seam metal roofs and board-and-batten siding. White shingles and black windows are…

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Vows: She Said Yes. Fourteen Times.

When it came to dating, Tanya Pushkine and Paul Luykx each had a strategy. For Ms. Pushkine, a philanthropy consultant, it was dating sites. She joined 11 of them. “Whatever I found out about, I’d put myself on,” she said. “I didn’t take them all seriously.” She was highly selective, though, about who she would…

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The Ins and Outs of Knit Theory

BOSTON — On the eve of the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting, a Sunday “stitch ‘n bitch” session convened during happy hour at a lobby bar of the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. Karen Daniels, a physicist at North Carolina State University, had tweeted notice of the meet-up earlier that day: “Are you a physicist…

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