Study traces the origins of Chikungunya in Brazil

New evidence suggests that Chikungunya virus arrived in Brazil at least one year earlier than it was detected by public health surveillance systems. Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Fundação Oswaldo Cruz published their findings in the journal Scientific Reports. Blood samples collected…

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CRISPR reveals the secret life of antimicrobial peptides

IMAGE: Fruit flies with mutated antimicrobial peptides (red eyes) let bacteria (green fluorescence) grow out of control, while wild-type flies (with normal antimicrobial peptides) suppress the infection. view more  When it comes to the immune system, we usually think about lymphocytes like B and T cells or macrophages going on constant seek-and-destroy missions against invading pathogens…

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How do professional football players perform under immense pressure?

IMAGE: The researchers from KU Leuven/SciSports illustrated how the mental pressure evolves during the season, in this case for the English club Everton. view more  Professional football players need to keep a cool head during a match, but some are better at this than others. Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be immune to pressure, while Neymar’s performance…

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The Best Looks From Milan Fashion Week Fall 2019

With heavy hitters like Versace, Prada, Fendi and Gucci, Milan doesn’t play when it comes to fashion. Unless they’re playing The Price Is Right, which is what happened at Moschino’s game-show-slash-runway extravaganza. During Milan Fashion Week supermodels are groomed and future it-bags make their debut. The week is run by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana—a…

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Where the World’s Chefs Want to Eat

HONG KONG — Yardbird is not the world’s best restaurant. But if you were to pool the world’s best modern restaurant trends and traits — the polished technique of Tokyo, the sophisticated warmth of Sydney, the design acumen of Copenhagen, the nose-to-tail ethos of San Francisco, the tattooed bartenders and strong drinks of Berlin, the beautiful…

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Bill Jenkins, Who Tried to Halt Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Dies at 73

Bill Jenkins, a government epidemiologist who tried to expose the unethical Tuskegee syphilis study in the 1960s and devoted the rest of his career to fighting racism in health care, died on Feb. 17 in Charleston, S.C. He was 73. His wife, Dr. Diane Rowley, said the cause was complications of sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease.…

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Medical News Today: What to know about back pain in pregnancy

Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back. According to one review that looked into the complaint, low-back pain affects more than two-thirds of women during pregnancy. Back pain can also arise near the center of the back…

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Front Burner: Learn How to Make Vegan Mexican Food

Most of the classes at the De Gustibus Cooking School — held in a kitchen setting at Macy’s Herald Square — are demonstrations, but there are also hands-on classes and some given in restaurant kitchens. Next month Chris Owens, the former chef de cuisine at Bar Verde and now the director of innovation and product…

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Front Burner: Overproofed Gin for Your Martini

Navy-strength describes a category of gin that’s overproof, that is, more than the standard 40 percent alcohol for most spirits (and sometimes meaning more than 50 percent). “But why Navy?” you may ask as you sip your gin and tonic. In the British Navy, the shipboard gin supplies traditionally included casks, usually from sherry-making, that…

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