Reindeer Powder and Arctic Turnip Crepes: Helsinki’s New Food Scene

From the whimsical skylights that protrude like reptilian eyes from its new underground art museum to the undulating walls of a new library, Helsinki’s latest attractions are resolutely cutting-edge. So it came as something of a relief, on a recent trip to the Finnish capital, to spot a homely pastry in bakery windows throughout the…

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Tobacco and E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits

Dr. Scott Gottlieb became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 with an ambitious plan to reduce cigarette smoking, a habit that kills nearly half a million Americans each year, by shifting smokers to less harmful alternatives like e-cigarettes. But he was quickly embroiled in an unexpected crisis: the explosion of vaping among…

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Ties: A Second Chance at Sisterhood

I was 22 years old when my sister Ayan died. She was 19, a freshman in college, and on her way to school when the gold sedan she was in collided with a box truck less than 10 minutes from campus. Heading home early from my practicum at a nearby high school, I was met…

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Doctors: Early Detection Is Possible for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has a bad reputation. It is a terrible disease, but most people do not realize there are ways that early detection can help. When the “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek, announced last week that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many people assumed that it was an automatic death sentence. Not Mr. Trebek. “I…

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update: Afropunk, Huichica and More: 8 Music Festivals to Hit This Year

The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival turns 50 this year and helped define music festivals for the counterculture generation. Its resulting legacy has been mixed — from slickly produced multiday affairs to unmitigated disasters, like the Fyre Festival — but the wildfire-spread of festivals since has led to an increasing number of exciting, smaller-scale events…

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Modern Love: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Break Up?

My boyfriend is a clumsy, lovable brute who once hiked from Mexico to Canada and breaks more things than he fixes. He fixes a lot. He’s smart but socially awkward, able to name obscure bones in the human body but unable to keep his foot out of his mouth — a grown man with perpetually…

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New peer-reviewed journal PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research announced

IMAGE: PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research, the only peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the burgeoning field of bacteriophage research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary applications, animal production, food safety,… view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, March 15, 2019 — Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of PHAGE:…

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What is the real link between bacterial vaginosis and HIV risk in women?

IMAGE: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses presents papers, reviews, and case studies documenting the latest developments and research advances in the molecular biology of HIV and SIV and innovative approaches to… view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, March 15, 2019—An international team of researchers presents a comprehensive and renewed focus on…

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Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses

IMAGE: Researchers affiliated with the Structural Genomics Consortium in Brazil control a cellular communication pathway using chemical compounds that inhibit the kinase AAK1. view more  Credit: SGC-UNICAMP Cells in humans and other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, have signaling pathways that play essential roles in embryo development, cell proliferation and tissue structuring. Dysregulation in one of…

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A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

IMAGE:  «I think it’s sort of the first indications of a coming public health crisis for veterans, » says Ramon Hinojosa, an assistant professor in UCF’s Department of Sociology and the study’s… view more  Credit: University of Central Florida After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have…

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