Yuna Has Bought Some Weird Things in Quarantine

Like us, Yuna has spent her quarantine wearing her husband’s hoodie, watching Netflix home makeover shows, and buying weird stuff online. The Malaysian singer has spent the last six months in her hometown of Kuala Lumpur. «It’s just like being back to the teenager Yuna,» she says, «Where my mom has the privilege of just…

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Sheldon Harnick: Working From Home for 55 Years

Sheldon Harnick met his future wife, Margery Gray, in 1960, when she was auditioning for his new Broadway musical, “Tenderloin.” Try as she might, Mrs. Harnick, now a photographer and artist, can’t recall the song she sang on that fateful day. Mr. Harnick, the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning lyricist, is similarly in the dark, but he…

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How I Worked From Home Abroad in Mexico for 35 Days During the Pandemic

When I decided to travel to Mexico in the middle of the pandemic for more than a month, I didn’t have many supporters among my friends and family, with fair concern. The country is currently one of the hardest hit by the virus — and is now approaching nearly 900,000 cases. Traveling now clearly isn’t…

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Giving Recipe Creators Their Due

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. In September, Marilyn Monroe received a New York Times byline. The story? The star’s recipe for stuffing. Monroe was one of thousands of recipe creators who recently received authorship credit for dishes that have been…

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The Healing Power of Singing

Years ago, I took to the stage with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir. We sang Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem and the Dream of Gerontius in the Town Hall. There I was, my feet in sensible shoes, sweat staining my crisp white shirt, singing my little heart out in front of the giant organ. I still…

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Focused efforts needed to help health IT reach its promise

Despite significant investment in health information technology such as computerized health records and clinical decision support, leveraging the technology to improve the quality of care will require significant and sustained effort by health systems, according to a new RAND Corporation study. In order to accelerate change, better mechanisms for creating and disseminating best practices are…

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New approach to diagnosing genetic diseases using RNA sequencing increases yield

In the world of rare genetic diseases, exome and genome sequencing are two powerful tools used to make a diagnosis. A recent addition to the toolkit, RNA sequencing, has been demonstrated to help researchers narrow down disease candidate variants identified first on exome and genome sequencing. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine finds…

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What EEGs tell us about COVID-19 and the brain

Throughout the pandemic, healthcare workers have seen more than just the lungs affected by COVID-19. Doctors have reported neurological complications including stroke, headache and seizures, but the information is limited to a number of individual reports that are not reflective of a larger population. Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh…

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Study in Nature Medicine shows superior patient outcomes in LLS’s Beat AML clinical trial

Rye Brook, NY (Monday, October 26, 2020) — Patients participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) groundbreaking precision medicine Beat AML Master Clinical Trial had superior outcomes compared to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients who opted for standard chemotherapy treatment, according to findings published today in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal. The Beat AML…

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Model could improve design of vaccines, immunotherapies

The body’s immune system defeats diseases by sensing foreign invaders, like bacteria or viruses, and then mounting a response against them. But just how immune cell receptors work together to sense multiple molecules and make these decisions remained a mystery. Now, researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago…

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