Fashion Review: Walking the Fashion High Wire

PARIS — Out the women came, carrying one another on their backs. Up the women went, hoisted by each other’s hands. Over their bodies curved, all different sizes and strengths. Maria Grazia Chiuri had hired the all-female acrobatic troupe Mimbre for her Dior show, and they stacked themselves into various innovative kinds of human pyramids…

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Medical News Today: ‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer cells can be treacherous targets for both therapeutic agents and the body’s natural defense line — the immune system. But a new approach to «rewiring» macrophages, the body’s pathogen and debris eaters, could offer a fresh boost to cancer immunotherapy. Researchers are developing a strategy to ‘arm’ the immune system’s ‘debris eaters’ against cancer.…

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The Best Street Style From Paris Couture Week

Paris Couture fashion week spring 2019 kicked off with a dazzling circus-inspired Dior show, but the other show is on the street. Click through to see how show-goers are battling the cold and dressing for fashion’s fanciest runway shows with our daily updates, courtesy of photographer Tyler Joe.

The Fix: Beyond the Built-in Bookcase

Like a bespoke suit tailored to flatter your body, custom-made built-ins can enhance the appearance of a home — elevating the design, offering creative solutions to everyday problems and disguising unsightly features like exposed pipes or air ducts. “If you do it right, the built-in becomes a hybrid of a work of art and a…

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Big Change in Little Cottonwood Canyon

When Cassie Dippo’s family moved from the city of New York to the slopes of Alta, Utah, in 1965, she was 9 years old. The snow was dry and white and famously light and often so deep it reached well past her (and her father’s) waist. There were four chairlifts. Lift tickets were $4.50. And…

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Doctors: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition? You might…

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Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs

It was not the most ominous sign of health trouble, just a nosebleed that would not stop. So in February 2017, Michael Schaffer, who is 60 and lives near Pittsburgh, went first to a local emergency room, then to a hospital where a doctor finally succeeded in cauterizing a tiny cut in his nostril. Then…

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UMass Amherst materials chemists tap body heat to power ‘smart garments’

IMAGE: Materials chemists led by Trisha Andrew at UMass Amherst have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics such as activity trackers. They produced and… view more  Credit: UMass Amherst/Andrew lab AMHERST, Mass. — Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been…

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