Q. & A.: In Hubert Le Gall’s World, Reality and Fantasy Blend

On a recent rainy Friday, Hubert le Gall, a French art furniture designer, was “at home” at the Twenty First Gallery in TriBeCa, on the eve of his first American retrospective. “It’s more like a ‘best of,’” Mr. le Gall said of the show. “It’s like a portrait.” Dressed in a gray sweater and bluejeans,…

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How to Raise a Child Without Imposing Gender

Elliot Claire: What kind of baby name is that? A girl’s name? A boy’s name? Both? Mission accomplished, said Elizabeth and Sean Scotten, of Oakland, Calif., who became parents to Elliot Claire almost a year ago. “We loved the juxtaposition of a name that’s more traditionally masculine and a name that’s more feminine,” Ms. Scotten,…

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Purdue researchers develop innovative, more cost-effective method to make drugs

IMAGE: Zinia Jaman, a Purdue University doctoral student in chemistry, prepares a reactor system as part of the process for making generic lomustine using a continuous manufacturing method. The Food and… view more  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch…

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Pediatric onset multiple sclerosis study examines baffling, often-overlooked disease

IMAGE: Parents of a child with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis may need long-term supports from mental health professionals and advocacy organizations to cope with the emotional and financial impact the disease… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a…

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Researchers find high blood pressure link

Athens, Ga. — The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers found that early onset menstruation significantly increased risk of hypertension in late adulthood, even after controlling for independent social economic factors, lifestyle…

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Germ-fighting catheter coating may help prevent infections

IMAGE: Brown University researchers have developed a coating for intravascular catheters that kills bacteria and keeps them from forming hard-to-eliminate biofilms. The image shows that coated catheters are able to keep… view more  Credit: Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one…

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How the global gag rule stifles free speech

During his first week in office, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order known as the Expanded Global Gag Rule that cuts funding to foreign aid organizations that provide or refer women to abortions. A new journal article by researchers in the Global Health Justice and Governance program (GHJG) at the Columbia University Mailman…

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Researchers report high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days.…

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Longitudinal studies provide an excellent research learning environment for trainees

(Boston)—Compared to experimental studies that require complex infrastructures such as laboratories or clinical trials at multiple centers, studies using a longitudinal cohort (an observational research method in which data is gathered for the same participants repeatedly over a period of time) could be a good alternative for investigators as they begin their early research careers.…

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