Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby

A ‘Big Brother’ data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among players, according to a new study. The qualitative research, based on interviews with 10 players, coaches and analysts at an English Premiership club, suggests that data culture in the professional game can have unintended negative…

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Gene scissors against incurable muscular disease

Muscles need dystrophin in order to regenerate. Persons suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy lack this essential muscular protein due to mutations in the gene which is responsible for producing dystrophin. As a result, their existing muscle cells deteriorate over time and are gradually replaced by connective and fatty tissue; muscle strength weakens during the course…

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Discovery could help slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease

A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and Scripps Research led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which affects 1 million people in the United States and over 10 million worldwide according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, is a neurodegenerative disorder with no…

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An old plant virus inspires the design of a modern vaccine to fight against malaria

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that a novel, second-generation malaria vaccine candidate based on the tobacco mosaic virus may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the upcoming issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Malaria, infecting approximately 228 million individuals in 2018, remains a…

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The Best Photos From the 2020 Grammys Red Carpet

The show needed to go on. The Grammys red carpet took place in Los Angeles, with many attendees responding to the death of Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter accident just hours before. Mr. Bryant, who was 41, played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers — his only team — and so has…

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Men in Pink Suits Ruled the Grammys Red Carpet

Everything was coming up roses on the Grammys red carpet, because a bunch of celebrities showed up wearing pink power suits. We’re guessing Lil Nas X, Tyler the Creator, Shawn Mendes, and Common hopped on a FaceTime conference call before the Grammys to coordinate, and now we are eternally grateful to them. Ranging from dominatrix…

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The Best Dressed Celebs at the 2020 Grammys

Getty Images The Grammys red carpet did not disappoint this season, thanks to Lizzo’s Old Hollywood glam, Ariana Grande‘s grayscale ball gown, and Lil Nas X in a look that can only be described as Brokeback Mountain XXX. Click through to see who else made our list of the best dressed celebs, here. Advertisement —…

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The Coronavirus: What Travelers Need to Know

The death toll from a novel coronavirus has now reached at least 76, with most of the more than 2,000 cases reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease. At least 10 other countries have also reported cases, and five people in the United States have been diagnosed; all had recently…

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All the Looks From the 2020 Grammys

It’s music’s big night during award season, and the stars have already started arriving at the Grammys dressed for it. From bold suits to bright dresses, see what everyone is wearing at Los Angeles ceremony. From Cardi B to Billie Eilish, the fashion doesn’t disappoint.