A new gene therapy strategy, courtesy of Mother Nature

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scientists have developed a new gene-therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that has the potential to reverse disease processes. Though the research was intended as a proof of concept, the experimental therapy slowed tumor growth and prolonged survival in mice with…

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Black Women Now Hold Crowns in 5 Major Beauty Pageants

Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World on Saturday, marking the first time that black women have simultaneously held the titles of five of the world’s top beauty pageants. Her victory underscored what was already a watershed year in pageantry, which for decades struggled with racism, segregation and gender stereotyping. Last week, when Zozibini…

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The Most Important Skin Care Tips after 30

We cannot cancel the natural process of growing up, but it is possible to postpone it. The main thing is to start doing it on time and correctly. Below you’ll find the most essential skincare tips for ladies after 30 Choose gel creams You probably know that the area around the eyes needs special care.…

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Medical News Today: New food labeling system may reduce calorie intake

How far would you need to run to burn off the calories in a candy bar? A recent paper asks whether providing answers to this type of question on food packaging might reduce calorie intake. Share on PinterestCould a subtle change in food labeling reduce calorie intake? Including nutritional information on food packaging can help…

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Liane Terracciano, Daniel Morgese

Liane Marie Terracciano and Daniel Robert Morgese were married Dec. 14 at the Parish of St. John Bosco, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, in Port Chester, N.Y. The Rev. Patrick Angelucci, a Roman Catholic priest, led the ceremony. Mrs. Morgese, 31, is a group director of strategy in Stamford, Conn., at Octagon, a…

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Lindsay Vogelman, Benjamin Bell

Lindsay Grace Vogelman and Benjamin Lewis Bell were married Dec. 14 at 501 Union, an events space in Brooklyn. Marcia J. Sikowitz, a judge for the Kings County Housing Court in Brooklyn and an aunt of the bride, officiated. Ms. Vogelman, 31, is the director of special events and sponsorships for Tommy Hilfiger in Manhattan.…

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Karla Perez, Jason De Los Reyes

Karla Patricia Perez and Jason De Los Reyes were married Dec. 12 at the Pazo de San Lorenzo, an events space in Santiago, Spain. The Rev. Ricardo Freire, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. De Los Reyes, 35, is a kindergarten teacher at the Basilica School of St. Mary in Alexandria, Va. She…

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Amanda Bresler, Matthew Ronen

Amanda Katherine Bresler and Matthew Synenberg Ronen were married Dec. 14 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, an events space in Manhattan. Rabbi Mark Wildes officiated, with Shawn Lichaa, of the Karaite Jews of America, taking part. The bride, 31, is the chief strategy officer of PW Communications, a consulting firm based in Rockville, Md., that…

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Kathryn Cullinane, Daniel Arnold

Kathryn Julia Cullinane and Daniel Roger Arnold were married Dec. 14 at Tantalus Estate Vineyard on Waiheke Island in Auckland, New Zealand. Madeleine Fay, an independent celebrant, officiated. Ms. Cullinane, 32, works in New York as a senior product designer at NYT Cooking, the cooking app at The New York Times. Until April, she was…

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