Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

In an ongoing clinical trial, researchers are using gold nanoparticles to target prostate cancer cells. So far, the results are promising, and side effects are relatively minimal. Nanotechnology may help improve prostate cancer treatment and reduce side effects. Prostate cancer affects around 1 in 9 men in the United States. Due to its high prevalence,…

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Medical News Today: Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs

Humans are unable to reverse the effects of hearing loss, but a biological process found in other animal species may hold the key to reversing this widespread problem. Reversing hearing loss is currently impossible. How the brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. First, a sound enters the ear via soundwaves. It then moves…

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Sharanya Haridas, Amrit Acharya

Sharanya Nedungadi Haridas and Amrit Pratik Acharya were married Dec. 21 at the Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort in Kochi, India. Tirumeni Prem Kumar, a Hindu priest, officiated in a Hindu ceremony. The couple met at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, from which each graduated. The bride, 28, is a principal…

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Katherine Crotty, Sean Duncan

Katherine Mary Crotty and John Allison Duncan IV were married Dec. 22 in Manhattan. The Rev. John A. Kamas, a Roman Catholic priest, led the ceremony at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic elementary and high school. The couple met in 2013 at Middlebury College, from which they each received a master’s…

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Valerie Gribben, Andrew Chang

Dr. Valerie Janet Gribben and Dr. Andrew Young Chang were married Dec. 22 at the University Club of San Francisco. Dr. Dean L. Winslow, a friend of the couple who was ordained through the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. Dr. Gribben, 32, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and…

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Robert Garcia, Matthew Mendez

Robert Garcia and Matthew Sinclair Mendez were married Dec. 22 at First Congregational Church in Long Beach, Calif. The Rev. Elena Larson, a senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, officiated. Mr. Garcia (left), 42, is the mayor of Long Beach. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, from which he…

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Rebecca Mazur, Alexander Voldman

Rebecca Mazur and Dr. Alexander Voldman were married Dec. 22 at the Village Club at Lake Success in Great Neck, N.Y. Rabbi Dmitry Goldshteyn officiated. In May, Mrs. Voldman, 24, is to receive a doctor of dental surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. In July, she is to begin a residency program…

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Kimberly Chou, Joseph Amann

Kimberly Shuo Chou and Joseph Walter Amann were married Dec. 21 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. Doris Y. Mori, a deputy commissioner in the clerk’s office, officiated. On Dec. 30, Iain Hollyhoke, a friend of the couple, is to lead the couple in their vows at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Los Angeles.…

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Arthur Pinto, Stephen Bohlen

Arthur Roy Pinto and Stephen John Bohlen were married Dec. 18 in the Manhattan chambers of Claire R. Kelly, a judge on the United States Court of International Trade who is also a friend of Mr. Pinto. Mr. Pinto (left), 71, is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn Law School, where he retired in August after…

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Ilyssa Meyer, Kenan Kurt

Ilyssa Robin Meyer and Kenan Kurt were married Dec. 22 at the Ryland Inn, a restaurant and events space in Whitehouse Station, N.J. Rabbi Ira J. Rothstein officiated. The bride, 27, manages public policy and policy research at Etsy, the e-commerce company in Brooklyn. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master’s degree in…

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