Top ESC stories in the news in 2019

Environmental and lifestyle issues were popular this year, with pick up from both ESC journals and congresses. Here is a list of the top ten ESC stories that generated the most media coverage worldwide: Check out all 2019 ESC press releases here. Have a safe and joyful holiday season. We look forward to sharing more…

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New ‘tooth-on-a-chip’ could lead to more personalized dentistry

A so-called «tooth-on-a-chip» could one day enable more personalized dentistry, giving dentists the ability to identify dental filling materials that work better and last longer based on a patient’s own teeth and oral microbiome. The miniaturized tooth system is a thin slice of a human molar placed in between transparent rubber slides that are etched…

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Fibroblasts involved in healing spur tumor growth in cancer

The connective tissue cells known as fibroblasts are vitally important for our recovery from injury. Sensing tissue damage, they gravitate to the site of a wound, instigating an inflammatory response that mends damaged tissue. A new Tel Aviv University study published in Nature Communications on September 26 finds that fibroblasts also play a devastating role…

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Employers key to addressing lung cancer disparity in rural Kentucky

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among all Kentuckians. Male Kentuckians have higher rates than females, with a disproportionate number residing in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. According to a University of Kentucky study, worksite intervention may be key to connecting men in rural Kentucky with critical lung cancer…

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There’s No Winter Break From ‘Publish or Perish’

Jay Van Bavel, a social neuroscientist at New York University, is vowing not to work during the Christmas holidays. A few years ago, Dr. Van Bavel had agreed to conduct peer review on a couple of manuscripts before the end of the semester. But he got really busy and ended up having to do one…

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22 of Our Favorite Travel Photographs From 2019

More than 39,000 photographs were filed in 2019 for The New York Times’s Travel desk — for stories from places such as Cuba, Dakar, Paris and Thailand, among hundreds of others. We’ve combed through all of them to bring you 22 of our favorites, presented here alongside links to the articles in which they originally…

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Gadget of the Year: The Toaster Oven

Many of us won’t hesitate to spend more than $600 on a cellphone. Here’s another device to spend that money on: a toaster oven. Yes, you read that right. Like a smartphone, a good toaster oven can be an everyday workhorse. Apart from heating up toast, this underrated kitchen gadget can handle many other foods,…

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Our Lives in the Time of Extremely Fancy Axes

The 2000s felt like a decade of looking forward. Wi-Fi went mainstream, phones got smarter, social media connected us, digital tools let us rely less on physical ones. But the 2010s brought a shift. There was still tons of new technology, but also glamping, #vanlife, tiny houses, “Cabin Porn,” the mainstreaming of the farm-to-table movement,…

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Obamacare Insurance Mandate Is Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the requirement that people have health insurance was unconstitutional. But the appeals panel sent the case back to a federal district court in Texas to determine whether other provisions of the law could continue to…

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Nancy Pelosi Went Dark for the House Debates. Her Pin Shined.

“I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States.” So said Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, on Wednesday morning as she stood in the cavernous chamber of the House of Representatives in a lapelless black suit, almost military in design, with a high neck. Its…

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