Dredging Up Old Modern Memories

Will Miller remembers skateboarding along the perimeter of his family’s home, a marble-trimmed glass box in Columbus, Ind., designed in the 1950s by Eero Saarinen. His record time for circumnavigating the 6,800 square-foot building was about two minutes: “I was really booking,” he said recently. Mr. Miller, now 63 and a foundation president in New…

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Four Design Books to Spruce Up Your Home

Image The Italian designers Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi, who partnered in a Modena practice from the 1960s until the ‘80s, spent their spare time obsessively sketching trees in all seasons for editions of “The Architecture of Trees” (Princeton Architectural Press, $125, 424 pp.). The book is newly available in English, and expanded into a…

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Medical News Today: How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

A recent study concludes that medicinal herbs found in Mauritius contain chemical compounds that inhibit the propagation of cancer cells. Mauritius is a hotbed of unique flora and fauna. Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Armchairs

Choosing a new armchair isn’t just about finding a place to sit — it can also change the entire aesthetic of a room. “It offers the opportunity to not only serve a function, but also convey personality,” said Will Meyer, a founding partner of the New York-based interior design firm Meyer Davis. “That’s where the…

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Personal Health: When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs

A 5-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with itchy, rather unsightly sores on both legs. She had recently returned from a weekslong trip to Sierra Leone, and the lesions, which first appeared three weeks into her stay there, had become larger and ulcerated. Diagnosis: cutaneous diphtheria, a disease…

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Medical News Today: Using coal as a potent antioxidant

Researchers may have found a way to prevent certain medical conditions from overwhelming the body’s natural antioxidant system. Could coal form the basis of hi-tech antioxidants? Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the…

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New computational tool improves gene identification

IMAGE: Dr. Zhandong Liu view more  Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Like finding a needle in a haystack, identifying genes that are involved in particular diseases can be an arduous and time consuming process. Looking to improve this process, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new bioinformatics tool that…

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Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries

A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. One of the largest of its kind, the study performed an untargeted metabolomics profile of over 1,200 participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study to identify metabolites linked to the hardening of arteries. Hardening arteries, or arterial stiffness, is…

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Pigment-producing stem cells can regenerate vital part of nervous system

BALTIMORE, MD, May 6, 2019- Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) affect millions of people worldwide and occur when parts of the nervous system lose function over time. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that a type of skin-related stem cell could be used to help regenerate myelin sheaths,…

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AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

IMAGE: A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are… view more  A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and…

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