Tate Galleries Will Refuse Sackler Money Because of Opioid Links

LONDON — Tate, which runs some of Britain’s most important art museums, announced Thursday night that it will no longer accept financial donations from the Sackler family, whose pharmaceutical interests have been linked to the opioid crisis. “The Sackler family has given generously to Tate in the past, as they have to a large number…

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Taking Stock at Cartier

PARIS — Few luxury brand chief executives are likely to appear as cheerful as Cyrille Vigneron. While many companies continue to grapple with economic jitters in key markets and volatile currency exchange, growth in the fine jewelry sector appears to be largely sheltered from the storm. And Cartier, the high jewelry house where Mr. Vigneron…

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5 New Gems to Read

“Today people are looking for books that are more than just a reproduction of jewelry,” said Suzanne Tise-Isoré, editorial director of Flammarion’s style and design division. “They want something that is beautiful to touch and beautiful to look at and is something more of an experience.” As books fight for shelf space — and compete…

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Modern Love: When Chivalry Is More Control Than Care

I messaged her on Facebook, using an idiotic subject line: “an inconvenient truth.” After a few heated exchanges, she agreed to have dinner with me. That evening I smoothed my green tweed skirt as I waited for her to arrive at the southern-style restaurant I had chosen. Perversely, I had picked this place because it…

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Montana State professor wins NSF CAREER award for biosensor diagnostics

IMAGE: Stephanie McCalla, right, in her lab with a Montana State University student on October 30, 2017. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham view more  BOZEMAN — One day, a technician in a small, rural hospital may be able to reliably diagnose breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury using a tab of paper that would…

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Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don’t, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research. So why are our bodies unable to generate permanent immunity to TB, — the leading infectious disease killer worldwide? A…

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Like mountaineers, nerves need expert guidance to find their way

IMAGE: Left: Motor neurons (green) exit the spinal cord (red) and enter the periphery of the body to connect with muscles. Right: Motor neurons (white arrow) without the guidance of p190… view more  Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA—(March 22, 2019) Similar to the dozens of Sherpas that guide hikers up treacherous Himalayan mountains to reach a…

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Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants

IMAGE: How deformable cells are, and thus how stiff or squishy they are, plays an important role in retaining blood-forming stem cells in their marrow niches and thus preserving their long-term… view more  Credit: From Ni et al Cell Stem Cell (2019) Scientists at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia…

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