In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients’ Stories

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. As a medical reporter, I frequently write about patients whose situations illustrate the points of my articles. Data and statistics often are the real story, but what we remember are the people and their poignant experiences. And…

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West Virginia’s Small-Town Revival

If Davis is a portrait of a mountain town in the early stages of renewal and change, Fayetteville offers a glimpse of what’s to come. Several hours to the south, the town is built around a natural wonder: the New River Gorge. Despite the name, the New River is thought to be among the oldest…

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Eat: Tuna Poke Gets an East Coast Makeover

Great food comes at a cost, and sometimes it’s no sleep and a lot of coffee, a long drive in the dark toward eastern Long Island and fish. There is unbelievable bounty there for those who know where to look and what to do with the information presented to them by current and sea, by…

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Trending: Six Places to Get a Taste of the Fall Harvest

Travelers looking to experience first hand the labors of the fall harvest can now pay for that privilege. From cooking classes to apple picking to hands-on vineyard visits, seasonal experiences are part of deals at hotels this fall. Preserving the fruits of fall in New Mexico In Santa Fe, N.M. the Sunrise Springs Spa Resort…

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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in a phase II clinical trial. New findings may improve patient outcomes, as an existing drug inhibits the growth of an aggressive form of breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive…

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ScienceTake: What a Frog Needs to Make That Leap

Frogs are terrific jumpers. Ask any child who has tried to catch one. Or read Mark Twain’s story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” It helped make his name as a writer. Like Twain, Chris Richards, a researcher at Harvard, came to frogs early, as a first-year graduate student. Like Twain, he writes about…

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Alexa Chung on Predicting Crazy Headlines and Being Internet Famous

Alexa Chung is a basket case, a man eater, and an insecure shell of her former self. Just ask Google News, which hoards crazy headlines about her with the fanatic, frenetic energy of Gretchen Weiner stashing secrets. “It’s gotten to the point where I hear myself talk and know what the headline is going to…

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Yesterday in Styles: 2001: When the Internet Was, Um, Over?

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: So far, history has proved Mr. Frank half-correct. The Dow Jones index, which had peaked around 17,000 at the height of the ’90s boom, has merely passed 26,000, not 36,000. But the dot-coms, as you might have noticed, did not exactly vanish. That old apple of Mr. Blodget’s eye,…

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