The fluid that feeds tumor cells

IMAGE: Pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the… view more  Credit: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC) CAMBRIDGE, MA — Before being tested…

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FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

IMAGE: FIU researchers Adriana Emilce Galvan, Masafumi Yoshinaga, Kunie Sakurai, Venkadesh Sarkarai Nadar, Jian Chen, Barry Rosen. Photographed in Rosen’s lab at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. view more  Credit: Doug Garland, FIU Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and…

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Front Burner: Maida Heatter’s Greatest Hits

I first met Maida Heatter in 1982, at a party at the home of Craig Claiborne, a former New York Times food editor. She had baked batches of her pecan squares Americana, a recipe included in her first cookbook. We hit it off, and I visited her at her home in Miami Beach on a…

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Front Burner: This Brandy Soars

Hangar 1, the vodka distiller, is in a repurposed airplane hangar on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay, where Navy planes, including one called the Bent-Wing Bird, were housed. The spirits company has taken that name for its latest product, its first that’s not a vodka. The brandy is a blend of French and California…

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90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace

The number of new measles cases in the United States rose again this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the total number to 555 in 2019. This year’s outbreak is on course to be the worst since the country eliminated measles as an endemic disease in 2000. Health authorities…

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Front Burner: Vegan Kimchis to Savor

So you thought that Korean kimchi, made from ingredients like Napa cabbage and radishes, was vegan? Not necessarily, as there’s most likely some fish sauce lurking in the mix. Nasoya, a company that specializes in tofu and other vegetarian Asian products, has introduced fishless vegan kimchi in four styles: regular spicy Napa cabbage, mild Napa…

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Front Burner: Learn More About Mezcal

Heritage Radio Network — a food-focused broadcaster that has its studio in a shipping container inside Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn — is sponsoring an instructional session about mezcal. Lou Bank, the founder and executive director of Sacred (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development), an American nonprofit organization that works to improve conditions for…

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The Lizzie McGuire Sandals You Wanted as a Tween Are Back

For women born between 1987 and 1992, Lizzie McGuire is a Millennial idol. She was the bedazzled, bandana-wearing, «I want a bra!» screaming sherpa who guided us through our adolescence, filling a void the Olsens twins left (who was then followed by another star, Hannah Montana). To those of us who grew up with Lizzie,…

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