Yale researchers identify protein that could help neutralize deadly bite of the tsetse fly

When an infected tsetse fly bites humans or other mammals to feed on their blood, microscopic parasites (African trypanosomes) in the fly’s saliva are transferred. The unfortunate recipient of the bite, once infected, often faces severe health consequences, even death. Unfortunately, current public health approaches to control African sleeping sickness are limited. Diagnosis and treatment…

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W.H.O. Declares Global Emergency as Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak was a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it emerged last month. The decision reversed the organization’s decision just a week ago to hold off such a declaration. Since then, W.H.O. officials said, thousands of…

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Altria Takes a $4.1 Billion Hit on Juul Stake

Altria reported a $4.1 billion write-down on its Juul Labs investment on Thursday, another sizable charge as the vaping crisis continues to roil the e-cigarette industry. The company now values its 35 percent stake in the e-cigarette company at $4.2 billion, a significant drop from the $12.8 billion it paid in December 2018. Three months…

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A New Home for the City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate

The City Bakery closed last year, and fans of its hot chocolate worried that that would be the end. But the bakery’s founder, Maury Rubin, is opening the Wonderbon Chocolate Company on Saturday, with a new partner, Alex Atzberger, a chocolate aficionado. The pop-up is a celebration of all things chocolate, starting with steaming cups…

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Coronavirus Anger Boils Over in China and Doctors Plead for Supplies

WUHAN, China — One week into a lockdown, anger and anxiety deepened in the central Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday as a shortage of hospital beds, medical supplies and doctors boiled over into physical confrontations and desperate pleas for help. In a sign of growing frustration, a relative of…

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Billionaire With Ticket to the Moon Calls Off TV Search for ‘Life Partner’

Yusaku Maezawa sought love in the way only a lonely, 44-year-old fashion billionaire could: asking the women of the internet to apply for a chance to accompany him on a spaceflight around the moon — if they had “bright and positive” personalities and were over 20. But on Thursday, Mr. Maezawa’s dream, and those, apparently,…

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20 Reds Under $20: Where the Values Live, for Now

The wine world looks a little different now than it did in September, when the last 20 Under $20 column was published, and further radical changes may be on the way. That’s why this winter edition of 20 great values in red wine, all under $20 a bottle, may be a mural in watercolors, fated…

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International Center of Photography Refocuses in a New Home

It’s not just your cellphone that’s a camera now. Your doorbell can take photographs, and so might your car, your refrigerator and your toothbrush. Camera-sporting athletes now do the work of sports photojournalists, and all New York City beat cops wear a body camera. War photography has gone from a specialist’s art to a citizen’s…

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The 3 Biggest Bag Trends of 2020, And Not A Micro Bag in Sight

Donell WoodsonGetty Images Looking back on the 2010s, we can recall some pretty interesting handbag moments. There were elephant shapes from Loewe, a dachshund replicas by Thom Browne, and even a grocery basket from Chanel. Bags of gargantuan proportions walked the runway, and others couldn’t even fit an AirPod . Now that we’ve entered a…

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Administration Offers Plan for Medicaid Block Grants, Long a Conservative Goal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would start allowing states to seek fixed amounts of money for most poor working-age adults who receive Medicaid coverage, a major shift that would limit federal contributions to a portion of a program that has always been an open-ended entitlement. Seema Verma, the administrator of the…

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