Booking Hotel Rooms for a Group? Here Are Some Tips

No one told my wife and me that planning a wedding would be easy, but we thought reserving a hotel block — a cluster of 10 rooms or more, at a reduced rate, at a hotel where our out-of-town guests could stay — would be a cinch. Things started out smoothly. We found a modern…

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Podcast Groups Aren’t Just About Podcasts

When news broke last week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be stepping aside from royal duties, fans of the celebrity-focused podcast “Who? Weekly” thrilled to discuss it: Where would they live? (Canada? California?) Would they get jobs? What did the queen think? Their ideas — and inside jokes — played out across several…

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Chinese Roast Pork on Garlic Bread: What More Could You Want?

Chinese roast pork on garlic bread is one of the great New York sandwiches, a taste of the highest peaks of Catskills cuisine: thin-sliced, Cantonese-style char siu married to Italian-American garlic bread beneath a veil of sweet-sticky duck sauce. Sandwich historians suggest that it was the creation of Herbie’s Restaurant in Loch Sheldrake in the…

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Researchers discover novel potential target for drug addiction treatment

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- January 15, 2020 — New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through «the hidden stars of the brain.» Dopamine is one of the major reward molecules of the brain and contributes to learning, memory and motivated behaviors. Disruption of dopamine is associated with addiction-related…

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OU launches $9 million research collaboration with Peruvian University

NORMAN, OKLA. — The University of Oklahoma has entered an agreement to develop a $9 million program of joint research with Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, one of Peru’s largest and oldest public research universities. Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, OU vice president for research and partnerships, last week signed a cooperative agreement with…

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Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure

A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such…

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BU and Thai researchers find strengths and gaps in Thailand diabetes care

As Thailand transitions to a high-middle-income country, noncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise. A new study by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Chulalongkorn and Mahidol Universities in Bangkok identifies the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes care in Thailand’s universal health system. Published in the journal…

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Blood stem cell research

University of Delaware biomedical engineer Emily Day is working on technology that may one day replace bone marrow transplants. Currently, bone marrow transplants are used to replace damaged bone marrow in the body with healthy blood stem cells, which give rise to all blood cell types in the human body. Day, an assistant professor in…

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Hospital readmission policy did not increase patients’ mortality risk

New Haven, Conn. — The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused an increase in mortality risk for patients in emergency departments or observational units, according to a new report. Doctors from Yale and the University of Texas (UT)…

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