Me & My Baguette

Before Chloé’s Paddington bag and Dior’s Saddle one, before Prada’s bowling bag and Mulberry’s Bayswater, there was the Fendi Baguette. A fanciful, hand-sewn purse that tucked under the arm like a French loaf and came in hundreds of variations, it was fashion’s first real “It” bag — and named for a carb. Introduced in 1997,…

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Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

IMAGE: A new intracellular delivery system. view more  Credit: Timofey Pylaev et al. Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. The results are…

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Press registration now open for Nutrition 2019

Reporters and bloggers are invited to attend Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. #Nutrition2019 is your source for high-quality nutrition research and news. Register for a complimentary press pass or follow along virtually to get the latest…

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Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s

IMAGE: Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa. From left: Pamela Maher and Wolfgang Fischer. view more  Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA—(February 20, 2019) The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub…

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The Mark Foundation funds 14 new cancer innovation projects

NEW YORK, NY — The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has selected fourteen outstanding scientific research projects for ASPIRE Awards. Designed to answer key proof-of-concept questions in a short timeframe, the ASPIRE (Accelerating Scientific Platforms and Innovative Research) program funds high risk, high reward approaches to solving complex problems in cancer research that tend to…

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Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form

Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive since first described more than half a century ago. Now Donnelly Centre researchers have found that blocking is not due to problems with forming memories, as previously thought, but with memory recall—in worms at least.…

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Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary’s ‘virgin’ birth

Credit: ©Dr. Laura Dean A female stickleback fish, nick-named ‘Mary’, has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham. The team of researchers from the School of Life Sciences collected Mary on an expedition to the Outer Hebrides to…

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New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids

PITTSBURGH— Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids — and which might only suffer their side effects — with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques. Physicians already have some clues about which patients…

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Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

IMAGE: Professor Declan Bates. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Mechanical ventilation of children in intensive care units is often necessary, but can damage the lungs of critically ill patients It’s possible to change ventilator settings to reduce the risk of damage without putting child patients at risk, according to engineering researchers at the University of…

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