Mario Batali Faces Criminal Charge in 2017 Encounter at Boston Restaurant

The celebrity chef Mario Batali, who built a formidable restaurant empire before retreating amid accusations of sexual harassment by several women, is now facing a criminal assault charge that he groped and kissed a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Mr. Batali, 58, has been charged with indecent assault and battery and is to…

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The Last, Best Press Agent

Several women were accusing Joseph R. Biden Jr., about to announce he was running for president, of touching them inappropriately. Sy Presten had a newsy item for the gossip columns. “Listen to this,” Mr. Presten said. He was sitting on a leather sofa in the living room of his apartment on West 26th Street. His…

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So What Does Rihanna’s First Fenty Collection Actually Look Like?

Image Looks from Rihanna’s debut collection for Fenty. PARIS — The rollout continued in Paris on Wednesday afternoon, as an army of international fashion editors descended on a glossy shop in the Marais. There was a heavy security presence outside and crushed velvet couches within. They were there for the first official viewing of the…

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Trace metal exposure among pregnant women living near fracking wells in Canada

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology last week revealed the findings of a 2016 pilot study that measured pregnant women’s exposure to environmental contaminants in northeastern British Columbia, an area of intensive natural-gas production through hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The study, directed by Marc-André Verner, a professor at the School of Public Health (ESPUM)…

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Systems biology of antibiotics

IMAGE: Dr. Ana Rita Brochado investigates the effect of antibiotics on bacteria. view more  Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans. Their toughness has led to the fact that bacteria have successfully spread all over the world for three billion years — even in places where…

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Vadim Gladyshev to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel

IMAGE: Vadim Gladyshev, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel, Switzerland. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Thursday, May 23, 2019 — Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial…

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Children’s Tumor Foundation launches NF2 accelerator to combat rare genetic disorder

On the occasion of World NF2 Awareness Day, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has announced the establishment of a significant research initiative dedicated to finding effective treatments for NF2, along with a substantial investment of $2.3 million in this bold new effort. Called the ‘NF2 Accelerator Initiative’, this three-year undertaking will be dedicated to bringing active…

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Picture imperfect: Eliminating asthma triggers through smartphones

IMAGE: Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge: Healthy Affordable Housing, a national competition to identify innovative ideas to help… view more  Credit: Fannie Mae WASHINGTON — Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge:…

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The effect of sleep quality on peptic-ulcer relapse in older adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Poor sleep quality can be caused by age-related…

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