There Is No Single, Best Policy for Drug Prices

Image CreditSrdjan Zivulovic/Reuters A majority of Americans prefer greater regulation of prescription drug prices, meaning government intervention to lower them. But don’t count on a single policy to address a nuanced problem. “All low-priced drugs are alike; all high-priced drugs are high priced in their own way,” Craig Garthwaite, a health economist from Northwestern University’s…

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Deep-Fried Tempura Flakes Are Linked to a Series of Sushi Restaurant Fires

Deep-fried tempura flakes, a key ingredient sprinkled on sushi rolls for crunch and known as agedama or tenkasu, Japanese for “heavenly waste,” have been linked to a series of restaurant fires in multiple states. Five of them occurred in Wisconsin, said Kara Nelson, a fire investigator in the capital, Madison, where two restaurants sustained more…

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Shopping for Beach Chairs

Beach chairs come in so many styles that finding your personal preference can require some trial and error. Paul Masi, a partner at Bates Masi + Architects and a longtime surfer who lives in Amagansett, N.Y., has firsthand experience with this struggle. “We have good friends we’ve been going to the beach with for years,…

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Shielding Kids From the Sun Isn’t Just About Sunscreen

We have come to the time of year when everyone needs to be reminded about the daily duty of considering the sun. “We don’t want people to just stay inside,” said Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. “We know that…

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Sunglasses That Help Your Eyes as Well as Your Look

Many people my age with lens implants following cataract surgery are thrilled not to have to wear glasses all the time, but I’ve recently gone in the opposite direction. Although at 78 I can still drive and, in good light, even read the newspaper without corrective lenses, I’ve chosen to wear glasses nearly all the…

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Bentham Science launches new journal, ‘Current Dentistry’

Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of new subscription-based journal, Current Dentistry. The first issue of the journal is available online and can be obtained from: https://benthamscience.com/journals/current-dentistry/ Prof. Alvaro Della Bona is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. He is a Senior Professor and Dean of Dental School, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil. The…

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Bentham Science announces the launch of new journal, Venoms and Toxins

Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of a new subscription-based journal, Venoms and Toxins. The first issue of the journal will be available online by the start of the 2020. Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. Dr. Sabatier is the Director of Research at the French CNRS. Dr. Sabatier holds…

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UMass Amherst scientist awarded American Cancer Society Grant for immunotherapy study

VIDEO: University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical engineer Ashish Kulkarni discusses his cancer immunotherapy research as his graduate students design self-assembled supramolecular nanoparticles that target immune suppressor cells in bladder cancer tumors…. view more  Biomedical engineer Ashish Kulkarni, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a four-year, $792,000 grant from…

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Helping transplanted stem cells stick around and do their jobs

Bone marrow transplants of hematopoietic stem cells have become standard treatment for a host of conditions including cancers of the blood and lymphatic systems, sickle cell anemia, inherited metabolic disorders, and radiation damage. Unfortunately, many bone marrow transplants fail due to rejection by the patient’s immune system or graft-versus-host disease (in which the transplanted marrow…

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