Technology Bridges the Gap to Better Sight

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. When Jimmy Blakley signed up to serve his country during the Vietnam War, his health and vision were pristine. But shortly after finishing his service in 1971, Mr. Blakley’s vision began to…

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‘It Will Consume Your Life’: 4 Families Take On Rare Diseases

Monica Coenraads had a terrible feeling something was wrong with her 14-month-old baby, Chelsea. She had not learned to walk. She had one word, duck, and then lost it. During a family vacation to Barbados more than 20 years ago, Chelsea cried the whole time. She bit her parents so hard they bled. She was…

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Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era

On any given night at The MadHouse hostel in Prague, as many as 30 guests and staff would sit together for a family meal. Songs from English and Australian musicians like Arctic Monkeys, Rufus Du Sol and Gang of Youths would stream from the speakers. Playing rounds of beer pong or Devil’s Dice — a…

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In Paris, Haute Couture Face Masks for All

There are disposable masks bought in bulk: light blue, three-ply, fastened with white elastic hoops. There are D.I.Y. masks, stitched at home, and designer masks, sold for $10 or $100. Then there are masks made by a collective of the world’s most elite couturières: the seamstresses of Chanel, Dior and Saint Laurent, among others, who…

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Help! I’m Owed a Refund, But the Hotel Owner Refuses to Budge

Dear Tripped Up, My wife and I were supposed to attend a wedding in Sonoma this spring, but the affair was obviously canceled. I canceled our Best Western reservation well before the 24 hours required by the company’s new coronavirus cancellation policy, but was told that the only option is to postpone our stay for…

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Study: Surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies

Boston, Mass. — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or «non-emergency» operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers. For some conditions, including cancer, timely surgery is critical for patients’ survival. In a new study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a team…

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As teens delay driver licensing, they miss key safety instruction

New Haven, Conn. — Teens are getting licensed to drive later than they used to and missing critical safety training as a result, according to Yale researchers. In a study in the July 2 edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers at Yale identified some of the factors contributing to delaying driving licensure, or…

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Diagnosis to therapy: The future of image-guided patient management

WHAT: The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Novel research on new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancers, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, stroke, brain disease, and more The SNMMI Virtual Annual Meeting will convene more than 6,000 attendees (physicians, scientists, technologists and exhibitors) from around the globe to…

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TARA biosystems demonstrates in vitro cardiac biology model mimics human drug response

NEW YORK, July 7, 2020—TARA Biosystems today reported study results demonstrating the ability of TARA’s in vitro human cardiac models to reproduce drug responses similar to those observed in humans. Appearing in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, these findings further support the use of TARA’s in vitro human cardiac models as a robust,…

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