Medical News Today: Brain cell identified as ‘mediator of disease’

Brain inflammation is a marker of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and some psychiatric disorders. A new study finds a subtype of brain cell that is key in neuroinflammation, bringing us closer to new treatments for multiple central nervous system diseases. Astrocytes are named for their star-like shape. Image credit: GerryShaw Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects at least…

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Check In: A Classic Dallas Hotel Gets Cool and Contemporary

Advertisement Check In The Adolphus still has its distinctive chandelier and fireplaces, but after a makeover, menus are more refined and the rooftop is home to a relaxing pool and bar. Image The barber shop at the Adolphus in Dallas.CreditCreditSteven Visneau By Ann Zimmerman Sept. 15, 2018 Rates From $239 a night. Basics There is…

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Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. This may also have applications for bone and brain disorders. Osteoarthritis commonly affects knee joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down.…

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A Home Away From the Home Page

LONDON — In an era of luxury e-tail dominated by digital-first brands, how can a website be given physical expression? From the Moda Operandi townhouse in London to the RealReal flagships in New York, and the FarFetch-owned chain Browns’ first international venture the Nomad 2.0 store in Los Angeles, which opened earlier this month, that…

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Trilobites: Water Droplets Don’t Just Hover on a Hot Pan. They Roll.

Advertisement Trilobites Physicists took a deeper look at the Leidenfrost effect, which you’ve likely experienced when you’ve dripped water into a pan to test its temperature. Image A composite image showing the successive states of a single water droplet deposited on a hot plate, colored to indicate its rolling motion.CreditCreditAmbre Bouillant, Célia Boutilier & David…

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The Very Open Hidden History of Henri Bendel

Advertisement Henri Bendel, the brand, died today. Sept. 14, 2018 Image The 1936 obituary of Henri Bendel in The New York Times. L Brands, an American fashion retailer that owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced today that it was closing all 23 Henri Bendel stores, including the Fifth Avenue Manhattan flagship, and…

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The Top 5 Takeaways From New York Fashion Week

Hello and happy London Fashion Week! Yup, it starts today — though I am heading off tomorrow. I needed two days at home to see my family and do my laundry before hitting the road until Oct 3. These weeks are so frenetic, everything turns into a blur. Because of that, you know that when…

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You Were Not Expecting Cartier to Cover This in Gold

Cartier is nothing if not short on gold, but the luxe look had always been reserved for jewelry and watches—until now. In preparation for the opening of the brand’s Precious Garage (a concept designed by artist Desi Santiago at its 5th Avenue Mansion), a regular, humdrum shipping container was coated in high-shine gold. First appearing…

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They’ve Made Lots of Bubble Tea. Now They’ll Make the Pearls Too.

Advertisement The Boba Guys chain has opened a Bay Area factory to produce the tapioca pearls that define the popular drink. Image US Boba Company is a new tapioca-pearl factory in Hayward, Calif., run by, from left, Andrew Chau, Bin Chen and David Fan.CreditCreditErin Lubin for The New York Times Sept. 14, 2018 The partners…

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