RNA key in helping stem cells know what to become

Look deep inside our cells, and you’ll find that each has an identical genome -a complete set of genes that provides the instructions for our cells’ form and function. But if each blueprint is identical, why does an eye cell look and act differently than a skin cell or brain cell? How does a stem…

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Medicare’s race, ethnic data often undercounts minority populations, study finds

The information critical to a nationwide priority of reducing health care disparities among minorities is incomplete and inaccurate, according to a new Rutgers study. Published in Medical Care Research & Review and Medical Care, the study compared Medicare beneficiaries’ race and ethnicity data from the two most widely-used administrative data sources, to data sources that…

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CU Healthcare Innovation Fund closes with $50 million in committed capital

AURORA, CO (July 7, 2020)—The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver, Colorado. The limited partners include, among others, the University of Colorado, UCHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado…

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BIO Integration (BIOI) Virtual Conference Series July 2020

The second session in the series will be titled Frontiers and Interdisciplinarity in Nanomedicine. BIO Integration (BIOI) virtual conference series 2020 is a series of online webinars which will be held between June and September 2020 covering topics of interest to the BIO Integration community. Registration is free to all and is a requirement to…

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BIO Integration Journal, volume 1, issue number 1, publishes

Guangzhou, July 3, 2020: New journal BIO Integration (BIOI) has been launched with the publication of volume 1, issue 1. BIOI is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal, which is dedicated to spreading multidisciplinary views driving the advancement of modern medicine. Aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory, clinic, and biotechnology industries, it will…

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Where Italian and Croatian Cuisine Meet

Travel is tamped down for the time being, but I’m daydreaming in my kitchen — Spain, and especially Italy, tempt me. So off I go with a raft of unfamiliar recipes to try, thanks to “Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy’s Mountains, Vineyards and Seaside.” Frasca cooking? Frasca is a restaurant in…

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Let the Ramen Come to You

Yohei Ishida is not simply packing up his various ramens for pickup and delivery from his restaurant on the Lower East Side. He’s organized them into special kits designed for reheating at home. He offers two varieties, a black truffle shoyu ramen — with a soup base made with locally raised Bo Bo chickens —…

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A Quince Paste by Request

Kitty Keller, the founder of the importer KL Keller Foodways, has a favorite French maker of pâte de fruits in Provence, François Doucet. Over a dinner at King, she persuaded him to make a paste she had been thinking of for years: quince (like the Spanish membrillo, often served with cheese) seasoned with espelette, a…

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Slurp Oysters From the Eastern Seaboard

Like cheese makers, those who cultivate oysters along America’s coastlines have also felt the loss of restaurant business during the pandemic. Though it’s long been possible to order fresh oysters, shipped to your door, from some of these oyster farms, there are more to choose from now. (Oysters keep in the refrigerator, unopened, for more…

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