Saying Goodbye to Century 21

The fashion industry is in a state of emergency. This has been made clear not only by the mounting bankruptcies of big-name retailers, but also by the closure of beloved small businesses. These are shops that won’t bounce back. There are 13 Century 21 locations, but to the store’s discount-stalking devotees, there’s nothing like the…

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Reduction in insomnia symptoms associated with non-invasive neurotechnology

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — September 17, 2020 — For people with chronic insomnia, a good night’s sleep is elusive. But what if insomnia symptoms could be alleviated by simply listening to one’s own brainwaves? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health conducted a clinical trial that showed reduced insomnia symptoms and improved autonomic nervous system function using…

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New virtual screening tool eases, accelerates routine diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

(Philadelphia, PA) – The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. While critical to protecting patient health during a pandemic, however, virtual care presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to diagnosis. Now, cardiologists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), have come up with a virtual…

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The acrobatic hydra shows off: How environmental cues can affect behavior

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Although it may seem counterintuitive, researchers are turning to an animal without a brain to crack the neural code underlying behavior. Hydra vulgaris, a tiny, tentacled, freshwater organism, uses “nets” of neurons dispersed throughout its tube-like body to coordinate stretching, contracting, somersaulting, and feeding movements. This simple nervous system is one…

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