A 360-degree approach to Lyme disease

To the Fairbairns, the symptoms–debilitating fatigue, joint pain, cognitive problems–were as worrisome as they were mystifying. All four members of the family had them. Eventually, all four tested positive for the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. After months of hitting diagnostic brick walls, the family had a unifying explanation for their symptoms, yet getting them…

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BU researchers design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugs

(Boston)–Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed and implemented a new way to better understand how human cells communicate with each other, how this communication is disrupted in human diseases and how this can be corrected pharmacologically. Their method consists of a suite of “biosensors”, which are artificial genes that can be…

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Couture Fashion: Here’s What Happened

In a pre-coronavirus world, hundreds of editors, clients, stylists and celebrities would have converged on Paris this weekend, clacking over the cobblestones in their kitten heels for the couture shows. Those singular displays of fashion art — handmade clothes custom-ordered by the very few — represent equal parts creative laboratory, artisanal expertise and visual extravaganza.…

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