The Life and Death of Your Jeans

Early on in “Unraveled,” a new book about the dark underbelly of fashion, the author, Maxine Bédat, describes walking through a factory in Guangdong, China, that specializes in acid-washing jeans, picking her way over dark puddles of “iridescent, bubbling content” that had spilled from industrial washing machines and was sloshing around on the floor. This…

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles awarded $2m to address adverse childhood experiences

Los Angeles (June 3, 2021) Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $2 million grant from the state of California to study a precision medicine approach to screening children for adverse childhood experiences. The three-year grant–part of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine–was announced by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in…

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Analyzing tumor microenvironment at single cell level sheds light on metastatic melanoma outcomes

TAMPA, Fla. — There are several new treatment options available for patients with advanced melanoma. While these therapies have greatly improved the prognosis for patients, each person can respond to the treatments differently. Treatment of melanomas that have spread to the central nervous system is especially challenging. In a new article published in Clinical Cancer…

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Curis, Inc. announces ‘VISTA: A new immune checkpoint in cancer, autoimmunity and beyond’

Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS), a biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced the virtual symposium, “VISTA: A New Immune Checkpoint in Cancer, Autoimmunity and Beyond,” taking place on June 18, 2021, 9:00-1:15 PM ET. Leaders in immunology across industry and academia will gather to discuss emerging…

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Obrusnikova honored

Iva Obrusnikova, an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, has been selected as a Fellow with the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). The IFAPA Fellows Recognition Program recognizes and promotes outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and service by IFAPA members. Fellow status is awarded to IFAPA members who have made…

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Athletic competition after COVID

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Cardiovascular imaging demonstrated no evidence of myocardial injury or myocarditis in athletes after COVID-19 infection, according to a research letter published in Circulation by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center cardiologists. The screening and evaluation was conducted by the Le Bonheur Children’s Heart Institute Sports Cardiology…

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