Keeping the Fun in Children’s Sports

A new clinical report on organized sports for children, preadolescents and adolescents from the American Academy of Pediatrics keeps coming back to the question of fun. The report summarizes evidence on the many benefits of sports participation for children, from acquiring motor skills to developing positive self-image, from strong social interactions to higher levels of…

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Shopping for Bar Cabinets

A piece of furniture dedicated solely to drinks might seem like an extravagance. But when it comes to entertaining, a well-functioning bar cabinet can be useful for both host and guests. “It’s a matter of convenience,” said William Sofield, the interior designer who founded Studio Sofield in New York. “I tell everyone, ‘I’ll make you…

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Of Comic Books and Couture

Image Original sketches by Yves Saint Laurent of his comic creation, La Vilaine Lulu. In 1967, Yves Saint Laurent introduced La Vilaine Lulu, the beastly little star of a comic book — or bande dessinée — that he wrote and illustrated. Short and squat with a froggy face, wearing a beribboned boater and a scarlet…

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NETRF-funded research may help predict pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) recurrence

IMAGE: Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani finds a clinical marker for non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor metastasis view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Center A group of researchers funded by Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has discovered molecular information that may help predict recurrence of non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), which do not release excess hormones into the bloodstream. In…

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Biomedical sciences researcher gets $3.26 million grant to develop universal flu vaccine

IMAGE: Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University view more  Credit: Georgia State University ATLANTA–Influenza remains a major public health risk, and Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has received a five-year, $3.26 million federal grant to combat this threat by…

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