Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

IMAGE: Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School view more  Credit: John Soares BOSTON – (June 11, 2019) – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of…

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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk

Philadelphia, June 11, 2019 – Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potential rewards.…

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Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems

IMAGE: The Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis suggests that evolution shaped men’s and women’s immune systems differently. It also suggests that in modern, industrialized populations, the reduced amount of time women spend pregnant… view more  Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis eight times more than men do. On the other hand, women…

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A Coffee-Table Book on Nobu

Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa is one of the best-known Japanese chefs in the world. He has 50 restaurants — from Beverly Hills to Beijing — all of which are surveyed in his latest cookbook, a lavish affair, elegantly photographed and suitable for a food lover with an interest in Mr. Matsuhisa’s particular style of Japanese-fusion cuisine.…

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Fairway Market Opens a Cooking School

Fairway Market has renovated the second floor of its Upper West Side flagship and added a well-equipped cooking school. Laura Licona, the executive chef of the adjoining cafe, is running it and offering a wide variety of classes, covering topics like knife skills, Southern cuisine, Chinese takeout and fresh pasta. Most of the classes are…

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A Taste of the Masters

Is Dad a golfer? Maybe one who dreams of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club? He may never qualify for the green jacket, but you can give him a taste of the Masters with a tub of the pimento cheese that’s served at the club. Ted’s Famous Pimento Cheese is available nationwide…

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