The More (and More) the Merrier

Never mind that old Coco Chanel chestnut about taking one thing off before walking out the door. Today, you may want to add more to the mix. One of the current preoccupations of fine jewelry collectors is an assemblage of necklaces that is layered, personal and playfully disheveled (or artfully edited, as the case may…

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For High Jewelry, a Multifaceted Future?

For more than 120 years, the world’s leading jewelers have courted the 0.01 percent with dazzling creations from luxury boutiques lining Paris’s Place Vendôme, largely unchanged for generations in terms of tenants and construction. Until now. The high jewelry business — one-of-a-kind pieces priced from $50,000 to several million dollars and often handcrafted in Vendôme…

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No Hearing Aids? Then No Marriage

Who celebrates her 52nd wedding anniversary and then, six months later, files for divorce? Me, it seems. And I’m not alone. Divorce rates for people 50 and above have doubled over the past few decades and more than doubled for those 65 and above. There’s even a name for this phenomenon: “gray divorce.” My husband…

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Espina conducting thrombus proteomic analysis

Virginia Espina, Research Associate Professor, Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, received $7,637 from Mayo Clinic for: “Thrombus proteomic analysis.” This collaboration between Mason and Mayo Clinic is a pilot study to demonstrate utility of RPPA technology in ischemic stroke specimens. Fifty (50) thrombus specimens will be provided by Mayo Clinic to Mason. The specimens may…

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UM Medicine launches treatment centers for adult neurodevelopmental issues

BALTIMORE, MD, December 6 – The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) have joined together to launch first-of-a-kind centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism. The two centers – University of Maryland Center for Adults with…

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