The Once and Future Handbag

In a case of truly unfortunate timing, the week before the Victoria and Albert Museum’s blockbuster show celebrating all things bag related — an exhibition over 18 months in the making, one of the largest ever in a museum, with loans from around the world — was to have opened on April 25, Britain shut…

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Roadmap offers solutions for future of food, global ag innovation

ITHACA, N.Y. – To deflect future world food crises created by climate change and growing consumer demand, a Cornell University-led international team of economists, scientists and business experts has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation, reform and sustainability. The group’s report – “Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems,” funded by…

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Antiepileptic drug reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS

BOSTON – The antiepileptic drug ezogabine reduced pathologic excitability of cortical and spinal motor neuron cells that are early signs of clinical dysfunction in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study conducted by the Neurological Clinical Research Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In addition to providing a clearer understanding of motor…

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COVID-19 may also invade the central nervous system, cause neurological illnesses

CLEVELAND – COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory disease, with symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia. Now, researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering note in a recent review that infection with the coronavirus may also affect the central nervous system and…

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