Shopping Can Make You Famous

Every Sunday afternoon, shoppers descend on Bella McFadden’s Depop page for the chance to be dressed like ’90s cult film characters, “sk8r girls” and “Y2K mall goths.” Ms. McFadden, who is 23 and lives in Los Angeles, is something of a “Depop mogul”: Sales of her thrift-store finds have taken off on the popular e-commerce…

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Smells like love…to sea lampreys

IMAGE: In new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of PLoS Biology, spermine, an odorous compound found in male semen, proved to be a powerful… view more  Credit: Courtesy of Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. – Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it…

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Symptom-triggered medication for neonatal opioid withdrawal yields shorter hospital stays

BOSTON – A study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length of their hospital stay. The findings, published in Hospital Pediatrics, indicate that following the novel symptom-triggered approach…

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Hinge-like protein may open new doors in cystic fibrosis treatment

IMAGE: A potentiator (orange) binds to a protein ‘hotspot,’ altering the molecule’s conformation. view more  Credit: Laboratory of Membrane Biology and Biophysics at The Rockefeller University In recent decades, treatment options for people with cystic fibrosis have improved dramatically. The newest drugs, known as potentiators, target a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, which is…

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UM researchers land NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

IMAGE: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (right) meets with Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM’s Center for Translational Medicine. view more  Credit: University of Montana file photo MISSOULA – The University of Montana has received a $3.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative vaccine targeting opioid addiction. The principal investigator on…

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