The End of the Bergdorf Blonde

Image John Barrett in his new salon.CreditDina Litovsky for The New York Times Last week the doors of the John Barrett Salon — the high-end, full-service beauty destination that has occupied the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman for more than two decades — closed for the last time. To some, it was the end of…

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CNIO researchers succeed at removing some types of pancreatic cancer in animal models

Researchers from the Experimental Oncology Group, led by Mariano Barbacid at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have published in Cancer Cell the results of a study that shows full regression of advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) upon combined inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-RAF kinase. This research project was…

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Lower pension, shorter life

IMAGE: The poor lag farther and farther behind when it comes to life expectancy. The average number of remaining years at age 65 increases more for men in the highest income… view more  Credit: MPI for Demographic Research Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very…

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New study advances treatment options for PTSD

IMAGE: Control viral expression is restricted to the locus coeruleus. Immunohistochemical localization (OV, overlay) of the blank mCherry control virus (mCh, purple) in tyrosine hydroxylase-positive neurons (TH, green) in the LC…. view more  Credit: Stephen Maren/Texas A&M University Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research…

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$4.9 million initiative addresses racial disparities in maternal, infant mortality

IMAGE: McClain Sampson, associate professor in the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. view more  Credit: University of Houston Despite being home to a world-class medical center, renowned physicians and high-quality medical treatment, many communities in Houston experience significantly higher infant and maternal death rates. In some areas of Harris County, rates are nearly…

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Getting closer: Finding out why the immune system attacks itself

IMAGE: Biomolecular researcher Navin Varadarajan anticipates that his data will serve as a foundation for investigating multiple hypotheses on the roles of B cells in RA and other autoimmune disorders, and… view more  Credit: University of Houston Biomolecular researcher Navin Varadarajan has published in Arthritis & Rheumatology journal a first-of-its-kind study – a comprehensive profile of…

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Healing glove reaches major milestone, earns national recognition

IMAGE: Principal investigator Muthu Wijesundara models a glove produced through the manufacturing process. view more  The revolutionary bioengineered healing glove created by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) and the University of Washington has completed another key step on the road toward commercialization. Empowered by a $227,000 award from the Medical…

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