Me & My Baguette

Before Chloé’s Paddington bag and Dior’s Saddle one, before Prada’s bowling bag and Mulberry’s Bayswater, there was the Fendi Baguette. A fanciful, hand-sewn purse that tucked under the arm like a French loaf and came in hundreds of variations, it was fashion’s first real “It” bag — and named for a carb. Introduced in 1997,…

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Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

IMAGE: A new intracellular delivery system. view more  Credit: Timofey Pylaev et al. Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. The results are…

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Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s

IMAGE: Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa. From left: Pamela Maher and Wolfgang Fischer. view more  Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA–(February 20, 2019) The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub…

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Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults, especially in women

DALLAS, February 20, 2019 — Thirty minutes of morning exercise lowers blood pressure for the rest of the day among older men and women who are overweight or obese. And women who take brief, frequent breaks from sitting throughout the day can enhance the blood pressure benefits of morning exercise even more, according to new…

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The Mark Foundation funds 14 new cancer innovation projects

NEW YORK, NY — The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has selected fourteen outstanding scientific research projects for ASPIRE Awards. Designed to answer key proof-of-concept questions in a short timeframe, the ASPIRE (Accelerating Scientific Platforms and Innovative Research) program funds high risk, high reward approaches to solving complex problems in cancer research that tend to…

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