Polly Segal, Michael Lemkin

Polly Katherine Segal and Michael Bruce Lemkin were married Dec. 1 at the Carondelet House, an events space in Los Angeles. Valentina Fratti, a friend of the couple who was ordained by the American Marriage Ministries for this event, officiated, with Rabbi Herb Freed, the bride’s stepfather, offering a blessing. Ms. Segal, 52, is a…

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Abigail Barnes, Scott Kaczmarek

Abigail Perri Barnes and Scott Andrew Kaczmarek were married Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington. Judge Deborah K. Chasanow of the Federal District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for whom the bride served as a law clerk in 2016-17, officiated. Ms. Barnes, 29, is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office…

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Rachel Ruder, Andrew Schlossberg

Rachel Beth Ruder and Andrew Ryan Schlossberg were married Dec. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Rabbi Aaron Krupnick officiated with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro taking part. Mrs. Schlossberg, 28, is a physical therapist at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. She graduated from Barnard College, and received a doctor of physical therapy from Columbia. She is the…

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Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill…

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