Shopping for Benches

If you’re tired of kneeling to lace up your shoes or forcing guests to squat while they’re removing their footwear, it might be time for an entryway bench. A good bench is more than just a place to sit while you put on shoes and boots, said Amber Lewis, an interior designer based in Calabasas,…

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UC San Diego selected to lead international HIV/AIDS clinical trials unit

University of California San Diego Collaborative Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead and administer an international seven-year, $28-million grant for science-driven clinical trials that deliver innovative, efficient results needed to turn the corner on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Every seven years, NIH competitively renews its funding…

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Emergency department doctors ask: “Where did all the patients go?”

BOSTON – During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies – including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks – declined by nearly a third, raising concerns among clinicians that critically ill patients were not seeking the care they needed for fear of coronavirus infection. Comparing emergency…

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The surprising grammar of touch

A new study demonstrates that grammar is evident and widespread in a system of communication based on reciprocal, tactile interaction, thus reinforcing the notion that if one linguistic channel, such as hearing, or vision, is unavailable, structures will find another way to create formal categories. There are thousands of people across the US and all…

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