In deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation, BU researchers discover a culprit in NFkB

Scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) joined forces to develop the most relevant research model possible for understanding how the coronavirus virus impacts the lungs, by engineering living, “breathing” human lung cells from stem cells for the task. Their efforts have borne a leap…

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Mandelbrot by Way of Florida

Mandelbrot, typically a hard, crusty biscuit, is a close relative of biscotti. Zwieback (twice-baked) rusks from Germany and elsewhere in Europe are also part of the family, with the double-baking a way to extend its shelf life. Michael Reiss, a general contractor in Miami, preferred his family’s recipe for mandelbrot, which is baked only once,…

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Sunday Suppers and So Much More

A big Italian family supper — a Sunday spread with pasta, red sauce “gravy” studded with meats, and more — defines the chef Joey Campanaro’s welcoming new book, “Big Love Cooking.” The meal comes in a late chapter, after you’ve explored biscuits dappled with sausage and cheese, spaghetti with clams (and anchovies), chicken cacciatore, halibut…

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An Heirloom for the Kitchen

Vermont Rolling Pins and Company, which makes and sells more than a dozen kinds of rolling pins, has added hand-turned wooden cake stands to its inventory. They’re ample, 10 or more inches in diameter, and are available in cherry, maple or walnut. The company’s line of rolling pins has just been expanded as well, with…

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