Von Diaz’s Puerto Rican Recipes

Good morning. The journalist, historian and cookbook author Von Diaz brought together her essential Puerto Rican recipes for us this week, dishes that she calls foundational to her understanding of flavor, “a culinary mejunje, or mix, of Indigenous, African, Spanish and American ingredients and techniques.” Her essay on the subject is itself essential reading, and…

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‘We Will Literally Go Anywhere’

When President Biden said in a national address earlier this month that barbecues and in-person get-togethers might be possible for the July 4 holiday, many Americans became hopeful that they might reclaim another summer tradition: the vacation. Even before the president’s cautiously optimistic speech, online search and booking activity for summer travel was breaking records.…

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IFCC-IOF study investigates harmonization of assays for ß-CTX

Bone turnover markers, and specifically bone resorption markers, are commonly used to monitor patients’ response to pharmacological treatment and adherence. In 2011, the Joint Committee on Bone Marker Standards of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) designated Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP) and the C-terminal…

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