Rick Owens on Corrupting the Classics

By now, Rick Owens has “corrupted,” as he puts it, several iconic shoe brands, breathing his weirdness into the safe and reliable designs of Birkenstock, Dr. Martens, Adidas and Converse. But one man’s corruption is another brand’s highly marketable collaboration, and Mr. Owens has grown to appreciate these partnerships. He used to roll his eyes…

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Political variables carried more weight than healthcare in government response to COVID-19

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Political institutions such as the timing of elections and presidentialism had a larger influence on COVID-19 strategies than the institutions organizing national healthcare, according to a research team led by a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Olga Shvetsova, a political scientist at Binghamton University, and fellow researchers explored…

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Not all dietary proteins are created equal

Dietary protein is needed to supply essential amino acids for the synthesis of the structural and functional components of living cells. Thus, food protein quantity and quality are both essential for good health. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) published an “ounce equivalents” recommendation to help consumers meet protein requirements with a variety of…

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SFRP2 and PD-1 immunotherapy combination halts osteosarcoma metastasis in model

IMAGE: Hollings Cancer Center researcher Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., is leading the first breakthrough in pediatric osteosarcoma treatment in decades. view more  Credit: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center/Marquel Coaxum In a cancer that has not seen new targeted therapies for over 20 years, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher and oncologist Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., is pioneering new discoveries. Using…

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Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response

IMAGE: In recent decades, the Salton Sea has been undergoing a rapid retreat, causing increased exposure of dry lakebed. view more  Credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Communities surrounding the Salton Sea, the inland body of water straddling California’s Riverside and Imperial counties, show high rates of asthma due, possibly, to high aerosol dust…

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Health care leaders call for national focus on preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

IMAGE: Task force member Karen Giuliano is a nurse innovator and associate professor at UMass Amherst. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst A group of health care leaders, including a University of Massachusetts Amherst nurse innovator, has published a national call to action to prevent non-ventilator-associated, hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). This call to action was developed by a…

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