Are Exotic Skins Out of Fashion?

Something was clearly missing from Stockholm Fashion Week’s virtual catwalk on Aug. 25, and it wasn’t just a physical audience. Five days before, the show’s organizers said that fur and exotic skins had been banned from the lineup. Fur wasn’t surprising; among younger Western consumers, at least, fur has been steadily slipping down the rungs…

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Shopping for Blankets

As evenings turn colder, blankets are useful just about everywhere: by the fire, in front of the television, on top of the bed. But they work well as decorative accents at almost any time of year — especially when they have vibrant colors and patterns. A large-scale textile like a blanket “can add a lot…

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Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment

Boston, Mass. – As electronic medical records (EMR) become ubiquitous in health care settings, scientists are increasingly turning to electronic-based recruitment methods to encourage participation in clinical trials. However, little is known about how this use of technology compares to more traditional clinical trial recruitment strategies, and some researchers worry that an overreliance on technology…

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How we age

It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments. But how, exactly, do our bodies weather with age, and to what extent do…

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