Drawing Places, Capturing Memories

Mountains, clouds, shadows receding; a few minutes of pencil on paper and John had caught the moment’s essence while the rest of us scrabbled to take a photograph of the first light touching Mount Kanchenjunga. We were watching dawn reaching the world’s third highest mountain from Tiger Hill, the highest point in Darjeeling, India. By…

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Let’s Bury the Hatchet!

It was long overdue, the apology phone call. The last time the Frolkis sisters, Talia and Liza, had exchanged any words was July 2019. And that conversation had ended on, well, less than good terms. Not that Talia, 32, the younger sibling, a biomedical scientist in Madison, Wis., can say exactly what the tiff was…

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The 4-Second Workout

Four seconds of high-intensity exertion repeated periodically throughout the day might counteract some of the unhealthy metabolic consequences of sitting for hours, according to a surprising and timely new study of the potentially large benefits of diminutive workouts. The study relied on a specialized type of stationary bicycle that few of us will have available…

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Novel imaging application illuminates processes in cancer, COVID-19

Medical images for a wide range of diseases, including COVID-19, can now be more easily viewed, compared, and analyzed using a breakthrough web-based imaging platform developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and collaborating researchers. The Open Health Imaging Foundation (OHIF) web viewer was originally developed with grant support from the National Cancer Institute’s Informatics Technology…

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