Month: June 2021

Have fun learning about how math is used in quilt making. Donna Mae will explain in simple terms how to calculate your fabric needs and how to change the size of blocks with the Essential Math for Quilters online workshop. Rectangles for your log cabin quilts will never look better once you figure out the
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A positive link has been found between tumor-associated blood stem cells and glioblastoma progression. This link is supported by evidence from experiments in which blood stem cells were co-cultured with tumor organoids. (The fluorescently labeled tumor organoids in this image were grown from patient cells.) In these experiments, the blood stem cells were shown to
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Since leaving office in January, sales of former President Donald Trump’s branded properties have skyrocketed, according to a new report. This can be attributed to comparatively lower prices applied to many of his high-rise towers across the country, according to Realtor.  In the past year alone, the number of sales surrounding the roughly two dozen properties listed
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Interior decorator/potter Jonathan Adler and his spouse, fashion commentator Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador at large for Barneys, have sold their Greenwich Village prewar duplex for $4.6 million The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on East Ninth Street, just off of University Place, was last asking $5.25 million. It comes with a $7,158 monthly maintenance fee —
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Lonza made new investments in GMP laboratories and mid-scale manufacturing assets at its API manufacturing center in Nansha, China. The investments, totaling over CHF 20 million ($21,789,934), will allow Lonza to provide a smoother transition from small-scale to large-scale manufacturing for customers while maintaining Lonza’s global quality and regulatory standards, according to Jan Vertommen, senior
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A University of Liverpool study could help scientists mitigate the future spread of zoonotic and livestock diseases caused by existing viruses. The researchers applied a machine learning (ML) artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict more than 20,000 unknown associations between known viruses and susceptible mammalian species. They suggest the findings, published in Nature Communications, could be
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Gene drives have been established in insects, including fruit flies and mosquitoes, and mammals such as mice. Now, for the first time, the CRISPR-Cas9-based technology that disrupts Mendelian inheritance and allows for selective acquisition of target genes has been developed in plants. Establishing this genome editing technology in plants may allow for breeding resilient crops
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Researchers from Intellia Therapeutics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and clinical partners have published the first-ever clinical data that support the safety and efficacy of in vivo CRISPR genome editing in humans. The team of researchers based in the U.S., the U.K., and New Zealand showed in a study that the companies’ lead in vivo genome editing candidate NTLA-2001 generated a dose-dependent
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The U.S. treatment arsenal against COVID-19 has gained one new antibody, and lost two others, in recent days through regulatory actions. The FDA has granted Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, emergency use authorization (EUA) for its marketed interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist Actemra® (tocilizumab) as a treatment for COVID-19. Actemra was granted an EUA
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Editor’s Note: With so much market volatility, stay on top of daily news! Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today’s must-read news and expert opinions. Sign up here! (Kitco News) –  Analysts at Societe Generale say “positive signs from ETFs flows and moneymanagers’ point to higher prices at year-end”. They go on
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The approach of midsummer brings with it some familiar customs like picnics, amusement parks, snow cones, and (gulp) Christmas-in-July sales! While this kind of forward thinking is a boon to retailers, for me it’s also a great reminder that the holidays are closer than they seem. Using lessons from past years, my “mid-year resolution” is
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|Sponsored| Last week on the Fons and Porter Facebook page, we gave you the inside scoop on our friends over at Spoonflower and my oh my, was Ginger excited to dig into this one! They sent Ginger, Host of the Quilt & Tell Podcast, their beautiful petal signature cotton to play with and she had the
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[embedded content] (Kitco News) After an unexpected selloff last week, gold is busy building support. But the $1,800 level is proving to be a struggle. Here’s a look at Kitco’s top three stories of the week: 3. The Yellen-Powell duo keeps the markets on their toes as they talk down the Federal Reserve’s hawkish June
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[embedded content] While Bitcoin is still digital gold, some of the most innovative developments in the crypto space are happening in Ethereum and DeFi said Jason Urban, co-head of Galaxy Digital Trading at Galaxy Digital. Galaxy Digital is a multi-functional financial services firm founded by Michael Novogratz, with operations in investment banking, trading, asset management,
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The housing market is hot and it’s looking like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her banker husband, Richard Blum, are taking advantage of it — listing their Lake Tahoe, California, estate for a whopping $41 million. In October 2020, the waterfront compound briefly graced the market with a $46 million asking price. The property is listed under the
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“Sex in the City” star and political activist Cynthia Nixon and her spouse, Christine Marinoni, completed their townhouse hunt and have plunked down $4.4 million on a Kips Bay townhouse, according to property records. The home, on East 32nd Street, was on the market for a mere 34 days, according to Streeteasy. At 4,984 square feet, it
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a specific brain region that underlies “goal-directed behavior”—that is, when we consciously do something with a particular goal in mind, say, going to the shops to buy food. The study found that marmoset monkeys could no longer make an association between their behavior and a particular outcome
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Investigators at Baylor College of Medicine have been focused on understanding what causes the loss of communication or synapses between neurons in Huntington’s disease (HD). Up until now, research has focused on neurons because the normal huntingtin gene, whose mutation causes the condition, contributes to maintaining healthy neuronal communication. In their new study—published recently in
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