Month: August 2021

The US Open officially welcomed back the pros and a live audience yesterday. While fans were not permitted to watch the qualifying matches this year — owing to cases of COVID-19 rising faster than Coco Gauff’s ascent to stardom — spectators are once again snagging seats (and a Honey Deuce, the slam’s Grey Goose-based signature
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Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) participate in tissue homeostasis, inflammation, and early immunity against infection. However, it is not fully understood how ILCs acquire effector function and whether these mechanisms differ between organs. Now, researchers from the Max Planck Research Group at the Institute of Systems Immunology of Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, report ILCs
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Largely in light of the publication and transmission of incorrect and misleading scientific information about topics such as the pandemic, COVID-19 vaccines, climate change, and other health- and medical-related issues, thought leaders and science advisors to governments and global institutions, researchers, academics, and diplomats are meeting in Montreal this week (August 30–September 2) at the
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The new pill can inject large quantities of monoclonal antibodies and other drugs into the lining of the stomach after being swallowed. [Giovanni Traverso] MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Novo Nordisk, are developing a drug capsule technology that could allow the oral delivery of monoclonal antibodies, or other
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The lovely Maple Leaf block! Simple to make; beautiful to look at! Style your blocks with vivid colors that mimic the autumn landscape or tone them down with cool shades of green and warm shades of brown. For the September/October 2021 issue of McCall’s Quilting, our cover quilt, September Song, shows us how to add
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Khajak Keledjian, the meditation mogul who co-founded the boutique fashion brand Intermix, has sold his Tribeca penthouse pad for $14.5 million. The sale came after the spread, at 140 Franklin St., had spent nearly 280 days on the market, according to StreetEasy. Keledjian, who fled from war-ravaged Beirut as a teen, co-founded Intermix with his
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A wretched fire at the “Ratched” motel is under investigation, according to the Big Sur, California, fire department. The “Sealight Inn” where Nurse Ratched, played by Sarah Paulson, lived in the Netflix original “Ratched” has inspired fans to pilgrimage to California since the show’s September 2020 release. But the real-life Lucia Lodge caught fire Aug.
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Misfolding and aggregation of the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) are core features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As the neurons get sick, they show characteristic changes, such as the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles, which are composed of misfolded tau protein. The accumulation of tau is closely correlated with cognitive decline in AD patients. Yet, neurofibrillary tangles
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Source: Science Photo Library/Getty Images A new genetic study offers an alternative therapeutic option for treating painful endometriosis without surgery or hormones. “This is an exciting new development in our quest for new treatments of endometriosis, a debilitating and underrecognized disease affecting 190 million women worldwide. We have a promising new non-hormonal target for further
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Mitochondrial DNA diseases are common neurological conditions caused by mutations in the mitochondrial genome or nuclear genes responsible for its maintenance. Current treatments for these disorders are focused on the management of the symptoms, rather than the correction of biochemical defects caused by the mutation. Now, scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Science
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Rebekah Margaret Samsonraj, PhD, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, a $466,266 NSF grant for research on bioprocessing stem cell-derived therapeutics. The goal of the project is to understand mechanisms of biophysical modulation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to enhance the secretion
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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) – Gold prices are trading near unchanged and silver prices slightly higher in early U.S. trading Monday. It’s a quieter start to
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An estimated 8% of Americans have an autoimmune disease, including a disproportionate number of people in the minority communities most severely impacted by COVID-19. In addition, higher rates of severe COVID-19 and death have been reported in people with autoimmune disease than in the general population. It is unclear whether this is attributable to the
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Cooperation among the owners of One World Trade Center, Advance Communications and JLL to find users for some of Condé Nast’s space in the tower has resulted in a second substantial deal. JLL, Advance’s leasing agent, just completed a 48,000-square-foot sublease for digital marketing specialists Constellation Agency on the tower’s entire 21st floor. It followed a
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