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Shockwaves were sent around the world when the most powerful philanthropic couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage. Following their announcement, unusual details about their marriage from a 1997 Time magazine profile resurfaced. Gates, now 65, revealed a questionable “arrangement” he had with his ex-girlfriend, Ann Winblad, while married to Melinda. Each spring, Gates
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There is no simple solution to the obesity epidemic. There are several resources, programs, and guides that are geared to help people live a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and regular physical activity. Now, new research shows that a stomach-specific protein plays a critical role in the progression of obesity, and could potentially lead to
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Millimeter-wide 3-D models that mimic vital aspects of the human nervous system have been developed in a step that could accelerate drug research for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The models will be used to study myelin. Researchers say the models are the most natural representation of human myelination developed in a lab
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There is little doubt within the scientific community of the immense impact that next-generation sequencing (NGS) has had on translational research. Techniques like liquid biopsy have allowed investigators to harness the power of NGS to identify genetic mutations from blood samples noninvasively. Identifying such mutations enables earlier diagnosis of cancer and can inform treatment decisions
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The superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause lung infections in people on ventilators in intensive care units. [Imperial College London] Work by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Texas has revealed how a key “last resort” antibiotic kills bacteria. The research has revealed how the antibiotic, colistin, punches holes in both of
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft is coming to the Hamptons. The Brookline-born billionaire has bought a $43 million home at 40 Meadow Lane in Southampton — a beach road filled with finance titans like Ken Griffin, Leon Black and Henry Kravis. The seller was Nir Meir, a former executive at HFZ Capital. “He flew down for
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When Oscar-winning actor and musician Jared Leto wasn’t busy posting photos of himself clad in Thirty Seconds to Mars swag in the Big Apple over the weekend, he was focused on house hunting downtown. Just back from shooting “House of Gucci” in Italy — about the murder of Maurizio Gucci by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani
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Bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if chemotherapy drugs were delivered via tiny nanoparticles to the diseased organs rather than oral treatment. That’s the conclusion of Indian and Australian scientists who have undertaken a study using nanoparticles to target bowel cancer, the third most common cancer in the world and the second most deadliest.
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A cryomicroneedle patch ready for deployment. [Chang et al. /DOI number: 10.1038/s41551-021-00720-1] A research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) scientists has developed a new generation of microneedle technology that allows the intradermal delivery of living cells, in a minimally invasive manner. Their studies demonstrated that using the new cryomicroneedle technology to delivery
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A mini T-shirt demonstrates the photosynthetic living materials created in the lab of University Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer and Delft University of Technology bionanoscientist Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam using 3D printers and a new bioink technique. [University of Rochester] The materials that make up our environment such as steel, plastic, glass, and concrete help us in
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