New & Noteworthy

Cast Iron House, a new residential complex set in a 132-year-old building in TriBeCa, is commencing sales this month for its new duplexes and penthouses.
Chef Daniel Boulud may hail from landlocked Lyon, France, but his Boulud Sud restaurant is a culinary journey through the Mediterranean, featuring cuisine from such locales as Sardinia, Greece,...
This spring, the Danish menswear brand Sand Copenhagen is taking a different direction from its generally subdued color palette by introducing a neon group within its offerings.
Too often when a bartender is asked which bourbons his or her bar carries, the list invariably includes Jack Daniel’s sour-mash Tennessee whiskey.
The focus is on the feet for spring. There is a variety of new footwear designs in fresh colors, patterns, and textures, and even the tried-and-true classics have been revamped with stylish...
Since its debut nine years ago, Hublot’s Big Bang collection of wristwatches has ballooned to include a diverse range of styles, from sleek and highly mechanical to fun and colorful.
Nearly every major hospital or cancer treatment practice performs specific genomic testing on every cancer patient’s tumor sample — such as K-ras oncogene analysis for those with colorectal cancer or...
Whole- or partial-breast radiation therapy can reduce a patient’s chance of breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy, but this benefit must be weighed against the risk of damage to healthy tissue. A...
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell proliferation is driven by accelerators, or oncogenes, that are stuck on go—in collusion with...
The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or statistically significant progression-free survival (PFS) for glioblastoma patients in the frontline...
The sports concussion crisis has fueled much research assessing concussion through imaging, behavioral evaluation or impact studies, but little to no research has combined these three modalities for...
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, and its affiliate Janssen Biotech, Inc., to develop immunology-based cancer treatments...
U sing breath to divine the inner workings of the human body is a practice as ancient as Hippocrates, who described the fetor hepaticus of liver failure that manifested itself in the fishy odor of...
Mapping biochemical information in the brain has the potential to unlock the biochemical processes involved in neuropsychiatric disorders, which remain poorly understood. Although techniques such as...
Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu is a patchwork of rolling country hills and vibrant beach cities.
New guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology may potentially expand the number of patients using statins as a first-line therapy in hyperlipidemia...
It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your chest. During the procedure, which may be performed under local anesthesia and a sedative, the...
At the beginning of the 20th century, the maker of the most stylish and practical custom luggage in Paris was not Louis Vuitton or Goyard, but Pauline Moynat.
In a noisy world and with an aging population, hearing loss is an increasing concern. Early intervention is important. Almost half of American adults 75 or older have impaired hearing, according to...
The need for new therapies for Alzheimer disease (AD) is urgent: Approximately 5.3 million Americans suffer from AD, and that number is projected to rise to 13 to 16 million by 2050 if no means of...
There is no question MitraClip is an incredibly effective option — more so than expected. Most patients experience a significant decrease in regurgitation, their ventricle shrinks, heart-failure...
One night a patient got out of bed, fell and hit his head; the incident report that clinicians submitted through the hospital’s patient safety reporting system simply stated that the fall occurred...
There’s a long and winding road to Food and Drug Administration approval for a new drug. First the medication has to be tested in animals, followed by three phases of human clinical trials with...
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients with means that go beyond a standard physician’s prescription, “integrative medicine” departments...
Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy and targeted therapy have improved outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma. For decades, the median survival time for patients with advanced melanoma...
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the United States during the 20th century. Born 17 minutes apart, both women became wildly popular...
The challenge posed by Alzheimer disease (AD) is stark: If no means of preventing or delaying AD is identified, the number of Americans suffering from the disease is projected to rise from 5.3...
Xiaowei Zhuang couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Utilizing super-resolution microscopy techniques she had developed, Zhuang, a Harvard University biophysicist and chemical biologist, was trying...
Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care. They also put the health maintenance organization in a position to create one of the nation’s most expansive...
I t’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain difficult to treat. But for many of the most prevalent disorders, chronic diseases that affect large...

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