For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer’s in a Dish — a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer’s disease. In doing so, they resolved a longstanding problem of how to study Alzheimer’s and search for drugs to treat it; the best they had until now were mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease.Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research - NYTimes.com
The Daily Beast recently interviewed the bright and creative Goodsie storeowner Lara Fitch. As the founder of Strolby, an online marketplace for local Brooklyn and Hudson Valley boutiques and original Marfa artisans, Lara shares details about her company’s culture and what inspires her, along with highlights from her past and her favorite neighborhood hangouts. Learn more and shop the diverse collection at Strolby.com.
"The Sochi Olympics cost $51 billion. A good chunk of that went toward building the mountain cluster. The Russian government spent $8.7 billion on a 31-mile road and railway system to connect Krasnaya Polyana to the coastal neighborhood of Adler."