Science

Myriam Sarachik Never Gave Up on Physics

But even during this golden era of science, women like Dr. Sarachik were discouraged from participating. Two years before her Kondo effect work, Dr. Sarachik, giving in to the expectations of the day, set aside her physics research a year after finishing her Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York. She was going to stay […]

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Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

Nearly half of dermatologists and dermatology residents say they were not adequately trained to treat skin conditions in people of color. For Black patients, that often translates into a prolonged, disheartening search for the right diagnosis. When Tierra Styles, 31, of Auburn, Ga., asked her pediatrician about a rough patch of skin on the back […]

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How to Meet New People, Even at a Distance

Marissa Verson Harrison, a mother and advocate for more humane technology who lives in Oakland, Calif., similarly craved person-to-person conversation. After learning about Living Room Conversations, Ms. Harrison joined a discussion on what it means to be “alone,” and found it a refreshing break from social media and broadcast news. “A lot of what’s happening […]

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What to Know About Colon Cancer

Mr. Boseman learned in 2016 that he had Stage 3 colon cancer, according to an Instagram post announcing his death. Dr. Mendelsohn said that patients with Stage 3 “have an approximate 60 percent to 80 percent chance of cure,” depending on a number of factors, including whether the cancer is responsive to chemotherapy. Are there […]