“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

In the trendy Testaccio neighbour-hood of Rome, nestled between a mechanic’s garage and an immigration lawyer’s office, is an unassuming passageway that leads to the home of jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez. Once an abandoned brick factory, this dimly lit bunker brimming with curiosities is completely secluded from the world; in fact, it is so cloistered, so littered with treasures, it resembles a sort of modern-day pharaoh’s tomb. DANILO SCARPATI “It feels like being in a cave,” says Delettrez of the space, which she found by chance and bought with typical impatient…

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Heredity isn’t Always Destiny When it Comes to Heart Attacks: Study

Heredity isn’t Always Destiny When it Comes to Heart Attacks: Study

If heredity puts you at higher risk for a heart attack, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can bring that risk down dramatically, below the risk faced by some people whose genes would normally protect them from heart disease, according to a new analysis of more than 55,000 people. “We were a little surprised by how much you could offset your inherited risk by adhering to a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, chief author of the new study, presented at an American Heart Association meeting on Sunday and published online simultaneously…

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Poop comes to the rescue of patients

Poop comes to the rescue of patients

Stool transplants are being used to treat those with serious gastro ailments. Three years ago, Manas Shukla was a newly-married 33-year-old ready to enjoy the prime of his life. But a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis left him struggling with bloody diarrhoea several times a day. “It left me weak, depressed and I couldn’t even work properly,” recalls Shukla, who runs his own business in Delhi. Eventually he got relief from a very unlikely source – another man’s poo. Shukla underwent fecal microbiota transplant or FMT. This involves taking one person’s…

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Myntra’s U-turn Comes full Circle With computing device site Relaunch on June 1

Myntra’s U-turn Comes full Circle With computing device site Relaunch on June 1

A 12 months after going app-most effective, fashion e-tailer Myntra completed the u-activate its decision by means of pronouncing that it will be relaunching its computing device internet site on June 1. Myntra, owned by using e-trade company Flipkart, had shut down its cellular and desktop internet site a year ago, while it claimed that eighty five percent of its customers and round 63 percent of all purchases happen at the app. On relaunching the desktop web site, Myntra CEO, Ananth Narayanan said that the basis for an app-only approach…

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