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Director: Kansas stem cell research center needs money, not space

Kansas City, Kan. — A stem cell research facility at the University of Kansas Medical Center needs more money, not more space, according to the center’s new director. Sunil Abhyankar, an oncologist who specializes in blood cancers, was introduced Sept. 17 to the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy ...

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

NEW YORK — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday. Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of ...

Former student-athlete sues KU, claiming mold in dorm room made her sick

A former student-athlete is suing the University of Kansas because, she says, mold in her dorm room made her sick. The woman had a golf scholarship and moved into the on-campus Jayhawker Towers apartments in fall 2015, the beginning of her freshman year. Throughout September and October of ...

Healthy Outlook: Ketamine a new depression treatment option in Lawrence

For those who have battled depression, finding a treatment option that actually works can be life-changing. That makes it all the more difficult when symptoms begin to creep back in. Lawrence psychiatrist Dr. Hiten Soni has experienced this firsthand. He’s familiar with patients’ tiresome ...

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Garden Variety: Start of fall brings acorns

Acorns are beginning to shed from oak trees with fall’s arrival in the Midwest. To some, the acorns are a welcome sign of cooler days to come and can even provide entertainment by attracting wildlife. To others, acorns are a nuisance as they fall on roofs, fill gutters, cover the lawn and ...

Fix-It Chick: Choosing the right sheen

Paints and polyurethanes come in a variety of finishes from glossy to matte. Understanding a little about the shine, or lack thereof, can help inform decorating decisions. • When using paint or polyurethane, keep the product well mixed throughout the application. Polyurethane’s natural ...

Garden Variety: Add structure to landscape, garden during fall season

Patios, walls, raised garden beds, walkways and other structures within the landscape and garden provide space to enjoy the yard and move easily within it, improve aesthetics and create more favorable growing environments for plants. These structures are often referred to as hardscape. Fall is ...

Fix-it Chick: Keys to stripping wallpaper without leaving giant mess

Removing old wallpaper can dramatically improve the look and feel of any room. With the right tools and some hot water, stripping wallpaper can be a fun and rewarding project. Step 1: Peeling wallpaper is messy. Move furniture to the center of the room and cover it with dropcloths. Take down ...

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A chicken that’s tender and juicy, thanks to a beer can

A few weeks ago, a new friend of mine asked me to make beer-can chicken. He had never had it before and had always wanted to try it. At first, I was surprised because_to me_beer-can chicken is as common as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But then, I posed the question to the other people ...

For a delicious lamb stew, bring on the Instant Pot

Beef usually hogs the spotlight when it comes to stews, but there are plenty of other meats that can star in this quintessential, cold-weather comfort food. Pork, chicken and here, lamb, a big favorite of my younger son, Charlie. This rich meat also takes well to many flavor combos, and in ...

Try a simplified meaty pasta sauce that has no flavor lost

Authentic lasagna Bolognese is all about the meaty, luxurious ragu. Typically, the rich sauce is bound between thin sheets of pasta along with a creamy bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese. To simplify the process and keep our Ragu alla Bolognese in the spotlight, we decided to replace the ...

Ditch the store-bought raspberry jam for a jar made at home

Store-bought raspberry jam can be a disappointment, tasting more like gummy candy than raspberries. We wanted a jam bursting with fresh fruit flavor, and we started by finding the perfect balance of fruit and sugar. For intense fruit flavor, we added a grated Granny Smith apple. Traditionally, ...

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Painting underway on women of color mural at Lawrence Public Library

Updated at 4:13 p.m. Saturday A mural depicting women of color is well underway on an exterior wall of the Lawrence Public Library. The vividly colored "Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural" spans much of the library’s lower south wall and celebrates women of color past and present who ...

Go, See, Do | Well-known author appearance; car show; downtown block party

A leading voice on socio-economics and class will soon come to Lawrence to share some knowledge of growing up poor in Kansas. Sarah Smarsh, a freelance journalist who has reported for several media outlets, has experienced a meteoric rise recently, becoming a proud voice for America’s ...

Musical about forbidden love affair to open Theatre Lawrence’s new season

The story that was the focus of many a book club in the early 1990s will soon take the stage in Lawrence. “The Bridges of Madison County” — originally released as a novel in 1992 and as a film in 1995 — makes its way to Lawrence in musical form for the first time this weekend, said ...

Author who explores underground queer culture to read at Free State Festival

Author Michelle Tea has written several accounts of her own life, but recently, she has turned her attention to chronicling the history of the broader community of queer culture. Tea, the author of several memoirs and novels, will read selections from her newest book, “Against Memoir: ...

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Go, See, Do | Well-known author appearance; car show; downtown block party

A leading voice on socio-economics and class will soon come to Lawrence to share some knowledge of growing up poor in Kansas. Sarah Smarsh, a freelance journalist who has reported for several media outlets, has experienced a meteoric rise recently, becoming a proud voice for America’s ...

Healthy Outlook: Ketamine a new depression treatment option in Lawrence

For those who have battled depression, finding a treatment option that actually works can be life-changing. That makes it all the more difficult when symptoms begin to creep back in. Lawrence psychiatrist Dr. Hiten Soni has experienced this firsthand. He’s familiar with patients’ tiresome ...

Garden Variety: Add structure to landscape, garden during fall season

Patios, walls, raised garden beds, walkways and other structures within the landscape and garden provide space to enjoy the yard and move easily within it, improve aesthetics and create more favorable growing environments for plants. These structures are often referred to as hardscape. Fall is ...

Fix-it Chick: Keys to stripping wallpaper without leaving giant mess

Removing old wallpaper can dramatically improve the look and feel of any room. With the right tools and some hot water, stripping wallpaper can be a fun and rewarding project. Step 1: Peeling wallpaper is messy. Move furniture to the center of the room and cover it with dropcloths. Take down ...