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2017 DC Metro Area Modern Home Tour Oct. 7

October 4, 2017

Chesterfield Pl NW, Washington, DC (Photo by: Ken Wyner for Travis Price) Chesterfield Pl NW, Washington, DC

You drive by and wonder what that home looks like inside. Now is your chance to find out.

 

The Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS) is hosting the Inaugural 2017 DC Metro Area Modern Home Tour this Saturday, October 7, 2017.

 

On the Modern Home Tour are five homes, from near Rock Creek Park, on Embassy Row, near Logan Circle downtown, and in Arlington, VA. Included are homes by Travis Price, McInturff Architects, and FORMA Design.

 

The self-guided tour offers a remarkable look at amazing architecture, and a chance to learn directly from the architects, designers and homeowners who create, build and live in these incredible spaces. 

 

Visit at your own pace and then enjoy the post-event reception, after party at a sixth home, hosted by Contemporary Listings.

 

Mix + mingle with the architects, curators, and homeowners of the 2017 Tour in a casual, fun setting and view some amazing modern art.

Langley Hill Dr, McLean, VA (Photo by: Mark McInturff, FAIA) Langley Hill Dr, McLean, VA

Purchase tickets here.

 

MA+DS is a forum for members of the architecture design and lifestyle community to share ideas, propose innovation and uncover the hidden gems of their favorite cities in the US and abroad.

 

Through tours, media and idea exchange, established and emerging talents can collaborate, showcase their work and better connect with a worldwide audience to build better living spaces, lifestyles and brands for the modern consumer.


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Tuesdays with Tudor Tots

August 8, 2017

Tudor Place welcomes Tots from 10:00 to 10:45 am on Tuesdays from September 5th through October 31st. 

 

Keep your toddler active in mind and body and learning about the world around us in these weekly sessions featuring songs, stories, crafts, and movement, all tailored to growing Tots. Each week highlights a different theme.

 

Parents/caregivers remain with children.

 

Sept 5: Buildings
Sept 12: Weather
Sept 19: Five Senses
Sept 26: Squirrels and Acorns
Oct 3: Airplanes
Oct 10: Birds 
Oct 17: Houses 
Oct 24: Colorful Leaves
Oct 31: Halloween

 

Tickets for Tudor Place events are non-transferable. If you need a refund or can no longer use your tickets, please email education@tudorplace.org.  

 

Children: $5 | Adults: free

 

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.


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GU Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Affects Generations

July 11, 2017

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center report that feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring.

 

The study’s senior author, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi says, “It is believed that environmental and life-style factors, such as diet, plays a critical role in increasing human breast cancer risk, and so we use animal models to reveal the biological mechanisms responsible for the increase in risk in women and their female progeny.” 

 

A high-fat diet is linked to excess inflammation, and a number of epidemiological studies have made the connection between inflammation and risk of cancer

 

A gene screen revealed a number of genetic changes in the first (daughter) and third (great granddaughter) high-fat mice generations, including several genes linked in women to increased breast cancer risk, increased resistance to cancer treatment, poor cancer prognosis and impaired anti-cancer immunity. The researchers also found three times as many genetic changes in third generation than first generation mammary tissue between high-fat diet progeny and the control group’s offspring.

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