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Cancer-killing viruses may deliver stem cells to metastasized brain tumors

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) may have discovered a way to kill tumor cells that …

Immunotherapy

Make News Better

Each app has its own community of people who gathered around a topic they are passionate about.<p>Post links, polls or ask questions to create a …

A city covered in trees will fight air pollution in China

It's easy to find buildings laced with greenery in order to reduce their CO2 footprints. But what about an entire city? That's on its way. Construction has started on Liuzhou Forest City, a 30,000-person urban development where every building will be covered in pollution-reducing plants (over 1 …

Pollution

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

Everyday Chemicals May Cause Cancer by Disrupting DNA Repair | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Cancer-linked aldehydes are produced in our bodies in small quantities, but are increasingly pervasive in our environment. …

Mutations

Your brain may eat itself when you’re overtired: study

Brain food isn’t always a good thing.<p>Sleep deprivation actually causes the brain to feed off of neurons and synaptic connections, a new study …

Personalized cell therapy combination achieves complete remission in CLL patients: Latest results from trial investigating CAR therapy to treat CLL

Latest results from trial investigating CAR therapy to treat CLL<p>Combining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized …

Young woman with ADHD has message to mom: "Thanks for 'drugging' me"

A few weeks ago, Jessica McCabe wrote a letter to her mom and posted it on Facebook. "What I want to say to my mom, who 'drugged' me:" she began, "Thank you." The post has since been shared almost 3,000 times on Facebook.<p>McCabe was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, …

Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Chief Francis Collins Over Stem Cells

A group of conservative members of Congress wrote President Donald Trump Monday, urging him to fire National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins because he is not pro-life enough.<p>They specifically object to Collins’s support of stem cell research and the use of human embryos in …

Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget

<i>This story was updated on May 24 to clarify include new information on proposed cuts to Medicaid.</i><p>The proposed budget unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration doubles down on major cuts to biomedical research; programs to fight infectious disease outbreaks; health care for the poor, elderly and …

Samsung expected to reveal its first ‘stretchable’ display tomorrow

Samsung Display is said to be preparing a first look at a stretchable display design at a US conference tomorrow. According to <i>Yonhap News</i>, Samsung will reveal a 9.1-inch stretchable organic LED panel during the Society for Information Display 2017 event which runs Tuesday through Thursday at the LA …

Samsung

A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

They're considering launching a decade-long drive to build, from scratch, all the genes that make humans human.<p>The meeting raised all sorts of ethical questions. But that's nothing new for Church. He has been stirring controversy, and excitement, in the scientific community for decades. He wants to …

Genetics

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You

Enjoy a cold IPA when you get home from work? Or maybe a glass of pinot with your dinner? This story may change your life<p>There will be no broken coffee tables in this story. No blackouts, shots of Jager, thumping hangovers, or epic tales of tossing park benches into duck ponds. I’m not the guy who …

Why Trump Ditching TPP Could Hit Drugmakers Where It Hurts

President Donald Trump’s executive order withdrawing the U.S. from a historic Pacific free trade agreement checked the box for one of his flagship …

Trump Finds The Weak Spot In Obama’s Protections For Scientists

<b>UPDATE</b> (Jan. 26, 3:44 p.m.): Bill Hall, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, emailed us a …

A Nevada woman died from a bug that resisted 26 antibiotics — here's why it's so hard to develop new ones

The case, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday , is part of the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, which is expected to kill 10 million people annually by 2050 .<p>"I think it's concerning," Alexander Kallen, a medical officer at the CDC's division of …

Sinovac Biotech: Court Documents Show CEO Bribed Chinese FDA, Buyout Offers Could Be In Jeopardy

<b>Sinovac's CEO Bribed a Chinese Food and Drug Administration Official</b><p>According to an article from Chinese media source, <i>The Paper</i>, in late April 2015, …

3 Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World

These pieces of wisdom are applicable to just about any individual or business--forever.<p>There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who …

The winter solstice is today: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice is upon us: Thursday, December 21, will be the shortest day of 2017 for anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the official first day of winter is neat for other reasons too.<p>Technically speaking, …

Earth Science

CRISPR, the disruptor

A powerful gene-editing technology is the biggest game changer to hit biology since PCR. But with its huge potential come pressing concerns.<p>Three …

The trials of Juno

IN THE pharma business, Juno Therapeutics, a small firm based in Seattle, is just a stripling. It is three years old, has not a single drug approval …

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations<p>US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance …

The Brain

Drugs which harness the body's own immune system get the green light

'Game-changing' cancer therapy which harnesses the body's own immune system is granted European approval, and will now be considered by NHS rationing bodies<p>The first drugs which can cure the body of cancer by infecting them with a modified virus have been licensed for use in this country.<p>European …

The future of cancer treatment is based on a medical miracle: cancers that melt away on their own

Its boosters may have been underselling the concept: if a cutting-edge cancer treatment succeeds, the number of patients who receive any particular therapy will be precisely ... one.<p>The experimental treatment, called a neoantigen vaccine, fires up the immune system to attack malignant cells. From …

Cancer

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

Do cancer cells prefer fat to sugar?

Cancer cells are defined by their ability for uncontrolled growth, one cell quickly becoming two, and two becoming many.<p>“It’s a fascinating process,” …

IBM Develops A Broad-Spectrum Virus Cure That Outsmarts Viral Mutation

If you lined up everything alive on the planet today and counted them one-by-one, you’d find that viruses are the most common creatures by far. …

Immune System