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Prostate cancer breakthrough as new drug keeps men with previously 'untreatable' cases alive

Men with previously “untreatable” prostate cancer are being kept alive by a new drug in what experts believe may be a breakthrough for patients with the worst form of the disease.<p>A British trial has for the first time shown that state-of-the art immunotherapy can be used to target prostate …

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>MASSACHUSETTS: The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis …

This Tiny Projector is the Ultimate Media Machine

The Nebula Capsule is the portable movie theater of your dreams.<p>When I’m not plying my trade at <i>Inverse</i> dot com, regaling readers with the very best …

Batteries

Five years later, 86 percent of patients are cancer-free thanks to Nohla Therapeutics’ leukemia treatment

Just days after announcing $45 million in new funding, startup Nohla Therapeutics has released extended results from a study of dilanubicel — its …

Breakthrough breast cancer drug Herceptin cures disease 'twice as quick' as previously thought

Women with aggressive breast cancer can be effectively cured in half the time compared to current treatment, minimising harmful side effects, researchers have said.<p>A new trial of patients suffering from HER2-positive breast cancer found survival rates were almost identical among those given six …

New approach for hard-to-treat BRCA breast cancer shrinks tumours twice as fast

Scientists have expressed optimism for women with hard-to-treat breast cancer after a new chemotherapy regime proved it can shrink tumours twice as fast as normal methods.<p>Women with aggressive "triple-negative" disease fare much better on a non-standard chemotherapy drug if they have inherited BRCA …

Newsletter

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist and head of …

Quantum Mechanics

Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests.<p>A study on lung cancer patients found that activating the immune system can prompt tumours into spreading friendly T-cells around the body, significantly reducing the …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Cancer Vaccine With 97% Complete Response Rate In Mice Starts Human Trials

A new cancer vaccine trial is now underway, as of March 27th, that is fundamentally different from any cancer vaccine trial held until now. Not only …

Scientists are launching human trials for a cancer 'vaccine' that cured 97% of tumors in mice

Scientists at Stanford University are currently preparing the first human test of a cancer “vaccine,” a treatment that eliminated up to 97 percent of …

Immunotherapy

The rebel bank, printing its own notes and buying back people's debts

‘HSCB’ in Walthamstow is selling printed ‘banknotes’ to raise money to buy local debt<p>First there were the banks. Sending credit cards through the post, offering easy loans. They overstretched, teetered. Then came the billion-dollar bailouts, recession, austerity, poverty and payday loans.<p>Then, …

Credit Cards

Bill Gates reads 50 books a year and says this is his all-time favorite — here are his top highlights

Bill Gates recently called Steven Pinker's new book, "Enlightenment Now," his "favorite book of all time." Pinker — a professor of psychology at Harvard and the author of a number of popular science titles — takes a sweeping look at human history and comes to the optimistic conclusion that we're …

Prostate cancer breakthrough could spare men needless surgery

Thousands of prostate cancer patients could be spared gruelling treatment after a breakthrough by British scientists.<p>Experts at Cambridge University …

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

Immunotherapy

The miraculous straw that lets you drink dirty water

Dirty water still kills millions of people every year. One ingenious invention can remove dangerous microbes as they flow towards your mouth. Would you drink it?<p>“I wouldn’t drink that if I were you.”<p>I’m sprawled inelegantly on the concrete banks of the Thames, leaning down to scoop some of its …

Pollution

This amazing renovated school bus is a bright, airy home for a family of six

Converting an old school bus into a living space is never an easy task – but when you’re trying to create enough room for a family of six, the …

How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate Friendly

Lani Estill's family ranches on thousands of acres in Modoc County on the border of Nevada and California. Her operation, Bare Ranch, sits in a place called Surprise Valley. It's a beautiful, almost forgotten place "Where the West still lives" — that's the county's motto.<p>"We have things going on …

Archos' electric scooter taps Android for directions

It's not just bicycle makers hoping Android will improve your two-wheeled transportation. Archos has unveiled a Citee Connect electric scooter with a 5-inch Android computer in between the handlebars. The hardware won't rival your phone (it an uses unnamed quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of …

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Clean Energy

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

'I cured cancer. I can't be quiet': Woman claims

WITHOUT chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she claims to know something worth talking about.<p>"I cured cancer. Knowing what I …

Cancer

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom have modified a flu virus and used it to successfully target pancreatic …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

This edible food packaging may end plastic waste for good

Casein-based food packaging isn’t just edible — it’s also more efficient than other types of packaging.

The 2018 Ubco 2x2 Electric Bicycle Can Take on All Types of Terrain

The latest version of Ubco’s unique dual-motor electric bicycle is equipped with 17″ tires suited for both on-road and off-road travel. It also has a …

8 Ways AI Will Transform Our Cities by 2030

How will AI shape the average North American city by 2030? A panel of experts assembled as part of a century-long study into the impact of AI thinks …