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First-in-class cancer drug approved to fight melanoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first cancer drug to inhibit a protein — called MEK — that acts in a pathway that fuels …

Genome of frog-killing fungus sequenced

<b>CORNELL (US) —</b> Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 29 strains of a fungus that is responsible for the mass killing of amphibians around the …

Biology

Spring will be coldest in 50 years, Met Office says

<b>This spring is on track to be the coldest for more than 50 years, provisional Met Office figures suggest.</b><p>This month has seen lower than average temperatures and it has been wetter than usual, forecasters said.<p>The UK's mean temperature for spring - based on figures from 1 March to 28 May - is …

How to avoid brain cell ‘traffic jams’

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> Defects in a protein that controls the speed at which materials move through brain cells can lead to deadly “pileups,” like those …

Neuroscience

No-calorie sweetener may alter metabolism

<b>WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Although sucralose, a popular artificial sweetener, has no calories, it can modify how the body handles sugar.<p>In a …

Diabetes

Genetically-engineered mosquitoes find humans less attractive

Scientists worked with Aedes aegypti, which transmits dengue and yellow fever. Modified mosquitoes showed a reduced preference for humans’ …