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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 …

Cancer

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune …

Immunotherapy

Japan moves to fast-track innovative stem cell therapy with first trials on human hearts

With the ability to be coaxed into different kinds of mature cell types, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) hold all kinds of potential in the …

Nobel Prize

Retirement Calculator | How much do you need to retire? | Nerdwallet

How can you get ready for retirement?<p>Here are some ways to boost your retirement readiness — whether you’re behind on your goals or are on track but …

Retirement

Cutting-edge treatment heralds era of cancer genetics | Financial Times

A year ago the US Food and Drug Administration approved the world’s first “tissue-agnostic” treatment, based on a cancer’s genetic features rather …

Cancer

These Facials Show You Every Gross Thing Hiding In Your Pores

We’re grown accustomed to paying a couple hundred dollars here and there for deep-cleaning facials at the hands of a professional. But do you ever …

Skin Care

'I’m nothing but compost’: Bill Murray on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein

The last time I met Bill Murray things got rather physical rather quickly. It was the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party and I was about to leave, bloated with celebrity sightings and starting to suffer from indigestion. But as I walked out I saw a man arrive who made me turn around and go right back in.<p>…

Bill Murray

What's your brand archetype?

Building a brand that really connects with your customers can seem like an uphill struggle, with more than a little guesswork thrown in for good …

Graphic Design

We're Not Prepared for the Coming Genetic Revolution

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Genetics

EPA used disavowed research to justify putting dirtier trucks on the road

At a time when acts of defiance against the Trump administration are ​​​​routine in Sacramento, the rebuke that breezed through the California Assembly this month still came as a jolt. Even Trump loyalists in the chamber joined in.<p>The message to the administration was clear: Forget about your plan …

Trucking

Stop popping your pimples

Dermatologists warn against it, even if it’s super duper satisfying.<p>The only good thing about getting a zit is popping it. You see the bulging spot appear, expand, then evolve into a fully-formed, nasty, white-headed little sucker. Now, finally, after days of trying to hide the thing, you can lance …

Skin Care

Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

While viruses are best known for causing disease and suffering, scientists have recently designed a way to use them as a force for good in the fight …

Immunotherapy

Robots can build entire cities almost for free. These architects are making it happen.

Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Gilles Retsin are literally setting the foundations for an architecture of the future. They are co-founders of the Design …

Architecture

Amazon Wants You to Shop at Amazon as Long as You Follow the Rules It Doesn't Tell You About

Amazon has swallowed retail, and now has begun banning and threatening to ban what it deems to be problematic customers.<p><i>S. A. Applin, Ph.D. is an anthropologist whose research explores the domains of human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems and sociability. You</i> …

eCommerce

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Happiness

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Offering a new genomic editing tool that’s …

Genetics

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Is Dreaming Real?

When you’re lucid, it can feel so real the distinction ceases to matter.<p>“The farther away I go,” Alex wrote, “the closer I’ll be to you.”<p>A week …

Mind

What Stem Cells Really Are + How To Boost Them Naturally

The results of a new study showing that fasting for 24 hours boosted the stem cell activity in mice recently blasted the headlines of every major …

Wellness

The Anti-Ageing Skincare Ingredient Well Worth Getting to Know

<i>Peptide</i> is one of those words that you regularly see on face creams and serum labels. Beauty brands often highlight the ingredient as an all-singing, …

Skin Care

Oil and car companies are suddenly investing in electric vehicles. Here’s why.

As gasoline prices soar, electric vehicles shift into high gear.<p>Game-changing advances in batteries are happening so fast that, this week, oil giant …

Electric Vehicles

We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Genetics

Genome Editor CRISPR Targets AIDS Virus HIV

HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage (via Liza Gross)<p>Thanks to genome-editing system CRISPR/Cas9, Japanese researchers …

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Renewable Energy

New antibiotic found in tobacco flowers tears into superbugs

The world is in desperate need of new antibiotics, as bacteria continue to evolve and develop resistance to the ones we have. Now, researchers at La …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study

The intervention by Scott Pruitt’s aides came after one White House official warned the findings would cause a ‘public relations nightmare.'<p>Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump …

Obama Administration

Genomic Medicine: Catch The Gene Therapy Wave

Genomic medicine is the future of healthcare. Spawned by the Human Genome Project (“HGP”), this precise and personal approach to medicine is an …

Here comes a more precise version of CRISPR

The first company to go after human disease with a more precise genome-editing tool called base editing, Beam Therapeutics, launched today.<p><b>The</b> …

Genetics