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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a "historic action" — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.<p>The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells …

Cancer

New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …

18 Books to Read Before College (Or Long After)

Throughout history, college has served not only as preparation for professional life, but also as a period of intense personal growth. It’s often the …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

20150505 - Humans To Mars Summit 2015

The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.<p>Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:<p>The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected …

At least one in three Europeans can be exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment

Copenhagen and Haifa, 30 April 2015<p>(Amended on 1 May 2015)<p>About one third of the 900 million people in the WHO European Region live in countries that …

Facebook Expands Internet.org Following Developers' Criticism

Facebook announced Monday that more developers will now be able to create their own mobile content for Internet.org, the project that aims to provide …

Mimas Stares Back

The great eye of Saturn's moon Mimas, a 130-kilometer-wide (80-mile) impact crater called Herschel, stares out from the battered moon. Several …

Saturn

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

The 15 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. (based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price), including approximate unsubsidized cost.

Phones

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