Nazneen Rahman

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Immunotherapy

To Get Girls Into Coding, Nonprofit Looks to Historic Inspiration

Will Ada Lovelace and Ayanna Howard ever be talked about in schools alongside Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?<p>A nonprofit called Girls Who Code wants to …

Middle School

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

The woman leading the way for Rohingya at a Bangladesh camp

The first local election at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh ended with half of chosen representatives being women.<p><b>Nayapara camp, Bangladesh -</b> Romeda Begum's victory speech was neither long nor captivating.<p>"It was my first experience talking to a large crowd," said the 26-year-old, recalling …

NGOs

Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.

If corporations want to be treated like people then they should be punished like them, too.<p>It is not often that you see a politician put a stake in the ground, run a big bright flag up it, and declare that this is where I stand, dammit. This is what Senator Professor Warren, a daughter of Oklahoma, …

Middle-class

Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers

A young programming language for machine learning is on the rise and could be soon gunning for Python.<p><i>Video: What programming languages do you need</i> …

Programming

Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.<p>“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our …

Aretha Franklin

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'

<b>A potential treatment for sudden liver failure could cut the need for transplants, say scientists at the University of Edinburgh.</b><p>The liver has an incredible natural ability to repair itself, but this can be lost in some injuries including severe drug overdoses.<p>The therapy is a cancer drug that …

Medicine

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first generic version of EpiPen, providing new competition that could help drive down the cost of a lifesaving product that had become a notorious symbol of high drug prices.<p>The generic copy is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, and will …

EpiPen

The Two Sides of the Artificial Intelligence Coin

The growth of artificial intelligence in recent years has been astounding -- yet AI is still in the very early stages of growth. Where are we today …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Safeguard Your “Data Lake” for Better Decision Making

In this special guest feature, Mike Vogt, Data Practice Lead at SPR Consulting, believes it is absolutely critical for organizations that deal with …

Management

An Insights to the Myasthenia Gravis Drugs and Market

In the Global Myasthenia Gravis Drugs Market, pharmaceutical companies are facing many challenges like price, regulatory constraints, and competition …

South-east Asia

The Ebola Vaccine Approved by the DR Congo Gov

After confirmation of three deaths from the Ebola virus, WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. With 52 suspected cases of Ebola, DR Congo’s …

Disease

Watch the moment in rural Alabama when Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76 in her home in Detroit, was an icon of strength and power for her feminist/civil-rights anthem “Respect.” She won 18 Grammys, sold more than 75 million records, and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone …

Aretha Franklin

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a …

Cancer Cells

Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections

Methyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have …

Neuroscience

The first gene-silencing drug wins FDA approval

The FDA just approved the first drug that works via RNA interference.

Protein

Cancer Genome Atlas reveals ‘splicing’ weakness in tumors

Researchers have discovered cancer-specific molecular changes that could inform the development of new cancer treatments.<p>Gunnar Rätsch, professor of …

Cancer Cells

Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?

<b>Q. My father died of pancreatic cancer, and my understanding is that one of the reasons it is so deadly is that it is usually found when it is fairly advanced. Is there a routine screening for this cancer?</b><p><b>A.</b> Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, …

Cancer

Wachtel Award Honors Two Innovative Cancer Researchers

Neville Sanjana (left), Tom Misteli, Omer Yilmaz, Yevgeniya Nusinovich, and AAAS CEO Rush Holt at the Wachtel Awards ceremony at the National …

Cancer

Diana Ross Makes History With New Dance Remix No.1

Diana Ross has created history, as the legendary entertainer climbs to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with ‘I’m Coming Out’/Upside Down …

Music

Meet Peru's First Women Porters

TravelWomen of Impact<p>These trailblazing Peruvians are breaking the glass mountain as the first and only women to work as official porters on the Inca Trail.<p>The Andes Mountains are breathtaking: the iconic history, the rugged alpine vistas, the air thinner than a whisper. It’s a landscape that …

South America

Lyme in 50 States: Disease-Spreading Ticks Found in New Locations

Lyme disease is rising even in regions where the disease used to be rare.<p>Getty Images<p>A recent study raises questions about the spread of Lyme disease …

Disease

Expert Talk: Data Science vs. Data Analytics vs. Machine Learning

Data science, analytics, and machine learning are growing at an astronomical rate and companies are now looking for professionals who can sift …

Data Science

Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes

Clinical malaria cases in Burkina Faso drop by 12% after trial of nets treated with new chemical combination<p>A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found.<p>A two-year clinical trial in Burkina …

Mosquitoes

A hippie musician's tasty collection of audio gear (and guitars)

Audiophile

‘It made me question my ancestry’: does DNA home testing really understand race?

I began to think my grandmother had had an affair, even my mother. My imagination ran riot. I wouldn’t do it again<p>For those who are already discriminated against​​, having their genome used against them​ may have serious implications<p>Let’s be ­honest, these companies are using ­ethnicity as a nice, …

Genealogy

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. Here's why that's dangerous.

Are you allergic to penicillin? If so, are you sure about that?<p>It's surprisingly common for people to wrongly think they have a penicillin allergy - and that misconception can be dangerous for their health.<p>Ten percent of all patients in the United States claim to have a penicillin allergy. Of those …

Microbiology