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Scientists Develop Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in People With Early-Stage Cancers - 08/16/2017

Liquid biopsy for cancer<p>Credit: Reprinted with permission from Victor Velculescu et al., Science Translational Medicine 2017<p>Share Fast Facts<p>Blood …

Cancer

AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps …

Machine Learning

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer

By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy …

Cancer

How a Paraplegic User Commands This Exoskeleton: "Alexa, I'm Ready to Walk"

An exoskeleton from Bionik Labs now uses Amazon Echo's voice-control system Photo: Bionik MediaFor a person who’s been navigating the world in a …

Robotics

A Cancer “Atlas” to Predict How Patients Will Fare - MIT Technology Review

Understanding the genetic changes in tumors that distinguish the most lethal cancers from more benign ones could help doctors better treat …

Cancer

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue …

Breakthroughs

Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar …

Clean Energy

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children

Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the …

How a nutrient, glutamine, can control gene programs in cells

The 200 different types of cells in the body all start with the same DNA genome. To differentiate into families of bone cells, muscle cells, blood …

New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight

Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to …

Physics

Scottish Biotech gets €4M from Horizon 2020 for Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapy

<b>TC Biopharm has just received the largest award of its kind to develop allogeneic gamma-delta T cell therapies for various cancers.</b><p>Based in Glasgow, …

Cancer

Machine learning tackles quantum error correction

(Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently …

Quantum Mechanics

A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in …

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue<p>A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say.<p>The new …

Biotechnology

New cancer drug reduces tumor size by 'up to 50 percent'

New research from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom investigates the way in which cancer takes over certain cell types and uses …

Cancer

Researchers identify neurons that control brain's body clock

Neurons in the brain that produce the pleasure-signaling neurotransmitter dopamine also directly control the brain's circadian center, or "body …

Drug companies flock to supercharged T-cells in fight against autoimmune disease

Researchers target suppressive cells to keep the body from attacking itself.<p>Researchers in both academia and industry are turning to …

Medicine

Simulations signal early success for fractal-based retinal implants

Computer simulations of electrical charges sent to retinal implants based on fractal geometry have University of Oregon researchers moving forward …

Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

Analysis finds website can fulfill 99% of requests for scholarly papers

Research

Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040

LONDON — Scrambling to combat a growing air pollution crisis, Britain announced on Wednesday that sales of new diesel and gas cars would reach the end of the road by 2040, the latest step in Europe’s battle against the damaging environmental impact of the internal combustion engine.<p>Britain’s plans …

Climate

Scientists edit human embryos for first time in the U.S.

Researchers in Oregon have become the first in the U.S. to edit the genome of human embryos, MIT Technology Review reports.<p><b>Shoukhrat Mitalipov of</b> …

Genetics

Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells

Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma …

Cancer

New discovery could reverse tissue damage caused by heart attacks

A new discovery by University of Bristol scientists helps to explain how cells which surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood …

Novartis Scores Major Phase III Win with New Cardiovascular Drug

Melanie De Almeida on 22/06/2017<p>From The Clinic<p><b>Novartis just announced that its anti-inflammatory drug, canakinumab, was able to clear a 10,000-plus</b> …

Pharma

Conflict of interest notion removed from Romania's Criminal Law

Romania’s President <b>Klaus Iohannis</b> promulgated last week the law that takes “conflict of interest” for public servants out of the Criminal Law. The …

Criminal Law

Romanian media mogul released conditionally

Romanian media mogul Dan Voiculescu, the owner of the Antena 1 and Antena 3 TV stations, was released conditionally on Tuesday, July 18. The …

Corruption

Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission

For the third time in recent years, a child born with H.I.V. has been found free of the virus for a long period after a high dose of treatment early in life.<p>The discovery has raised anew the hope that early treatment, in some cases, may allow an infected person’s immune system to defeat the virus. …

Medicine

Linux on System Z

Linux is an operating system whose kernel was developed by Linus Torvalds and initially distributed in 1991. Linux has evolved to become a widely …

Linus Torvalds

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler

Medical researchers report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with …

The Brain