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Sierra Leone

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the 53-year-old construction worker's coat drapes around his shoulders to protect against the chilly air.<p>Deng has advanced cancer of the esophagus, a common form of cancer in China. He went …

Medicine

2018 Ferrari Portofino First Drive | Review

Before 2008, no roadgoing Ferrari had ever featured an eight-cylinder engine ahead of the driver, a dual-clutch automatic transaxle at the rear, direct fuel-injection, or a power-folding hardtop. All of those brand firsts showed up at once on the sweet-driving California, wrapped, sadly, in …

Italian Riviera

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment.<p>The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors to try new immunotherapy drugs that had …

Cancer

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS PDK Automatic Test | Review

Before you buy a new Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, you need to know a few things: 1) Drive it on a freeway in Los Angeles, and every dweeb in a lowered Honda Civic will want to race you; 2) The guy on the Pacific Coast Highway in his new black Ferrari F12tdf won’t even acknowledge your presence; 3) …

Steve McQueen

What will happen to men if the Y chromosome disappears?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Genetics

Negative mass particles forged in new laser device

In our everyday experience, if you push something, it moves away from you. But objects with negative mass would turn that basic principle on its head …

Scientists develop graphene sensors that could revolutionise the Internet of Things

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Photo Gallery

Porsche

Blood Red Skies Over China Explained 300 Years Later

On Sept. 10, 1770, the skies above China, Korea and Japan turned an eerie red, and for eight more nights these glowing red auroras lingered.<p>For …

2018 Mercedes-Benz / Mercedes-AMG S-class Coupe and Cabriolet First Drive | Review

Trying to come up with criticisms for any members of Mercedes-Benz’s S-class lineup can feel a bit like picking nits with a Monet painting—you’re nearly reduced to stabbing the canvas with a crayon just to find something worthy of complaint. Similarly, finding fault with the latest S-class coupe …

Mercedes-Benz

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

The Fascinating Link Between Gut Health and Cancer Treatment

Why do some therapies work wonders on some patients, but seem to have virtually no effect on others? Two fascinating new studies in <i>Science</i> shed light …

Microbiology

For Two Very Clever Reasons, the DB11 Volante Is the Best-Looking Convertible Available

“Volante is a name unique to Aston. It’s Italian for ‘flying,’ and it’s something that we attribute to all our open-top cars.” Aston Martin CEO Andy …

Peptide shield potentially leads to treatment that cancer can't resist

Proteins use the hedgehog signaling pathway to stimulate cells to grow and spread, so it's particularly active while humans (and all mammals) are …

When Hope Runs Out, Cancer Patients Are Making Their Own DIY Immunotherapy Treatments

Every generation has had its breakthrough that promised to, at long last, finally cure cancer, but this time around the chances of actually pulling …

Medicine

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

Cancer

Seattle researchers make science history by encoding Miles Davis, Deep Purple songs onto DNA

In a first for science, researchers from the University of Washington, Microsoft and Twist Bioscience have stored archival-quality recordings of …

Deep Purple

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Computing

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

Cancer

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are typically used to treat cancer, but they do not work for all patients with the disease. In a new …

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer

Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

The method, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), completely removed tumours in experimental models.<p>Current treatments like chemotherapy, …

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research.<p>There are too many experimental cancer drugs in too many clinical trials, and not enough …

Cancer

Government subsidises miracle cancer drug

Thousands of Australians fighting late-stage renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new miracle drug.<p>From Tuesday, the federal …

Cancer

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

Neuroscience

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

The approval of gene therapy for leukemia, expected in the next few months, will open the door to a radically new class of cancer treatments.<p>Companies and universities are racing to develop these new therapies, which re-engineer and turbocharge millions of a patient’s own immune cells, turning them …

Cancer