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STAT Plus: Mirati study results set new response bar for KRAS-blocking lung cancer drugs

2 hours ago   |   STAT

A pill from Mirati Therapeutics designed to block the cancer protein called KRAS shrank tumors in 45% of patients with advanced lung cancer, according to pooled results from...
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Perturbation-based gene regulatory network inference to unravel oncogenic mechanisms

2 days ago   |   Harvard

Daniel Morgan, Matthew Studham, Andreas Tjärnberg, Holger Weishaupt, Fredrik J Swartling, Torbjörn EM Nordling, and Erik LL Sonnhamm. 8/25/2020. “ Perturbation-based gene...
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STAT Plus: FDA pushes drug companies to include younger people in breast cancer drug trials 

2 days ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is pushing drug companies to include younger people in drug trials for breast cancer drugs - a boon for the more than 16,000...
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When cancer is an inspiration

When cancer is an inspiration

2 days ago   |   Science Museum

They call it the Emperor of All Maladies. Half of all people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and perhaps it is no wonder that the winner of the...
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Opinion: 3 ways to counter Covid-19's threat to community-based cancer care

3 days ago   |   STAT

Americans take great cancer care for granted. We pride ourselves on access to the best specialists and the most innovative medicines. And this January we learned of the...
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Publications from the Faden Lab demonstrate the clinical demographics, genomic and viromic landscapes of patients with multiple HPV+ head and neck cancers

4 days ago   |   Harvard

October 21, 2020 The incidence of HPV related head and neck cancers is increasing significantly in the United States. Concomitantly, we are now seeing patients present with, or...
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Can an apple extract a day keep the doctor away?

Can an apple extract a day keep the doctor away?

4 days ago   |   Quadram

Apples are one of the UK's favourite fruits, with each of us eating on average 2 or 3 of them every week. Their appeal is celebrated annually on Apple Day, October 21st, and...
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STAT Plus: CRISPR Therapeutics' CAR-T treatment shows encouraging results, but one death is tied to therapy

4 days ago   |   STAT

An off-the-shelf CAR-T cell therapy developed by CRISPR Therapeutics induced complete remissions in some patients with advanced B-cell lymphoma, but a patient death was also...
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Expert reaction to three studies of Tocilizumab to treat COVID patients

4 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Three studies, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , looked at the drug Tocilizumab to treat COVID-19 patients. Prof Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology...
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Mary Gergen, 1938-2020: Pioneer in Social Constructionism and Feminist Psychology

Mary Gergen, 1938-2020: Pioneer in Social Constructionism and Feminist Psychology

5 days ago   |   Social Science Space

Mary McCanny Gergen Social psychologist Mary Gergen, whose career explored the intersection of social constructionism, narrative studies, and feminist theories, and who was one...
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OSIRIS-REx captures treasure trove of samples from asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx captures treasure trove of samples from asteroid Bennu

After OSIRIS-REx's TAGSAM sample collector bumped into the soil of the asteroid Bennu, flight controllers repositioned the device to get a glimpse inside. They found it jam... Read more ...

More than 57 million Americans have already voted, suggesting a huge voter...

More than 57 million Americans have already voted, suggesting a huge voter turnout for 2020. But it's not clear who that would favor

Summary List Placement More than 57 million Americans have already voted with more than a week to go. The data comes from the US Elections Project which is run by Dr. Michael... Read more ...

The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon or Young Sheldon? Take our quote quiz and test...

The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon or Young Sheldon? Take our quote quiz and test your knowledge

Who said it - Sheldon, or Young Sheldon? The Big Bang Theory 's Sheldon Cooper has been a man of very many words, even when he was a youngster. In fact, spin-off show Young... Read more ...

Ameet Channa teams up with Rishi Rich for Ricky Reel justice track

Ameet Channa teams up with Rishi Rich for Ricky Reel justice track

One dark night in October 1997, young 20-year-old, Brunel University computer science student, Ricky Reel failed to return home after a night out with friends in Kingston Upon... Read more ...

NASA will share an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday. Listen...

NASA will share an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday. Listen to the announcement live

Summary List Placement NASA made a cryptic announcement this week: It has "an exciting new discovery" about the moon, but it's not going to reveal the finding just... Read more ...

SpaceX adds another 60 satellites to Starlink network

SpaceX adds another 60 satellites to Starlink network

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Saturday from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX successfully deployed 60 more Starlink internet satellites in orbit... Read more ...

Doomsday machine-like explosion seen booming from the Sun

Doomsday machine-like explosion seen booming from the Sun

A HUGE explosion from the surface of the Sun has been caught on camera by NASA satellites, with some claiming it looks like a 'Doomsday Machine' from the original Star Trek series. Read more ...

Archaeology news: Maya built water filtration system which would be...

Archaeology news: Maya built water filtration system which would be effective TODAY

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered a water filtration system in Mayan ruins which was so effective it would still be suitable for today, researchers have announced. Read more ...

NASA's Hubble spots intergalactic tug of war deep in the Universe

NASA's Hubble spots intergalactic tug of war deep in the Universe

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a spectacular tug of war between two galaxies which looks as if stars are cascading out of the centre of a star system. Read more ...

Bible archaeology news: Nails linked to crucifixion of Christ have BONES...

Bible archaeology news: Nails linked to crucifixion of Christ have BONES embedded in

NAILS which have been linked to the crucifixion of Christ have been found to have fragments of bone embedded in them, researchers have found. Read more ...