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Patient-partnered genomics study IDs immunotherapy as potential treatment for rare cancer

Angiosarcoma Project, a patient-partnered genomics study, identified immune checkpoint inhibition as a potential treatment option for patients with angiosarcomas of the head, face, neck, or scalp (HFNS), according to data presented at the fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, held Sept. 30-Oct. 3.

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The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism

Ignoring the dictum that if one is not of the left as a young person one has no heart, and not of the right in middle age one has no head, I have always been a conservative. I voted Republican most of the time, affiliated with the GOP, and served proudly as a political appointee under two Republican presidents. I bitterly opposed Donald Trump’s candidacy and dropped my Republican affiliation once

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor eksporterer vi vindmøllestrøm, vi selv kunne forbruge?

En læser undrer sig over, at vi eksporterer en masse strøm, når vi selv har et stort forbrug. Det svarer Danmarks Vindmølleforening på.

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New cancer vaccine shows early promise for patients with HER2-positive cancers

Treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with a HER2-targeted therapeutic, according to data from a phase I clinical trial.

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Bacterial therapy tolerable, shows early promise in patients with advanced solid tumors

A phase I clinical trial investigating the use of bacterial Clostridium novyi-NT spores as an injectable monotherapy had manageable toxicities and showed early clinical efficacy in patients with treatment-refractory solid tumor malignancies, according to new data.

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Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school

Scientists using machine learning — a type of artificial intelligence — with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given. The researchers from the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge say this reinforces the need for c

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Does workplace meditation actually work?

Roughly 22% of companies offer mindfulness training programs to their employees… but it doesn't appear to be paying off. Meditation itself can truly improve overall health and wellbeing. Yet that that doesn't translate to increased performance. Financial desire and the stresses of the regular office may be more of a motivator than achieving mindfulness. None It makes sense that the idea of harn

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Starwatch: Sirius bright and beautiful in the pre-dawn sky

Look south-east this week to see the fifth brightest object in our sky twinkling as it rises in the early hours Early risers this week will be rewarded with a stunning sight in the south-east. Sirius , the brightest star in the sky, will be rising in the hours before dawn. The chart shows the view to the south-east at 04:00BST. Overall, Sirius is the fifth brightest object in the sky. It is outsh

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Photos From the Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, near the city of Palu, also triggering a localized tsunami, which swept across coastal Palu and the surrounding area. The death toll has now been raised to 832, but authorities have warned they fear it could climb higher, as they begin to reach inaccessible areas. The quake and tsunami wiped out or damaged many roads

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Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Democrats for Kavanaugh Leak

As the FBI starts interviewing people who could have witnessed the alleged sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans are calling for an investigation to hold Democrats accountable for what they say has become a divisive and unnecessary public debate over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Kavanaugh. Senator Lindsey Graham , a South Carolina Republic

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The Limits of the FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe

On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the White House was not trying to interfere in a supplemental FBI background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations lodged against Kavanaugh by three women: “We trust the hardworking men and women of the FBI to do their jobs, and they will determine what will be included within that scope.” She did add, “I

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Geo-Adventuring, the Beginning: Marys Peak Marvels

We begin our adventures on one of the most geologically fascinating mountains in Oregon's Coast Range — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Midterm Time Capsule, 37 Days to Go: What Trump and Kavanaugh Have in Common

Brett Kavanaugh’s suitability to serve as a Supreme Court justice differs from Donald Trump’s suitability to serve as a president in some obvious ways. Kavanaugh has long previous legal experience, versus none in public office for Trump. For the past 12 years, Kavanaugh has held a job generally regarded as the closest thing to being on the Supreme Court—namely, a seat on the D.C. Circuit—and he h

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Why is it called a murder of crows?

In the English language, groups of animals often have interesting names. But a murder? It has to do with crow's scavenger-like nature… … but ornithologists are arguing that we change the name. None In a classic episode of The Simpsons , Homer destroys Marge's garden scarecrow and inadvertently becomes leader to the local crows. Marge is hesitant to share her bed with a "gang of crows," and Ho

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Why is Le Guin's hand-drawn map not as famous as her book?

Stevenson, Tolkien and Le Guin have all made maps to 'illustrate' their stories. Despite the iconic status of Le Guin's 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness , her hand-drawn map of planet Gethen is quite unknown. The map focuses on Karhide and Orgoryen, the two main nations on the frozen planet and the locus of the action in Left Hand . The map is half the story. Especially if the world in that s

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Musk escapes the worst, but Tesla still faces a bumpy roadElon Musk Tesla SEC

Tesla has promised to revolutionize the automobile, but the high-end electric car maker keeps hitting road blocks created by its founder Elon Musk's erratic behavior and considerable ego.

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UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate

The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell—distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies—laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.

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S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary.

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Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam has seized around a ton of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside dozens of boxes on a flight from Nigeria, state media reported, a haul highlighting the illegal wildlife trade routes connecting Africa and Southeast Asia.

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Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami

An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years.

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Typhoon Trami injures 50, readies direct hit on Japan mainland

A powerful typhoon hurtled toward Japan's mainland Sunday after injuring dozens on southern islands, as weather officials warned that fierce winds and torrential rain could trigger landslides and floods.

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Startups tackle Indian women's toilet woes

With her bladder fit to burst on a recent ride with an all-female motorbike club, Vidhi Malla chugged on her 350cc "Thunderbird" into a fancy highway eatery near New Delhi and rushed to the toilet.

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Elon Musk to resign as chair of Tesla board but remain CEOElon Musk Tesla SEC

Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as electric automaker Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20 million fine but stay on as CEO, US securities regulators said Saturday.

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Gassy cows are bad for the planet; could seaweed diet help?

The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet.

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New Titleholder For the Largest Bird of All Time

A reassessment of ancient bones has revealed a new identity for the largest bird to walk the Earth. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Oneness, Weirdness and Alienation

A new book about psychedelics conveys their subversive, estranging weirdness — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Major ingredient for life on Earth formed in deep space, claims new study

Scientists create interstellar icy grains in a super-cold experiment. They show that phosphates forms under these conditions. Phosphates are crucial building blocks in molecular biology. Life on Earth would not be possible without a key ingredient that came from an extraterrestrial source, claims new research. Scientists identified that phosphorus , an important component for life, was created in

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Study: how to give up your cake and eat it too

Researchers studied what people do when distributing items of unequal value. You may be more likely to get the item you want if you let the other person decide. Reciprocal generosity can let you "give up your cake and eat it too". People may be nicer than you think. A new study says that people are generally willing to give up something they want to appear generous. Let's say you've been circling

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Perspective: A Heart Device Can Save Lives, But Doctors Need To Explain The Downsides

A mechanical pump can be life-saving for heart failure patients or it can cause dangerous complications. Doctors can do a better job at explaining the reasons some patients may want to opt out. (Image credit: 7asmin via Wikimedia Commons)

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Matt's Air Conditioned Suit | Alaskan Bush People

To stay cool in the bush, Matt designs and builds an air conditioned space suit! Catch the 2 Hour Season Finale of ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE Sunday 9p on Discovery Channel. Stream Full Episodes of Alaskan Bush People: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaskan-bush-people/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskanBushPPL https://www.fa

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The trick to getting what you want most of the time

Researchers studied what people do when distributing items of unequal value. You may be more likely to get the item you want if you let the other person decide. Reciprocal generosity can let you "give up your cake and eat it too". People may be nicer than you think. A new study says that people are generally willing to give up something they want to appear generous. Let's say you've been circling

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Saturday Night Live Mocks Brett Kavanaugh the Frat Bro

It was telling that Saturday Night Live began the first sketch of its new season in the middle of the Senate’s recent hearing on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And revealing, too, that the cold open was concerned entirely with Kavanaugh, and not Christine Blasey Ford, who was mentioned but not depicted in the sketch. “We’ve heard from the alleged victim, but now it’s time to hear from

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SPIL Styr robotten Roberta og lær hvordan du koder

Du lægger ikke mærke til det. Men din mobiltelefon er proppet med linjevis af computerkode. Men hvad vil det egentlig sige at kode?

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Scientists Pinpoint Where Dark Matter Is Hiding in the Universe

A new map of dark matter all over the universe could reveal things scientists don't know about dark energy.

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How to record better audio on your phone

DIY Improve the sound of your videos. Your phone can capture audio…but it doesn't always sound very good. Here are the apps and gadgets you need to boost the recording quality.

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Why is Le Guin's hand-drawn map not as famous as her book?

Stevenson, Tolkien and Le Guin have all made maps to 'illustrate' their stories. Despite the iconic status of Le Guin's 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness , her hand-drawn map of planet Gethen is quite unknown. The map focuses on Karhide and Orgoryen, the two main nations on the frozen planet and the locus of the action in Left Hand . The map is half the story. Especially if the world in that s

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DEBAT: Hvordan får danske iværksættere mest muligt ud af data fra satellitterne?

Debatoplæg II: Op til en konference 8. oktober om Danmarks rumstrategi efterlyser Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet input til, hvad Danmark skal fokusere på som rumnation. Giv dit besyv med her.

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The Sisterly Bonds Forged by Nudism

To visit the Avatan Nudist Club in East Bethel, Minnesota, about 30 miles north of Minneapolis, you drive through the front gate and check in with a greeter in the office. She may or may not be wearing clothing. You disrobe alongside your car. Then, perhaps in the company of a pair of friendly naked tour guides, you walk the road that encircles the camp. You pass the main lodge, a swimming pool,

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Letters: ‘Cute, but Is It Really Worth Keeping?’

Throw Your Children’s Art Away “The point of life isn’t to prolong youth, but to have grown up,” Mary Townsend wrote recently, advocating for parents to throw away their children’s art. “That requires discarding things along the way, and enjoying the appropriate relief.” We have a framed picture of two sunflowers that my son, Sebastian, painted in elementary school. I would never discard that pic

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Elon Musk's SEC Lawsuit, Lyft’s Giveaway, and More Cars News

Plus, a secret cabal of flying car advocates, and a bridge that soldiers can build in 12 minutes.

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Holly Ridings On Breaking A Glass Ceiling At NASA

Holly Ridings, NASA's first-ever female chief flight director, weighs in on being a woman in the field with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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The Flight Of The Condors, And Their Audience

Hundreds of condor groupies flocked to a spot on the Utah-Arizona border to witness the annual release of young condors into the wild. (Image credit: George Andrejko/Courtesy, Arizona Game and Fish Department)

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How Tea Helped Women Sell Suffrage

Access to daily necessities has long been a priority for social-reform movements. As tea had been on British shopping lists since at least the early 17th century , Boston turned its harbor into a tea party to protest a tax on the quotidian beverage while lacking the ability to vote on that tax. When it came time for women to get the vote, tea played a role too. Women like the wealthy Alva Vanderb

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT 2100 Review: Our Favorite Workout Headphones

Plantronics finally updated my platonic ideal of wireless running headphones.

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These Stitched Photos of Greenland's Icebergs Are Sew Great

Adriene Hughes didn't just make beautiful images—she quilted over them to evoke how nature feels.

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New iPhones, a Heated Razor, and Oculus Quest: September's Best Gear

Plus an Alexa-enabled microwave, the GoPro Hero 7 Black, and more.

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We may not have found aliens yet because we’ve barely begun looking

A new calculation says SETI searches have combed the equivalent of a hot tub out of Earth’s oceans looking for extraterrestrial intelligence in space.

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Would Trump's "Space Force" Patrol the Moon?

The proposed new military branch could protect the “space commons” in the vicinity of Earth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Få alle nyheder fra den store diabeteskongres i Berlin

Dagens Medicin har to videnskabsjournalister klar til rapportere om ny forskning, når EASD-kongressen åbner i Berlin.

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Emotional intelligence at work: Why IQ isn’t everything

The difference between average and outstanding? Emotional intelligence. Your next job may depend on depend on your EQ… and not your IQ. Emotional intelligence shows how you can apply your smarts.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Function, But No Finesse

Samsung's Galaxy Watch puts old features in a new smartwatch.

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Math Titans Clash Over Epic Proof of the ABC Conjecture

Two mathematicians say they found a glaring hole in a proof that has convulsed the math community for years.

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The Book of Humans review – a smart update on human exceptionalism

From tool use to sex, so much of what we think divides us from other animals is wrong. Culture is the new front line, says a new book – but expect surprises

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Katte vs. rotter – rotterne vinder

Rotter er snu og undgår kattene. Katte er et dårligt, naturligt middel til at holde en rottebestand nede.

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This Was Never About Finding Out the Truth

Let us fully dispense with the polite fiction that last week’s Senate hearings on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh were intended to bring us closer to a common understanding of the truth. This entire affair is not about truth, but power—who will wield it, and at whose expense. The spectacle of these hearings called to mind an allegation of sexual assault from years ago, and its aftermath. One

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Tech Was Supposed to Be Society’s Great Equalizer. What Happened?

Subscribe to Crazy/Genius : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play Historians may look back at the early 21st century as the Gilded Age 2.0. Not since the late 1800s has the U.S. been so defined by the triad of rapid technological change, gaping economic inequality, and sudden social upheaval. Ironically, the digital revolution was supposed to be an equalizer. The early boosters of the

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Radiovært bygger kunstig intelligens: Den genkender allerede mine venner

På kun 10 dage lykkedes det vært på P1-programmet Digitalt, Chris Lehmann, at bygge en kunstig intelligens.

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The United States Could End the War in Yemen If It Wanted To

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, President Donald Trump signaled to Saudi Arabia that he would avoid criticizing its destabilizing actions in the Middle East. Instead, he blamed only Iran, the kingdom’s regional rival, for funding “havoc and slaughter.” Trump praised Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for pledging billions in aid and “pursuing multiple

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Why Nobel prizes fail 21st-century science

It is the ultimate accolade, but critics claim the award is now out of step with modern collaborative research methods A small group of scientists will achieve international stardom this week. They will learn they have won Nobel prizes in physiology, chemistry and physics, and their lives will be transformed. Each will win hundreds of thousands of pounds and they will be feted as infallible sages

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Five breakthroughs in restoring mobility

Technological advances and surgical developments are offering new hope to those with reduced or no mobility This week, two paraplegic patients were able to take steps again after researchers implanted an electrical device in their lower backs. Teams from the University of Louisville and the Minnesota Mayo Clinic used electrical stimulation to excite the spinal cord, helping signals from the brain

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How poetry can light up our darker moments

In this fast-moving technological world, lines of poetry can be food for the soul and help people with mental illness How can learning poetry by heart help us to be more grounded, happy, calm people? “Let me count the ways,” says Rachel Kelly, who has suffered from anxiety. Whenever she’s feeling wobbly, she finds reciting lines of poetry is grounding, validating and connects her to others who ha

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No-deal Brexit would stall the NHS medical revolution | Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome’s director offers a stark warning about the trust’s future in the UK Every year, about 100 babies in the UK are diagnosed with rare, soft-tissue cancers . Treating young babies with chemotherapy and surgery is difficult and dangerous, but a new way of understanding these tumours using genomics offers hope. Researcher Sam Behjati devotes his work to decoding the DNA of rare childhood cance

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Dødtræt efter junkfood: Derfor trænger du til en lur efter et tungt måltid

Når maven har fået noget at arbejde med, sender kroppen en række signaler op til hjernen, der gør dig klar til at sove, forklarer forsker.

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Mobile device by UCLA enables easy prediction and control of harmful algal blooms

UCLA researchers have developed an inexpensive and portable device that can analyze water samples immediately, which would provide marine biologists with real-time insight about the possibility that the algal blooms could occur in the area they're testing. That, in turn, would allow officials who manage coastal areas to make better, faster decisions about, for example, closing beaches and shellfis

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Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school

Scientists using machine learning — a type of artificial intelligence — with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given.The researchers from the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge say this reinforces the need for ch

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Cancer Immunotherapy Conference features latest research on response, resistance, treatment

The Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, to be held in New York, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, will feature cutting-edge research studies from around the world that endeavor to answer urgent questions in the field of cancer immunotherapy to advance progress more rapidly for patients.

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Bacterial therapy tolerable, shows early promise in patients with advanced solid tumors

A phase I clinical trial investigating the use of bacterial Clostridium novyi-NT spores as an injectable monotherapy had manageable toxicities and showed early clinical efficacy in patients with treatment-refractory solid tumor malignancies, according to data presented at the Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, held Sept. 30-O

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New cancer vaccine shows early promise for patients with HER2-positive cancers

Treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with a HER2-targeted therapeutic, according to data from a phase I clinical trial presented at the Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, held Sept. 30-O

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Elon Musk's SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Musk loses some control over the electric carmaker—and his Twitter account.

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Elon Musk’s Fait Accompli

Two days after the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Elon Musk for securities fraud related to misleading tweets about Tesla, Musk and Tesla have reached an agreement with the SEC. The settlement allows Musk to stay on as CEO, but requires him to relinquish the role of Chairman of the Board, and not to seek that post again for three years. In addition, Musk must pay $20 million in fines and

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EPA To Dissolve Office Of Science Advisor

As part of a broader reorganization, the EPA will eliminate the science advisor role created to counsel acting EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler. Critics fear the move is a further demotion of scientific research.

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Unveiling the mechanism protecting replicated DNA from degradation

Researchers have succeeded in depleting AND-1, a key protein for DNA replication, by using a recently developed conditional protein degradation system. Consequently, they were able to gain unprecedented access to the mechanism behind how AND-1 works during DNA replication and cell proliferation in vertebrate cells, demonstrating that AND-1 has two different functions during DNA replication mediate

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First-born children more likely to learn about sex from parents

Birth order may play a significant role in how children learn about sex, especially for boys, according to a new study.

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Getting Ready for the 2018 Nobel Prizes

Getting Ready for the 2018 Nobel Prizes Beginning early Monday morning, Inside Science will cover the discoveries behind the three most anticipated science prizes of the year. nobel2018_top.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics Culture Friday, September 28, 2018 – 16:45 Chris Gorski, Editor (Inside Science) — It's almost

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Most effective treatment approaches for uveitic macular edema

Injections of corticosteroids directly into the eye are superior to those placed adjacent to the eye for treating uveitic macular edema, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, a new research study has found.

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Hurricane Rosa weakens rapidly off Mexico

Hurricane Rosa rapidly lost strength off the coast of Mexico on Saturday as it moved towards Baja California, the US National Hurricane Center said.

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Virtual reality unleashes full power of top UK orchestra

London's Royal Festival Hall is putting visitors centre-stage with one of the world's top orchestras, using cutting-edge technology amid claims it will transform the arts and entertainment industries.

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The scandals bedevilling Facebook

Facebook is at the centre of controversy yet again after admitting that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers.

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Toyota warns no-deal Brexit would stall output at UK plant

Japanese car giant Toyota on Saturday warned that a no-deal Brexit would temporarily halt production at its plant in Derby, central England.

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Indonesia tsunami death toll nears 400, expected to rise

Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 6 meters (20 feet), killing hundreds on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

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Tesla's challenges extend beyond CEO's uncertain futureElon Musk Tesla SEC

Elon Musk's murky future as Tesla Motors' CEO amid a securities fraud lawsuit isn't the only cloud hanging over the electric car maker.

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Green mango peel: A slick solution for oil-contaminated soils

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating oil sludge in contaminated soil according to new research.

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NEWS ANALYSIS: More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add Up

A Cornell food scientist’s downfall could reveal a bigger problem in nutrition research.

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From Phone Books to Smart Phones: How Hurricane Preparedness Has Changed Since Hugo

Emergency response shifted with the technology available to scientists and citizens alike — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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