In a long term research conducted at the Houston Methodist Hospital, researchers have found effective results using a combination of ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ and chemotherapy. The team registered over 90 percent success rate in treatment of prostate cancer by triggering body’s immune system response. By introducing a modification in few cancer cells, the medical research team at Houston Methodist Hospital was able to achieve good results for patients suffering from prostate cancer.
Nothing is going in favor of restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill. Illness cases linked to E. coli outbreak are rising, shares of the company are dropping and people are avoiding its restaurants. Now, Boston College announced on Monday that over 20 of its students, including eight of its men’s basketball players, have fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant.
It is not known whether the Boston College illness cases are linked to E. coli outbreak of Denver-headquartered restaurant chain that has sickened more than 50 individuals in nine US states.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday gave its approval to an experimental drug by Genentech meant for patients with a particular type of lung cancer that has very few treatment options.
The company announced that Alecensa won FDA’s approval for the use in patients with advance non-small lung cancer. Patients with this lung cancer have a mutation in a gene called ALK.
Recent results of a trial revealed that oncologists can now offer post-menopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) anastrozole and tamoxifen to prevent recurrence of breast cancer.
Results from two randomized trials showed that selection of any of the drug can be a good choice for the majority of patients, said researchers. The conclusions were given after studying results of placebo-controlled trials that involved around 4,200 patients.
A three-member crew, wedged elbow to elbow in a capsule, has safely returned from the International Space Station (ISS) after a five-month mission. The tiny Soyuz capsule carrying the astronauts softly landed on earth on Friday night.
The land location was in the northeast of Dzhezkazgan town in Kazakhstan. The three astronauts who came back to earth are: NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, JAXA’s Kimiya Yui andRussian Federation Space Agency’s Oleg Kononenko. It was the first time when a crewed-capsule returned from the space station after sunset.
A NASA engineer said a Death Star can be built by using materials that are already in space, such as asteroids. It is possible to construct the Empire’s ultimate weapon, which is capable of destroying a planet, without launching costly sources to the space, as per the engineer.
Brian Muirhead, chief engineer at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said the death star seen in Star Wars movies was very costly because to build it a bunch of stuff was launched. Adding to that, it was destroyed by rebels two times, Muirhead added.
Greenpeace activists attempted another public stunt on Friday to make negotiators agree on a powerful accord. The green activist poured yellow paint around a famous roundabout to transform it into the Sun.
Greenpeace activists used bikes to pour the paint on the cobblestone street the paint got spread by the passing vehicles, which made it appear like sun when seen from the sky.
They wanted to paint the sun, to force the French government to accelerate the development of the use of renewable energy in the country and majorly the solar power.
It’s December and with the start of the holiday season people have been exchanging gifts and presents with their loved ones. And now, a present all the way from our solar system is on its way for the earthlings. It is the annual Geminid meteor shower that will lighten up skies this weekend.
Astronomers call it as the best meteor shower in past years because of the number of meteors it produces. This year’s annual show will start on Sunday evening into Monday morning.
China’s capital Beijing has been covered in a thick blanket of hazardous smog. While on one hand smog has forced the residents to stop use of vehicles for commuting due to pollution, on the other sales of electric cars have picked up pace in the city.
Beijing issued the first three-day pollution ‘red alert’ on Monday. The measures to combat the hazardous smog adopted by officials included limiting the use of conventional petrol-powered and hybrid cars to alternate days.
A team of researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom, has recently developed a novel power generating system that uses your urine to produce electricity.
According to its makers, the new pair of extraordinary socks can store up to 648 milliliters of urine, i.e. almost 22 ounces. This urine is stored in the socks using integrated tubes, said researchers.