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From smart toothbrushes to cancer, Philips bets big on software Reuters

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:28:00 +0100

© REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/File Photo A Philips logo is seen at Philips headquarters in Amsterdam These days the average researcher at Philips (PHG.AS) is more likely to be a software developer than an product engineer, reflecting a transformation at the former Dutch conglomerate that its chief executive says will gather pace.



'Rock star' scientists awarded $25 million in Breakthrough Prizes

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:25:00 +0100

On Sunday, Silicon Valley doled out one of the biggest payouts in science. This year, the Breakthrough Foundation awarded $25 million to geneticists, biologists, physicists, and mathematicians for groundbreaking work in their fields. The foundation also presented 10 fledgling researchers with....



Did interbreeding with wolves prepare Tibetan Mastiffs for the high life?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:25:00 +0100

Most organisms on Earth would languish if they ventured into the extremely high-altitude and low-oxygen conditions on the Tibetan Plateau. But, alongside humans, one domestic dog breed successfully adapted to that harsh environment that reaches an elevation of over 16,000 feet.



Research Reports Initiated on Healthcare Stocks BriaCell Therapeutics, IntelGenx Technologies, Cronos Group, and Pediapharm

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:23:00 +0100

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2016 / Active Wall St. announces the list of stocks for today's research reports. Pre-market the Active Wall St. team provides the technical coverage impacting selected stocks trading on the Toronto Exchange and belonging under the Biotechnology industry.



Muse bio appoints proven biotech industry executive and innovator, Kevin Ness, as CEO

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:22:00 +0100

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Muse bio, a privately-held company leading the development of next-generation genome engineering technologies, today announced that Dr. Kevin Ness has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.



What Women with Breast Cancer Should Know About Estrogens

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:22:00 +0100

are fueled in part by estrogens. Eighty percent of those cancers One treatment for women whose breast cancer is fueled by estrogen – or what is often called estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer – is for them to take drugs that block estrogens. But estrogens have benefits that should be considered.



Nurse who stole painkiller from cancer patient gets 100 hours community service

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:16:00 +0100

KITCHENER A nurse who stole a painkiller from an elderly woman dying of cancer received a suspended sentenced and two years probation. Justice Elliott Allen also sentenced 36-year-old Kelly Reinhart to 100 hours of community service in a Kitchener courtroom Tuesday.



Biotechnology company receives funding

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:15:00 +0100

ENYO Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for viral infections, has announced that it has received a grant of €2.5m. ENYO Pharma’s MIMESIS project applied for the June 2016 funding cut-off under the topic ‘Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to market’.



Denise Albert 'violated' by LAX TSA agents who tried to perform 'body search in public'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:12:00 +0100

The moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by TSA agents who patted down her medical port and 'tried to perform a body cavity search in public' Radio show host Denise Albert was traveling through LAX on Sunday; She said she notified TSA about a medical port and....



Sobi and Horizon Pharma enter five-year distribution agreement for Ravicti® and Ammonaps® outside the United States

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:11:00 +0100

Ravicti and Ammonaps are authorised by the European Commission and are indicated for the treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD). "We are happy to build on our successful relationship with Horizon Pharma to support providing treatment to people living with UCDs", says Alan Raffensperger , Chief....



Dr. Roach: Follow medical team’s plan for pancreatic cancer treatment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:11:00 +0100

DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother-in-law is 57 and has pancreatic cancer the size of a golf ball. He is on his second chemo treatment. The doctors first want to shrink the tumor. They eventually want to take out the tumor. Do you think this is wise? He does not have cancer anyplace else in his body.



Number of cancer patients waiting longer than two months for life-saving treatment has DOUBLED in five years

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:06:00 +0100

‘The Tories are failing patients and much more needs to be done to ensure that patients get the cancer care they desperately need without delays.’ The last time that the target was met was December 2015 – the only occasion in nearly three years when 85 per cent of patients had been seen within two months.



Job seeker is rebuffed for negotiating

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:00 +0100

Dear Amy: I am a 34-year-old man working in risk management, seeking a mid- to senior-level position in my profession. Recently, I had a wonderful panel interview with a billion-dollar health care company. It could not have gone better. I was thrilled to receive a voicemail a day after the interview requesting a call back.



Labcyte Announces Collaboration with Notable Labs to Apply Functional Cancer Cell Screening to Help Clinicians Individualize Patient Care

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:00 +0100

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--( and Notable Labs today announced a collaboration to apply the unique capabilities of Labcyte’s revolutionary Echo® acoustic liquid handling technology to screen individual cancer patients’ tumor cells. This functional screening identifies which available drugs or....



Brenda O'Farrell: A story about a yellow house and making a difference

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:00 +0100

Debbie Magwood was in her 20s when she was diagnosed with cancer. What goes through your mind on a day like that? A lot, she explained during an interview last week, but what she remembers most is a feeling that she was going to use the diagnosis. It seemed like a strange choice of words: “use the diagnosis.



'Priceless' trees stolen from Kinnoull Woodland Park

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:58:00 +0100

Image copyright Forest Enterprise Scotland. Thieves have stolen five "extremely rare" Serbian trees from woodland near Perth. Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) said the picea omorika trees had no commercial value, but were a "priceless component" of a conservation project.



Who owns CRISPR - one of the most important genetic inventions of our time? The Verge 7 mins ago

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:57:00 +0100

© Provided by The Verge. It’s hard to believe that a patent hearing would be so popular, but the line to get into Hearing Room A at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning stretched into a crowd of almost 100 people.



Father and son lead Holstein bull proofs

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:55:00 +0100

Kings-Ransom Erdman has retained the top spot in the latest Holstein bull proof run with a profitable lifetime index (PLI) of £659. He is just ahead of his own son, United-Pride Erdman Evan (PLI £647). According to AHDB Dairy, which compiles the genetic index figures, it is the first time in recent memory a father and son have topped the list.



Campaign launched against secondhand smoke

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:54:00 +0100

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Women’s Union, in coordination with Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund under the Ministry of Health, officially launched a communication campaign on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke at a ceremony in Hanoi on December 6. The campaign, titled "Protect yourself and your loved....



Invitae Adds Two Genes, Offers Faster Turnaround Time for Its Breast Cancer STAT Panel

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:52:00 +0100

-- Now providing a faster and more comprehensive panel for patients with breast cancer who need rapid test results to guide surgical decisions-- , a genetic information company, today announced the expansion of its Breast Cancer STAT Panel with the addition of two important breast cancer....



Canadian-based Delivra Corp. Leads Charge Against Opioid-Based Pain Relief and Addiction with Topical Cannabis and other Pharmaceutical Product Lines

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:52:00 +0100

Canada’s health minister calls for action to fight the worrisome tide of opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths in Canada. Delivra is a Canadian-born pain relief solution that is taking to the front lines in this fight with non-addictive cannabis-based product lines.



Technical Reports on Biotech Equities -- Jazz Pharma, Anthera Pharma, ProNAi Therapeutics, and AveXis

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:52:00 +0100

From its peak in July 2015, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Sector Index fell roughly 37% to reach a level equal to what it saw at the start of 2014. While it is down by approximately 14% for the year, it has still out-performed other market sectors, beating the NASDAQ Composite by 86.3% and the S&P 500 by 175.



tnAcity Data Presented at SABCS Evaluates the Investigational Use of ABRAXANE® as First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:52:00 +0100

SUMMIT, N.J., Dec 07, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Celgene Corporation today announced that the results of its randomized phase II tnAcity trial of ABRAXANE [®] for injectable suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) will be presented at the 2016 San....



Global Central Nervous System (CNS) Biomarkers Market Outlook 2019

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:49:00 +0100

Biomarkers are used to indicate the biological state of a process, pathogenic process or therapeutic action. Biomarkers facilitate understanding the development of a chronic disease, relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and identification of subgroups of people who are relatively at high risk of developing disease.



Compugen Discloses its Cancer Immunotherapy Program Targeting TIGIT Immune Checkpoint

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:41:00 +0100

At the recent Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, the Company disclosed data demonstrating that the CGEN-15029/PVRIG immune checkpoint, discovered by Compugen represents a new inhibitory component of the known TIGIT axis. Data was also presented that strongly support combining....



Technical Reports on Biotech Equities -- Jazz Pharma, Anthera Pharma, ProNAi Therapeutics, and AveXis

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:41:00 +0100

). From its peak in July 2015 AVXS , the NASDAQ Biotechnology Sector Index fell roughly 37% to reach a level equal to what it saw at the start of 2014. While it is down by approximately 14% for the year, it has still out-performed other market sectors, beating the NASDAQ Composite by 86.3% and the S&P 500 by 175.



The CRISPR Pioneers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:40:00 +0100

BY ALICE PARK. Dr. Carl June’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania looks like any other biology research hub. There are tidy rows of black-topped workbenches flanked by shelves bearing boxes of pipettes and test tubes. There’s ad hoc signage marking the different workstations.



Cancer survivor shares experience with Salman

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:38:00 +0100

Manama: A 12-year-old girl, dubbed the ambassador of cancer fighters in Saudi Arabia, said that she felt her dream had come true when King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz accepted her book in which she narrated her experience with the disease. Sharifa Al Haqbani made a buzz on social media in Saudi Arabia and....



Compugen : Discloses its Cancer Immunotherapy Program Targeting TIGIT Immune Checkpoint

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:37:00 +0100

HOLON, Israel, December 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN [http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CGEN ]), a leading predictive drug discovery company, disclosed today CGEN-15137, its cancer immunotherapy program for TIGIT. TIGIT is an immune checkpoint in the B7/CD28 family which has....



AveXis : Technical Reports on Biotech Equities -- Jazz Pharma, Anthera Pharma, ProNAi Therapeutics, and AveXis

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:37:00 +0100

NEW YORK, December 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stock-Callers.com presents four Biotech equities for review, namely: Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: JAZZ), Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH), ProNAi Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNAI), and AveXis Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS).



A handful of nuts a day could slash risk of heart disease, cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:35:00 +0100

The study by Imperial College London has shown that those consuming at least 20g of nuts daily had far lower risks from major diseases, telegraph.co.uk reported. Eating such an amount the equivalent of a handful a day cut the chance of heart disease by nearly 30 percent, the risk of cancer by 15 percent, and that of premature death by 22 percent.



Hanover staff and residents raise over £13K for Macmillan Liverpool Echo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:27:00 +0100

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc. Staff and residents from 60 retirement housing estates owned by Hanover Housing Association were celebrating, after the housing group’s Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell presented Michelle Muir from Macmillan Cancer Support a cheque for over £13,000.



New wellness centre treats the whole person in beautiful setting

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:27:00 +0100

The new West Island Cancer Wellness Centre on Du Barry St. in Kirkland is big and beautiful and warm and welcoming. As it should be. As it needs to be. According to statistics supplied by the Canadian Cancer Society, on average 555 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day. In Quebec in 2015, there were 51,890 diagnoses.



Job seeker is rebuffed for negotiating

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:12:00 +0100

Dear Amy: I am a 34-year-old man working in risk management, seeking a mid- to senior-level position in my profession. Recently, I had a wonderful panel interview with a billion-dollar health care company. It could not have gone better. I was thrilled to receive a voicemail a day after the interview requesting a call back.



Number of cancer patients waiting longer than two months for life-saving treatment has DOUBLED in five years

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:10:00 +0100

‘The Tories are failing patients and much more needs to be done to ensure that patients get the cancer care they desperately need without delays.’ The last time that the target was met was December 2015 – the only occasion in nearly three years when 85 per cent of patients had been seen within two months.



Xilinx FPGAs to be Deployed in New Amazon EC2 F1 Instances - Accelerating Genomics, Financial Analytics, Video Processing, Big Data, Security, and Machine Learning Inference

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:10:00 +0100

. Amazon EC2 F1 instances to include latest Xilinx 16nm UltraScale+ FPGAs. SAN JOSE, Calif. Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX ) today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is deploying Xilinx 16nm UltraScale+™ Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in the new Amazon Elastic....



Cancer cases up by 50% in less developed countries: Study

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:01:00 +0100

New York, Dec 7: While there has been a 33 per cent increase in the global cases of cancers between 2005 and 2015, the countries with the lowest development status saw a 50 per cent rise during the same period, a study by the Global Burden of Disease collaboration has found.



Insect pests expected to put two-thirds of U.S. forests at risk in next decade

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:59:00 +0100

PETERSHAM, Mass. - In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.



From Hype To Flop: 10 Biotech Stocks That Let Down Investors In 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:55:00 +0100

It is almost the end of the year. With the exception of a few, many of the biotech stocks, like the following, on which investors had bet big this year have served up only heartbreak. It's been a downer year for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) , with its experimental angioedema drug Avoralstat....



ITUS : Announces Cchek(TM) Preliminary Cancer Patient Efficacy Study Results

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:52:00 +0100

NASDAQ ITUS ), today announced preliminary results from its Cchek cancer patient efficacy study. Using its most recent protocols and methods for measuring a patient's immunological response to a malignancy, the Company achieved Sensitivity of 92% and Specificity of 92% for 88 patient samples,....



Twelve good things that happened in 2016 (yes, we managed to find that many)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:52:00 +0100

the 12 nicest things to have happened in 2016. Let’s face facts – 2016 has been a bit of a let-down. Mass shootings, terror attacks, bizarre political outcomes and the deaths of some our most beloved stars have dominated the headlines and left us wondering how it could get any worse.



ITUS Announces Cchek(TM) Preliminary Cancer Patient Efficacy Study Results

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:51:00 +0100

Dec 07, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - ITUS Corporation ("ITUS") today announced preliminary results from its Cchek™ cancer patient efficacy study. Using its most recent protocols and methods for measuring a patient's immunological response to a....



7 best natural cancer-fighting foods

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Editor’s note: Aiyejino Victory Onoshi, the NAIJ.com star blogger lists seven cancer-fighting foods every Nigerian must know about business. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the editorial policy of NAIJ.com. Aiyejino Victory could be reached through his e-mail info@todayradar.



Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Market Forecast Research Reports Offers Key Insights

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

The global atomic absorption spectrometer market has witnessed prodigious growth over the last few years. With the increasing use of atomic absorption spectrometer in various applications such as clinical analysis, environmental analysis and many other, the global atomic absorption spectrometer....



HIV Diagnostics Market share to reach $4.9bn by 2023

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Overview: Global HIV Diagnostics Market size contributed about $2.41 billion for 2015 and is expected to register CAGR of about 9.6% by end of forecast period. Rising cases of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and fast medical breakthroughs in terms of point of care diagnostics is predicted to....



Asia Pacific to record highest growth in the geriatric care services market: A CAGR of 8.5% to be registered over 2016-2023

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Geriatric care has become a prominent name in the healthcare space lately. The service has shown immense growth over all these years and is anticipated to boom in the future at a noticeable pace. According to a report on Geriatric Care services market by Global Market Insights, “The geriatric care....



Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) Treatment Market Globally Expected to Drive Growth through 2026

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Opioids are a class of medications that are regularly endorsed for their pain relieving, or pain-killing, properties it is chronic and non-cancer pain. A typical symptom connected with the utilization of these medications are that they decrease the gastrointestinal tract's motility, making solid discharges and making patients strain.



Autoimmune Disease Diagnostics Market Share Worth $15bn by 2023

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Autoimmune disease diagnostics market is revolutionizing the healthcare industry due to alarming rates of autoimmune diseases globally. Autoimmune diseases are self-inflicted diseases caused due to the abnormal immune response to a body part. As per the NIH Autoimmune Disease Coordinating Committee (ADCC), 14-22 million people in the U.



Global Ostomy Drainage Bags Market will expand at a CAGR of 4.70% from 2014 to 2022

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Hitherto, product innovation was the key strategy applied by these players to sustain in this market. However, a shift in their focus towards partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, in a bid to expand their product portfolio, distribution network, and geographical presence, can be observed in the forthcoming years, reports the study.



Adalimumab Market to be Driven by Rising Disposable Income and Government Initiatives to Strengthen Healthcare Sector

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:49:00 +0100

Recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody containing anti-inflammatory drug used for inhibition of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is referred as adalimumab. Adalimumab inhibit activation of TNF- α receptors by binding to TNF- α. Activation of TNF- α is observed to be significant in producing autoimmune disease related inflammatory reactions.



Woman becomes mother to her own grandchild after acting as a surrogate for her cancer survivor daughter

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:48:00 +0100

Jessica Jenkins was diagnosed with cervical cancer when she was just 18. She chose to have her eggs frozen after becoming one of the youngest women in Britain to be diagnosed with the condition. Now her selfless mum has had a surrogate baby for her cancer-stricken daughter – and says nothing would have stopped her helping her girl.



B1 receptor

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:42:00 +0100

Sammanfattning : The superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) is the largest gene family in the human genome. GPCR-mediated signaling operates in every human cell, and about 50% of existing clinically useful drugs act through GPCR. 2. Laminin G Domains, their Receptors, and Activation of....



Single-chain antibody construction and functional mapping of the monoclonal antibody TS1 Its interaction with the antigen and the anti-idiotype

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:42:00 +0100

Sammanfattning: Antibodies are proteins with the ability to bind antigens rapidly and specifically. Antibodies consist of several different parts. The complementary determining regions (CDR) are the parts that recognize the antigen and are the focus of this study.



Robotics may take over 10 million jobs in 5 yrs: ASSOCHAM

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:27:00 +0100

LUCKNOW: Up to 10 million jobs might be taken over by artificial intelligence or robots during the course of next five years owing to extreme technological developments taking place globally, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said on Wednesday. "The Union Government should integrate robotics as key....



Panther Biotechnology Receives Positive Feedback from the FDA

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:21:00 +0100

HOUSTON, TX, Dec 07, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - Panther Biotechnology, Inc. (otc pink:PBYA) today announced that it has received positive feedback from the submission presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") pursuant to a Pre-IND....



Woman gives birth to grandson for her daughter

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:11:00 +0100

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Julie Bradford had baby Jack for her daughter Jessica after cancer treatment left her infertile. A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter. Julie Bradford, 45, had baby Jack for Jessica, 21, from Gwent,....



From smart toothbrushes to cancer, Philips bets big on software

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:01:00 +0100

LONDON These days the average researcher at Philips ( PHG.AS ) is more likely to be a software developer than an product engineer, reflecting a transformation at the former Dutch conglomerate that its chief executive says will gather pace. "It's a huge shift," Frans van Houten told Reuters, noting....



colorectal surgery

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:57:00 +0100

Sammanfattning : Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies in Sweden, with more than 5000 new cases annually. Median age at time of diagnosis is approximately 75 years. Owing to the ageing population, the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing.



HAPI Plant To Provide Affordable Cancer Treatment, Says CCM

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:55:00 +0100

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- Cancer treatment will be made affordable through the invention of a High Active Potent Ingredients (HAPI) plant in the Oncology segment to treat cancer patients with generic cancer therapies to ease pain during treatment.



Liberals under fire for delay on asbestos ban

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:54:00 +0100

More than 50 countries around the world have banned asbestos, including Britain, Germany, Japan and, as of this month, New Zealand. Canada – which continues to allow imports and exports of the known carcinogen – was once one of the world’s largest exporters of asbestos, before closing its last mine in 2011.



From smart toothbrushes to cancer, Philips bets big on software

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:53:00 +0100

By Ben Hirschler. LONDON (Reuters) - These days the average researcher at Philips is more likely to be a software developer than an product engineer, reflecting a transformation at the former Dutch conglomerate that its chief executive says will gather pace.



Jewish cancer patient finds bone marrow donor after worldwide search, Kim Kardashian pitch

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:51:00 +0100

After a highly publicized search, a Jewish man with a deadly cancer has found a bone marrow donor. On Tuesday, Adam Krief, a 31-year-old father of three living in Los Angeles, announced on Facebook that a donor had been found and that he was on his way to receive the transplant. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



From smart toothbrushes to cancer, Philips bets big on software

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:49:00 +0100

By Ben Hirschler. LONDON (Reuters) - These days the average researcher at Philips is more likely to be a software developer than an product engineer, reflecting a transformation at the former Dutch conglomerate that its chief executive says will gather pace.



This little girl was sent home from school feeling unwell - now she's fighting for her life

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:48:00 +0100

Four weeks ago, Tia Llewellyn was a seemingly healthy girl until one morning she started being sick in school. The 12-year-old girl was sent home with what was thought to be a bug. But now she has been given a ‘five per cent chance of living’ by doctors after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.



Toddler battling rare cancer after her 'stomach bug' turned out to be MELON-sized tumour

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:43:00 +0100

When Lottie Woods-John fell ill after a holiday in Cornwall, her family thought she had been struck down with a 'tummy bug'. But days later, the toddler was rushed to her local hospital's A&E after she continued to feel unwell and her stomach started to swell.



Household Refrigerators and Freezers Market size worth $78.2bn by 2025: Global Market Insights Inc.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:43:00 +0100

OCEAN VIEW, Delaware December 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Household Refrigerators & Freezers Market size is expected to reach USD 78.22 billion by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160418/799556-a) Household refrigerators....



From Hype To Flop: 10 Biotech Stops That Let Down Investors In 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:43:00 +0100

WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - It is almost the end of the year. With the exception of a few, many of the biotech stocks, like the following, on which investors had bet big this year have served up only heartbreak. It's been a downer year for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.



Qatar Central Bank Governor Outlines Plan to Ensure Cyber Resiliency

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:39:00 +0100

07 December 2016 Doha, Qatar- The governor of Qatar Central Bank, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, emphasized the importance of strong cyber governance, continuous monitoring, step by step detection and a well-designed contingency plan to mitigate any vulnerability on account of cyber risks to Qatar’s financial sector.



Household Refrigerators and Freezers Market size worth $78.2bn by 2025: Global Market Insights Inc.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:39:00 +0100

OCEAN VIEW, Delaware December 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- size is expected to reach USD 78.22 billion by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. (Logo: Household refrigerators and freezers market size is characterized by diverse competitors present globally offering....



Spago: Spago Nanomedical appoints product candidate in the SpagoPix-project

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:39:00 +0100

The final formulation of the tumor-selective contrast agent SpagoPix has been biologically verified and fulfills the company criteria regarding tolerability and toxicity in pilot studies. SpagoPix is now ready for further development in regulatory studies.




Novozymes and Leaf Resources launch biomass-to-sugars collaboration

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:00 +0100

Leaf Resources, an Australia-based biochemicals company, has announced a collaboration with Novozymes, a Denmark-based industrial enzymes producer, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ biomass conversion technology.



07.12.2016 How to Mix the Perfect Cocktail

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:30:00 +0100

Drug cocktails such as those for treating cancer, like the alcoholic versions offered at the local bar, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions. And like the cocktails we normally drink, the combination of ingredients can be better than the sum of its parts – or it can leave us with unwanted side effects.



Feature: ‘The World Sees Me as the One Who Will Find Another Earth’

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +0100

There has been an explosion of knowledge in the relatively short time since, in part because of Seager’s pioneering theoretical work in using light to study the composition of alien atmospheres. When starlight passes through a planet’s atmosphere, certain potentially life-betraying gases, like oxygen, will block particular wavelengths of light.



Cancer and other under-funded therapies deserve better — Dr Lim Teck Onn

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:24:00 +0100

DECEMBER 7 — With due respect to the Health DG, his press statement has not really addressed the issue raised by the article published in The Malay Mail Online on 5th December 2016. It is an incontrovertible fact, supported by research evidence which were cited in the Malay Mail Online article, that....