Combination treatment, diabetes drug and immunotherapy, may help to fight breast cancer

IMAGE: Left: Untreated patient breast cancer tissue was grown in three-dimensional culture. Right: Cancer tissue was treated with BCL-2 inhibitor and antidiabetic drug. Green color indicates the cancer cells, and red… view more  MYC, a gene with high cancer-initiating potential, is overexpressed in over 40% of breast cancers. While MYC programs breast cancer cells to build…

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Major tobacco companies pay almost no corporation tax despite massive profits

The world’s four major tobacco companies — two of which have HQs in the UK — are paying minimal UK corporation tax despite enormous reported profits, according to findings from new research published in the Journal of Public Health. The study, authored by researchers at the University of Bath, suggests that the UK needs far…

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Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent…

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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO — You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research. Every two years, hundreds of scientists enter a global competition. Tackling a biological puzzle they call “the protein folding problem,” they try to predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins in the human body. No one knows how to solve the…

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Gigi Hadid Looks to Her High School Volleyball Days for New Reebok Collection

Though she’s a fixture at runway shows, models for magazine covers, and stars in ad campaigns around the world, Gigi Hadid maintains she’s an athlete before anything else. In fact, if things could’ve happened differently the former volleyball team captain would have pursued a volleyball career on a collegiate level and could’ve possibly gone pro.…

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Trilobites: What Lunar New Year Reveals About the World’s Calendars

Lunar New Year kicked off Tuesday as one of the most important holidays in Vietnam, South Korea, China and other Asian countries. Typically, it starts on the second new moon after winter solstice. On the Gregorian calendar, the civil calendar used in most countries, including the United States, the Lunar New Year changes every year,…

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Off the Menu: Wayan, From Cedric Vongerichten, Opens in NoLIta

Headliner Wayan It runs in the family. Cedric Vongerichten, 37, the son of the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, has opened a restaurant blending Asia and France, just as his father did. When it comes to Asia, the younger Mr. Vongerichten looks not to Thailand, but to Indonesia, the home country of his wife, Ochi Vongerichten, a…

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The Cycle: Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth

Pregnant women are given a long list of medical recommendations that can come across as patriarchal don’ts: Don’t eat raw fish. Don’t consume deli meats. Don’t do hot yoga! Don’t drink. There’s scientific evidence that these activities can have negative impacts on the health of the fetus, but the one that seems to be the…

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