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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct A female North Atlantic right whale with her calf. Credit: Public Domain Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
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Matematikopgave: Find rumdiagonalen Ungdomsskolelærer Heine Strømdahl stillede for to uger siden Ingeniørens læsere en simpel matematisk opgave om en kasse, der måske ved mest interessant ved, at den kunne løses på meget forskellige måder. Han har nu lavet en ny lille opgave, som jeg tror kun løses på én måde, og som jeg vurderer er nogenlunde rimelig let at gå til. Det skulle jo nødigt være alt for svært her op til jul, hvor vi al
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Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of almost 400,000 personality tests. The findings show that, generations after the white heat of Industrial Revolution and decades on from the dec
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Producing hydrogen from methane in a cleaner, cheaper wayA ceramic membrane makes it possible to produce compressed hydrogen from methane with near-zero energy loss.
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Volumetric 3D printing promises nearly instant buildsBy using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing.
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Low-dose treatment with Il2 across studies shows benefits in chronic graft-versus hostDaily low doses of the immune signaling protein interleukin-2 (IL-2) can safely benefit patients who develop chronic graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants, including particular benefit in pediatric patients in one small study, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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Study shows combining chemotherapy with targeted drug boosts response in chronic lymphocytic leukemia ATLANTA - Among younger patients newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), treatment with a combination of chemotherapy and a molecularly targeted drug significantly improves response over what is typically seen with chemotherapy alone, according to an investigator-initiated multi-center phase II clinical trial. "We're combining the most potent chemotherapy regimen with a highly ac
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'Toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurityA quantum information scientist has developed efficient 'toolboxes' comprising theoretical tools and protocols for quantifying the security of high-speed quantum communication.
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Starwatch: a sparkling year for the Geminids Geminids radiant The reliable Geminids meteor shower has returned to our sky and, with the Moon as an unobtrusive waning crescent before dawn, we are in for a spectacular display of meteors over the coming week. Active between the 8th and 17th, the shower is expected to peak overnight on the 13th-14th, bringing more than 100 meteors an hour for an observer under perfect skies. Since high rates pe
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CAR T, immunotherapy bring new hope for multiple myeloma patients PHILADELPHIA - Two investigational immunotherapy approaches, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, have shown encouraging results in the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who had relapsed and were resistant to other therapies. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center administered CAR T cells to patients following chemotherapy, with 64 perce
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Can game design concepts increase journalism engagement? New report says yesNew research finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.
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Guiding decisions about Spirit Lake and Toutle River at Mount St. HelensA new report offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested and affected parties in making decisions about the Spirit Lake and Toutle River system, near Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. The process should include broader participation by groups and parties whose safety, livelihoods, and quality of life are affected by de
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Simple blood test may predict recurrence of breast cancerLate recurrence five+ years after surgery accounts for at least half of all breast cancer recurrences. There are no tests that identify who is at highest risk. Researchers studied a blood test for circulating tumor cells, finding that in women cancer-free five after diagnosis, 5% had a positive test, which was associated with a 35% recurrence risk after two years, compared with only 2% with a nega
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Diving into the unknown: What's physics after the Higgs boson?Thousands of researchers are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain.
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Sharks Rule the Reef's Underwater Food Chain Predators like wolves affect their ecosystems by eating their prey. But a more subtle impact involves fear . Predators also terrify prey species. And when, for example, elk are hiding, they don't spend as much time eating leaves. The impact of a predator down through the food web all the way to plants is called a "trophic cascade." Meanwhile, fish at a coral reef near the Fiji archipelago in
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First study to measure the carbon footprint of surgery suggests where emissions reductions are possibleChoice of anaesthetic gas is a significant contributor to emissions, particularly in North American hospitals using desflurane, instead of cheaper, low-carbon alternatives. The first analysis of the carbon footprint of surgical suites at three hospitals in the UK, Canada and the USA highlights that the choice of anesthetic gases used in surgery can be a major contributor to greenhouse gas emission
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Family members without inherited mutation have increased risk of melanomaIn families who carry certain inherited mutations that increase the risk for melanoma, members who do not carry the mutation also have an increased risk of melanoma, a study reports. The phenomenon, which is called phenocopy, could result from other shared risk-enhancing genes or environmental factors within the families.
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New assay may help predict which pancreatic lesions may become cancerousA new report describes a new simple molecular test to detect chromosomal abnormalities -- biomarkers known as telomere fusions -- in pancreatic tumor specimens and pancreatic cyst fluids. This assay may help predict the presence of high-grade or invasive pancreatic cancers requiring surgical intervention.
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Breath test could be possible for drugs and diseaseTesting for drug use and disease in humans could soon be much simpler, thanks to new research. Whereas drug tests currently rely on blood or urine samples, researchers have identified a method for drug testing by analyzing various compounds in exhaled breath.
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What's in a name? How Taking a spouse's surname can define power in marriageA new study shows that a wife's choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband's personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.
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Revolutionizing electronics using KirigamiA research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using a 'Kirigami' designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues. In addition, its low strain-force characteristic reduces the force induced on organs, thereby enabling minimally invasive biological signal recording.
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The Storyteller Who Offers No Escape T o an innocent bystander, The World Goes On might seem a bland title for a story collection, suggestive of heartwarming tales about good, simple people enduring life’s hardships with grit and courage. Seasoned Krasznahorkaians, however, will understand that the title should be read in a tone of mocking, even deranged, sarcasm, followed by a mirthless snort and a forceful expectoration. In László
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Brain Enhancing Drugs Are on the Horizon Someday we’ll be able to give children a genetic test for cognitive ability before they even enter school. How do I know this? A team of researchers have identified the genes for cognitive ability. This is not exactly the same as intelligence. We define cognitive ability as our capacity to learn, plan, reason, make decisions, and remember. Once you reach adulthood, your IQ is fixed. While your co
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AI Analyzes Dolphin Chatter And Discovers Something We Didn’t Know In each culture, we’re trained to hear in a certain way. Speakers of tonal languages such as Chinese recognize subtleties of pitch that are difficult for English-speaking people to grasp. A similar thing happens with Indian music, which uses pitches between notes with which Western listeners are familiar. Similar biases make it difficult for human researchers to discern the subtleties of animal s
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Dinosaur Eggs under Stress All dinosaurs hatch out of eggs. Every single species – from the enormous Patagotitan to the tiny bee hummingbird – begin life by cracking out of a shell. But not all dinosaurs-to-be make it that far. Sometimes embryonic dinosaurs suffer biological glitches along the way, and a sample of 450 eggs from Cretaceous Europe show that some of the last and largest dinosaurs were having a hard time.
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Scientists Reverse the Arrow of Time in Quantum Systems It’s not quite time travel, but scientists appear to have reversed the arrow of time in quantum systems. The “arrow of time” is the concept that natural processes run forward, not in reverse. An international team of researchers was able to show that given specific conditions, heat can flow from a cold quantum particle to one that’s hotter. The arrow of time is derived from the second law of
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Landmark CAR-T cancer study published in the New England Journal of Medicine IMAGE: This is how CAR-T cell therapy harnesses a patient's immune system to fight cancer. view more Credit: Loyola Medicine MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago center that participated in the pivotal clinical trial of a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells. Patrick Stiff, MD, director of L
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Global CAR T therapy trial shows high rates of durable remission for NHL PHILADELPHIA - In a pair of clinical trials stretching from Philadelphia to Tokyo, the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy Kymriah™ (formerly known as CTL019) demonstrated long-lasting remissions in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients. Results from a global, multisite trial will be presented today at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta (Ab
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Phase 2 CAR-T study reports significant remission rates at 15-month follow up IMAGE: This is Sattva Neelapu, M.D. view more Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center A study involving the recently approved CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy shows that 42 percent of patients with aggressive large B-cell lymphoma remained in remission at 15 months following treatment with axi-cel (marketed as Yescarta™). The study, named ZUMA-1, also reported measura
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Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious? This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves . Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development : a machine that is aware of itself and its
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A Map of Saintly Place-names in Europe Virtually every profession has a patron saint (1), but not so cartography (2). That's a shame, because that was going to be my intro into this map, showing the distribution of towns and cities in Europe whose name starts with Saint (or the equivalent in the local languages). The topography of saintliness varies greatly throughout Europe. The data, collected from the databases of the U.S. Nati
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Cave of the 'Mayan Underworld' Filled with Methane-Eating Creatures A diver explores a network of submerged caves and underwater rivers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Credit: Copyright HP Hartmann In the subterranean rivers and flooded caverns of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — once thought to hold the path to Xibalba, the mythical Mayan underworld — scientists have uncovered a liminal world where methane is the unlikely driving force for life. After plumbing
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Shirley Hebbert obituary My mother, Shirley Hebbert, who has died at the age of 96, combined lifelong intellectual curiosity with an extraordinary ability to make and keep friends of all ages and from all walks of life. She was born in Gibraltar, to William Draycott, the then colony’s director of public works, and Winifred Moore, a D’Oyly Carte actor and the daughter of Charles Moore, the celebrated landlord of Ye Olde C
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Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and RHS Image caption Plant specimens are pressed under large rocks at George Forrest's campsite in Lichiang Range In a corner of the Yorkshire Dales, far from the beaten track, you might stumble on the peaceful village of Clapham. Now known as a stop-off point for exploring the dales, it was once the home of a rock garden full of plants never seen
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Spørg Scientariet: Kan man sætte et osmoseanlæg op derhjemme? Vores læser Chi-Lun Bølling Jensen spørger: Jeg har for et par år siden lavet et fejlkøb – nemlig et omvendt osmose drikkevandsanlæg til privat anvendelse, men skulle flytte kort efter og havde ingen til at sætte det op. Det er EU-godkendt, avanceret, og jeg ved, at det er et godt anlæg. Men hvordan sætter jeg det op? Jeg har spurgt vandværket, som vi får vand fra, om det er okay, at jeg sætter d
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Sequencing offers clues to progression toward multiple myeloma ATLANTA -- Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have carried out the largest genomic analysis of patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), a precursor to full-blown blood cancer that doesn't show outward symptoms. The next-generation sequencing project "will help to explain the biology of the disease and how it unfolds through time from asymptomatic stages to symptomatic ones," said
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Recognizing False Beliefs: More Than Chimneys and Reindeer Everybody gets things wrong. At least some of the time. And the way we deal with finding out that we were wrong has a big impact on our relationships, our education, and our potential careers. And while there are millions of unique moments of recognized mistakes, very few examples have the shared cultural experience that comes with the holiday season. At some point, a lot of people believed somet
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Presents only '90s kids will get Here's what to get the token '90s child in your life this holiday season. Because buying them a Discman would just be impractical. Now this is just an introduction before I blow your mind. $13 on Amazon . The Nick Box is a subscription service that just dumps a bunch of Nickelodeon nostalgia right at your front door. A planter that looks like Gerald from “Hey Arnold”? Yes. A vinyl toy in the shap
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The Mystery of a Boy Who Lost the Vision Center of His Brain But Can Still See 7 Years Later Researchers in Australia recently presented a study of a 7-year-old boy who is missing most of his visual cortex but surprisingly can still see. It is the first known case of this kind. When he was only two weeks old, the boy suffered serious damage to his visual cortex, the part of the brain that manages sensory nerve impulses from our eyes, as a result of a rare metabolic disorder called me
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Tracking how multiple myeloma evolves by sequencing DNA in the blood ATLANTA - Although people with multiple myeloma usually respond well to treatment, the blood cancer generally keeps coming back. Following genetic changes in how the disease evolves over time will help to understand the disease and, eventually, deliver more effective treatments. Researchers now have successfully demonstrated techniques to track these alterations over time by analyzing cell-free D
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Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe A new study says the introduction of potatoes and the resultant increase in productivity "dramatically reduced conflict" both within and between states for some two centuries The humble potato—drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked—brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study sa
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Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings A key US regulator gave the green light for trading in bitcoin futures on two major exchanges, but warned "of the potentially high level of volatility and risk in trading these contracts" Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others. The Cboe Futures Exchange
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India faces painful move to cleaner energy Hundreds of millions in India are forced to live in the fallout of the dirtiest fuels as the government blames a lack of funds to pay for greener power Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity. Last year, the farmer walked into a field in his village and suff
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German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information among lawmakers and officials, while Chinese hackers are increasingly attacking European companies through trusted suppliers. Hans-Georg Maassen said his agency, known by its German acronym BfV, believes more than 10,000 Germans have been targeted by Chin
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Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations Credit: CC0 Public Domain People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of almost 400,000 personality tests. The findings show that, generations after the white heat of Industrial Revolution and
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Rapid responses, few adverse effects in targeted agent in Phase1 trial in rare blood disorder ATLANTA - In a Phase 1 trial, patients with an advanced or aggressive form of systemic mastocytosis (AdvSM), a rare blood disorder, had rapid and durable responses with few adverse effects following treatment with an investigational drug that targets the genetic mutation found in more than 90 percent of cases. The once-daily pill, BLU-285, targets a mutation called KIT D816V that is found in almo
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The importance of physical exercise for your brain: a neuroscientific perspective What kind of activity are these studies referring to? It seems that the benefits of steady state cardio are discussed more than resistance training or even HIIT type exercises. I would love to know which activity types work best for neurological health
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Ny bog om stjernestøv og liv – set med to par øjne Jens Ramskov: Henry Nørgaard er den sikre formidler af universets opbygning og udvikling, selv om han tager et par forstyrrende og unødvendige afstikkere undervejs i sin nye bog. Har vi brug for endnu en bog om stjerner og galakser, når der i forvejen findes en mængde ­udmærkede bøger på dansk og letforståeligt engelsk? Inden for de senere år har rummissioner og observationer fra Jorden og i rumm
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Dagligdagens dimser går online - uden at være på nettet Det ville være rart, hvis flasken med skyllemiddel selv kunne fortælle om den var tom. Traditionelt har det krævet strøm, når en anordning skulle måle og sende et elektronisk signal. Men ikke længere. Forskere ved University of Washington har brugt et fænomen kaldet backscatter til at sende information fra 3D-printede dimser til en wifi-router helt uden brug af strøm eller elektronik. Det skriver
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The Secret Life of 'Um' When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond. This is so fast that we can’t even hear the pause. In fact, it’s faster than our brains actually work. It takes the brain about half a second to retrieve the words to say something, which means that in conversation, one person is gearing up to speak before the other is even finished. By listening
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Is It Unethical for People to Pass Their Wealth On to Their Children? What is the right way to age? It’s a question that isn’t explored enough in American society, where, seemingly, people are expected to be forever young, until, suddenly, they are not. Reflecting this binary, any writing about a long life’s final decades tends toward extremes. On one hand, there are the accounts of heroic men and women who still put in more than 40 hours a week on the job in their
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A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament In the beginning was … well, what? A clap of the divine hands and a poetic shock wave? Or an itchy node of nothingness inconceivably scratching itself into somethingness? In the beginning was the Word, says the Gospel according to John—a lovely statement of the case, as it’s always seemed to me. A pre-temporal syllable swelling to utterance in the mouth of the universe, spoken once and heard fore
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The Labs That Forge Distant Planets Here on Earth Yingwei Fei and his colleagues had spent a month carefully crafting the three slivers of dense silicate—shiny and round, each sample was less than a millimetre thick. But in early November, it was time to say goodbye. Fei carefully packed the samples, plus a few back-ups, in foam and shipped them from Washington DC to Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, the Z Pulsed Power Facility at Sandia National
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How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.
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Test: Kan kroppen erstatte dit kodeord? kl. 13.01 - Det er godt nok rart, jeg ikke skal trykke koden ind længere. Kommentaren faldt fra et yngre familiemedlem der for nylig - og som den sidste jeg kender - fik en telefon med fingeraftrykslæser på fronten. Netop fingeraftrykket er den første såkaldte biometriske lås, de fleste af os har mødt - altså en lås, der kan åbnes ved at identificere nogle unikke fysiske træk ved vores krop. Både
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Hearing Otis Redding’s 'Try a Little Tenderness' as a Song of Resistance On December 10, 1967, the plane carrying Otis Redding and his band the Bar-Kays crashed into the frigid waters of Lake Monona in Wisconsin, killing nearly everyone on board. Redding was only 26 years old when he died. And while he was the life force of Memphis’s Stax Records and the internationally acclaimed King of Soul, he had not yet reached the peak of his powers. Such was indicated, anyway,
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Eyewire’s 5th Birthday Happy Hour + Trivia Power Hour! Today marks the day that Eyewire has officially been online for 5 years! Wow! We’ve accomplished a lot in that time, and you can read about those accomplishments here . Now help us celebrate a great year with two special events. We’re kicking things off with a Power Hour of Eyewire themed trivia at 11 am, and will continue the festivities with a Happy Hour, from 2-4 PM ET on December 10th. Specia
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Inflammation giver næppe akut leukæmi Det ser alligevel ikke ud til, at der er en forbindelse mellem inflammation og de novo akut myeloid leukæmi. Samtidig er der ikke noget, der tyder på, at NSAID-midler reducerer risikoen for at få sygdommen.
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Opfølgning på GEN503: Fortsat gode resultater med Daratumumab Daratumumab i kombination med to andre stoffer til myolomatose-patienter viser fortsat gode resultater efter tre år.
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Fejlslagen kemo mod leukæmi kan identificeres meget tidligt Ved at se på akut leukæmis klon-arkitektur kan man meget tidligt se, om kemoterapi virker på en given patient.
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Mere sikker blodtransfusion til patienter med seglcelleanæmi Forskere har potentielt set fundet en af de første måder at bruge inducerede pluripotente stamceller på. Mere præcist drejer det sig om en metode, der kan hjælpe læger i den daglige behandling af patienter med seglcelleanæmi. Forskernes opfindelse går ud på, at de har brugt genværktøjet CRISPR/Cas9 til at designe et panel af røde blodlegemer på baggrund stamceller, og de røde blodlegemer kan hurt
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Forskere finder mulig genterapi mod hæmofili AHæmofili A-patienter, som modtog en enkelt infusion med eksperimentel genterapi, opnåede normale eller næsten normale niveauer af koagulationsfaktor VIII i op til 19 måneder efter behandlingen.
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Nyt middel mod hæmofili A viser lovende resultaterLægemidlet Emicizumab har i et stort studie vist, at det effektivt kan reducere antallet af blødninger blandt børn med hæmofili A, hvor børnene også danner antistoffer mod koagulationsfaktor VIII.
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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets Black-footed ferrets are the most endangered mammal in North America. Scientists in Montana are trying to save the ferrets by saving their main food source, prairie dogs. Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images Black-footed ferrets are the most endangered mammal in North America. Scientists in Montana are trying
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Bring back conversation… by shutting up and listening | Celeste Headlee I t seems that we’re talking more than ever. And it’s true that we have more platforms for connection and communication than ever before. But what feels like conversation is actually just talking. Conversation – the exchange of ideas and thoughts between two people in which both understand one another and respond to each other – is disappearing underneath the mountains of tweets and posts, texts
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Vind med Ingeniørens julekalender: 10. december Er du klar til dagens spørgsmål? Blandt alle, der svarer rigtigt, trækker vi lod om et gavekort på 500 kr. For hvert rigtigt svar optjenes der samtidig lodder til den store trækning d. 24. december, hvor hovedpræmien er et gavekort på 10.000 kr. Dagens spørgsmål: Baseret på teknologiens eksponentielle udvikling taler sandsynligheden for, at vi henslæber vores dage i en hyperrealistisk simuleret t
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Ancient Women Had Awesome Arms Picture a women’s crew team. Training 18 hours and covering 75 miles in an average week , these athletes are pretty ripped. Yet they don’t hold a bicep to prehistoric female farmers. Because a new study shows that, based on upper arm strength, the Neolithic ladies leave modern women—even elite athletes —in the dust. The work appears in the journal Science Advances . [Alison A. Macintosh, Ron Pinh
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The Rich and Royal History of Purple, the Color of 2018 Tyre engaged in trade with Jerusalem, that long-prized city that again finds itself in the news . The biblical Lydia was a seller of purple. Historically, purple has been highly valued, driven by its burdensome production and its association with wealth, power and royalty. Do Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle , know that it is said that in the 16th century Queen Elizabeth I of England d
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