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MUNICH (Reuters) – Roche’s entrectinib cancer pill was shown to shrink tumors in 57 percent of patients within a group that can only be identified via genetic profiling, as the Swiss drugmaker challenges an alliance of Bayer and Loxo Oncology in a new targeted treatment area. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche
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Patients who are concerned about heart disease may get treadmill testing. (Photo: Getty Images) As Betty Rizzo sang in the musical Grease, “there are worse things I can do.” Wearing a meat suit in a lion’s den or cementing your head in a microwave oven come to mind. However, being out of shape could be worse than even smoking or having
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A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, also known as a headless chicken monster, has been filmed for the first time in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica using underwater camera technology developed by Australian researchers. The creature, which has only been filmed before in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered in 3 kilometres of
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Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, only came out this week. In it, Hawking makes a number of bold claims about the future of gene editing, artificial intelligence, and even religion. Here’s how experts evaluate his predictions. Superhuman Overlords Hawking raised eyebrows when he claimed that
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Taupo is resting now, and for that we should all be very grateful. The highly active Taupo Volcanic Zone, situated in New Zealand’s North Island, produced history’s most recent supereruption, unleashing some 530 cubic kilometres of fiery magma upon Earth’s surface. For context, what’s widely regarded as the most destructive volcanic eruption in US history –
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Since the dawn of man, we’ve been searching for ways to escape our mortality. The long-sought “fountain of youth” may not lie in divine water or a miracle pill, but rather, in something as simple as the foods we eat and the way we live. Portrait Person Old Man Manhttps://www.maxpixel.net/Portrait-Person-Old-Man-Man-Head-Look-Arabic-1615262 In 2016, for the first time in
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