Life Sciences

With new blood test, Roche dives deeper into personal cancer care

With new blood test, Roche dives deeper into personal cancer care

Published 24/09/2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche upped its bet on personalized cancer treatment on Monday, saying it is now ready to sell a blood test [more…]

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

Published 13/09/2018

FURKA, Switzerland (Reuters) - A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt. [more…]

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

Published 10/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the [more…]

New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims

New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims

Published 06/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, [more…]

Novartis’s Kymriah wins EU approval for blood cancer treatment

Novartis’s Kymriah wins EU approval for blood cancer treatment

Published 27/08/2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis received European approval for Kymriah, its gene-modifying therapy for blood cancer, but said its introduction will vary from country to country [more…]

Volunteers step forward: Belgian scientists look for poo donors

Volunteers step forward: Belgian scientists look for poo donors

Published 24/08/2018

GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their faeces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and [more…]

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida’s growing ‘red tide’

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida’s growing ‘red tide’

Published 16/08/2018

(Reuters) - Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the “red tide” that has been [more…]

‘Amazing dragon’ fossils rewrite history of long-necked dinosaurs

‘Amazing dragon’ fossils rewrite history of long-necked dinosaurs

Published 24/07/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils unearthed on a hillside in northwestern China are forcing scientists to rethink the history of a dinosaur lineage that produced the [more…]

Agios Pharmaceuticals leukemia drug gets U.S. approval

Agios Pharmaceuticals leukemia drug gets U.S. approval

Published 20/07/2018

(Reuters) - Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for a type of leukemia, the first targeted [more…]

Deep reefs won’t be ‘twilight zone’ refuge for fish, corals: study

Deep reefs won’t be ‘twilight zone’ refuge for fish, corals: study

Published 19/07/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Deep coral reefs in a “twilight zone” in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can [more…]