Life Sciences

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Published 08/12/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) - Scientists at Swiss drugmaker Roche said [more…]

Oddball dinosaur was ‘mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose’

Oddball dinosaur was ‘mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose’

Published 06/12/2017

A dinosaur, named Halszkaraptor escuilliei, a turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like [more…]

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be [more…]

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Published 30/11/2017

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and [more…]

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

Published 30/11/2017

An artist’s illustration shows individuals from the fish-eating pterosaur species Hamipterus tianshanensis, including adults, juvenile and eggs in this handout illustration obtained by Reuters November [more…]

U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

Published 29/11/2017

A scientist does research in a lab in San Diego, California April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Mike BlakeCHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial [more…]

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Published 29/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An actor dressed as a 'Yeti' waves from a tour bus during a promotional event for Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the [more…]

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Published 23/11/2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north [more…]

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

Published 22/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A nighttime view of Europe made possible by the "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a [more…]

Scientists solve the mystery of America’s scuba-diving fly

Scientists solve the mystery of America’s scuba-diving fly

Published 20/11/2017

An alkali fly creates a protective bubble in order to dive in Mono Lake, California, U.S. in this June 2017 photo released on November 20, [more…]