Science

FDA chief outlines new ways to speed cancer drug approvals

FDA chief outlines new ways to speed cancer drug approvals

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to streamline the approval process for cancer drugs, reviewing clinical trial data up [more…]

Loxo Oncology posts improved results for newest cancer drug

Loxo Oncology posts improved results for newest cancer drug

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug from Loxo Oncology performed even better in patients with a rare mutation of the RET gene than previously [more…]

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental blood screening test from Grail Inc showed early promise in detecting early-stage lung cancers based on free-floating DNA released by [more…]

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

King Leopold’s ghost: Belgium’s Africa museum to reopen

Published 01/06/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s Africa Museum, once a triumphant celebration of the country’s colonial past, is to reopen after years of renovations, with a more [more…]

Wondrous dunes on Pluto are made of grains of frozen methane

Wondrous dunes on Pluto are made of grains of frozen methane

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have detected another exotic feature on one of the solar system’s most wondrous worlds, a large field of dunes on the [more…]

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase [more…]

Serbian archaeologists find sarcophagus with two skeletons and…

Serbian archaeologists find sarcophagus with two skeletons and…

Published 31/05/2018

KOSTOLAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbian archaeologists at the site of the ancient Roman city of Viminacium have found an intact sarcophagus with two skeletons bedecked [more…]

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

Published 31/05/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to “record and assess” the conduct of scientists [more…]

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

Published 28/05/2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) - India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a [more…]

France, Germany push for EU funding for technology start-ups

France, Germany push for EU funding for technology start-ups

Published 27/05/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Germany are pushing for an EU-wide initiative to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects across the bloc so [more…]