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Why Are Cancer Rates Increasing?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 6th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There are now more people than ever living to an age where they have a higher risk of developing cancer.

Never Too Late To Quit: Protective Cells Could Cut Risk Of Lung Cancer For Ex-smokers

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have determined.

GE Hitachi Starts Licensing Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

Posted in Business, Science on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They say it will be price competitive with natural gas. Small Reactor projects will be $1-2 billion instead of $10+ billion for large reactors.

US And China Injecting Hundreds Of Billions Into Financial Markets

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The world economic system is growing but is still fragile. The US and China are the main drivers of growth in the world economy. The US and China are about 40% of overall world economic growth.

Simple, Cheap Nanoparticles Activate Immune System Against Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The best way to fight off cancer might be to strengthen the body’s immune system and help it identify and kill tumors. This field of study is known as immunotherapy, and while it’s showing promise it can be quite expensive. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that should be cheaper to produce.

Robotic Kayaks Reveal Glaciers Are Melting Much Faster Underwater

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Glaciers don’t just melt from the top, where they’re exposed to air, some are melting from the bottom, where seawater is lapping away at them. This type of melting can be hard to study.

Starlink Competitor OneWeb Targets First 34 Satellites In February 2020

Posted in Business, Online on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

OneWeb is competitor to the SpaceX Starlink satellite system. OneWeb successfully launched 6 test satellites and plans a February 7, 2020 Soyuz launch of its first 34 commercial satellites.

Messenger RNA Treatment Of Viruses Like Coronavirus

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There will be hundreds of new mRNA vaccine research results published in the next few years and expect several will be focused on parasitic diseases.

World Food Supply Is Increasing Faster Than Population Growth

Posted in Business, Medicine on 27th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The world population is growing at about 1.1% each year and world food production is increasing at a faster rate.

Moon, Mars And Beyond: Space Exploration Highlights Coming Up In 2020

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Science stands still for no one, and with a new year comes a new calendar of exciting events in spaceflight and exploration. New Atlas rounds up some of the most important milestones to look forward to in 2020.

MDMA For PTSD Granted Expanded Access By FDA, Patient Treatments Begin

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The FDA’s Expanded Access program is designed to allow patients with serious illnesses access to treatments still in the processes of clinical investigation.

Immune Discovery 'may Treat All Cancer'

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

"It raises the prospect of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population."