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Half of lymphoma patients alive three years after Gilead cell therapy treatment: study

(Reuters) - Nearly half of lymphoma patients treated with Gilead Sciences Inc's Yescarta were alive at least three years after a one-time infusion of the CAR-T cell therapy, according to data presented on Saturday. Read More


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Bristol-Myers reports positive data on cancer treatment acquired in Celgene deal

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Saturday said that an experimental cancer therapy it acquired as part of its $74 billion deal for Celgene Corp produced positive results in a clinical trial. More »


Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on Thursday, becoming the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut workmate in orbit. More »


In New York lab, centuries-old corals hold clues to climate shifts

PALISADES, N.Y. (Reuters) - Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists¬†is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals. More »


NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Troves of new data from a NASA probe's close encounters with the sun are giving scientists unique insight about the solar wind and space weather more generally as the spacecraft zooms through the outermost part of the star's atmosphere. More »


Earth's temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: report

MADRID (Reuters) - The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain. More »


Bye-bye, birdie: Study finds North American birds getting smaller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since 1978, researchers have scooped up and measured tens of thousands of birds that died after crashing into buildings in Chicago during spring and fall migrations. Their work has documented what might be called the incredible shrinking bird. More »


'Indiana Jones' scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Braving perils from blood-sucking leeches to tigers and using transport as basic as elephants, scientists have journeyed like "Indiana Jones" to remote locations to collect wild cousins of crop seeds in a project to help tackle climate change. More »


With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale's heart rate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world's largest creature and came away with insight about the renowned behemoth's physiology. More »


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