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Researchers announce success of immunotherapy based brain cancer treatment

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to beat cancer, and the same immune-based therapy has reportedly helped a patient with advanced brain cancer.

Researchers around the globe have long been using immunotherapy for beating blood cancers like lymphomas and leukemias, but it has yet to be approved for treating brain cancer.

Following a successful experiment, researchers at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute & Medical Center have announced that patient who tried the therapy is still alive more than a year after receiving the treatment.

Diabetes accounts for nearly half of health care spending in United States

Diabetes accounts for total health care spending in U.S.

Spending on diabetes, a group of metabolic diseases representing high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period, accounts for more than 50 per cent of all spending on health care in the United States, researchers reported. In a comprehensive financial analysis, a group of researchers from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation found that spending on diabetes diagnosis and treatment totaled a whopping $101 billion in
2013.

Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than present day field, new work suggests

Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than present day field, new work suggests

According to the latest work of Carnegie's Peter Driscoll, the ancient magnetic field was notably distinct in comparison to the present day field. The work suggested that it originated from different poles instead of the known two. The work has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Our planet generates a strong magnetic field expanding from the core out into space, shielding the atmosphere, drawing away dangerous high-energy particles heading from the Sun and the cosmos.

Scientists identify New Genetic Variants linked to Migraine

Scientists identify New Genetic Variants linked to Migraine Headaches

Several new genetic variants have been identified that are linked to migraine headaches, announced a scientist team. It also said that the finding is huge and may also help in developing new treatments.

A majority of variants are close to genes in circulatory system regulation. According to the researchers, it suggests that abnormal blood vessel function in a brain is crucial in conditions like migraines.

Wine leads to increased risk of cancer: Research

Wine leads to increased risk of cancer: Research

North East alcohol campaigners warn that half a glass of wine a day can increase the risk of cancer. The Balance, the North East Alcohol Office has launched a campaign to raise awareness on link between drinking and cancer. The campaigners said that very few people know about this association.

Researchers find Deep Skull did not belong to Indigenous Australians

Researchers find Deep Skull did not belong to Indigenous Australians

A new study into 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep Skull" has found that it did not belong to Indigenous Australians, as believed before, and that the skull appears more likely to be of an older woman than of a teenage boy. The skull is oldest that modern human discovered in island South-East Asia.

Rosetta team making perfume using comet’s unpleasant smell

Rosetta team making perfume using comet’s unpleasant smell

Colin Snodgrass, a scientist from the Rosetta mission team, came up with an idea of making perfume using comet 67P, which is also known as Rosetta's comet. The comet gives out unpleasant smell that is an outcome of blend of gases that are ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, hydrogen and cyanide of the comet.

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