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Roche immunotherapy drug shrinks tumors in early bladder cancer study

ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche’s experimental drug that spurs the immune system to fight cancer shrank tumors in 43 percent of people with a specific type of metastatic bladder cancer, according to results of an early-stage trial published on Saturday.






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May 31st, 2014

Two experimental AstraZeneca drugs show promise in ovarian cancer

(Reuters) – A combination of two drugs developed by AstraZeneca Plc, olaparib and cediranib, was shown in a mid-stage study to nearly double the length of time certain ovarian cancer patients lived without their disease getting worse.

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May 31st, 2014

Researchers: Nothing Special About Einstein’s Brain

There had to be something anatomically different about Einstein’s brain that made him so smart, right? A new study says no, not true. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Terence Hines of Pace University. Read more…

May 31st, 2014

US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday. Read More..

May 31st, 2014

Mickelson plays on amid news of U.S. probe into possible insider trading

(Adds more Mickelson comments) By Ben Everill DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31 (Reuters) – If golf star Phil Mickelson is concerned by a federal probe into possible insider trading involving him, billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, he did not show it on Saturday. As he hit a few practice balls before his round at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, Mickelson was in a light-hearted exchange with fellow American golfer Robert Garrigus. “It’s been an interesting evening,” Mickelson replied, adding with a laugh, “I don’t have much to say about it.” Garrigus jokingly intimated that talking with Mickelson could get him into trouble, saying he was “not sure I want to talk to you now.” On Friday night, a source familiar with the matter said the FBI and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were investigating possible insider trading involving Icahn, Mickelson and Walters. Read More..

May 31st, 2014
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