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Immune cells linked to very early spread of breast cancer


January 4, 2018

Normal immune cells that live near milk ducts in healthy breast tissue may play a key role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, researchers say. This could possibly cause cancer to metastasize, or spread, even before a tumor has developed, according to Dr. Julio Aguirre-Ghiso of The Tisch Cancer Institute at …

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Treatment against blindness to sell for $850,000 in US


January 4, 2018

NEW YORK: Luxturna, a medication against hereditary degeneration of the retina that can lead to total blindness, will be sold for $850,000 in the United States, making it one of the world’s most expensive medical treatments. It is administered in a single dose, according to its manufacturer, Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics. It will retail for $425,000 per eye, which is less …

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Stem cell transplant offers hope for scleroderma patients


January 4, 2018

MIAMI: A stem cell transplant works better than medicine to extend the lives of people with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the skin hardens and organs break down, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine point to a new way of treating the incurable disease, which affects some 2.5 million people worldwide, most of …

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BlackBerry, Baidu announce autonomous vehicle partnership


January 4, 2018

MONTREAL (AFP) – Canadian telecommunications software company BlackBerry and China’s web giant Baidu on Wednesday announced a partnership for autonomous and connected vehicles. “The two companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide,” they said in a statement. BlackBerry’s operating system will be “the foundation for Baidu’s Apollo autonomous …

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Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?


January 4, 2018

(Online) – You’ve probably heard the trendy phrase that “sitting is the new smoking.” Although it’s an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors — nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body — research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly. Pooling results from more than 40 …

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Computer chip ‘flaw’ sparks security debate


January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON: A newly discovered vulnerability in computer chips raised concerns Wednesday that hackers could access sensitive data on most modern systems, as technology firms sought to play down the security risks. Chip giant Intel issued a statement responding to a flurry of warnings surfacing after researchers discovered the security hole which could allow privately stored data in computers and networks …

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Alpina rolls out world’s fastest estate car B5 Bi-Turbo Touring


January 4, 2018

(Web Desk) – Alpina has launched the world’s fastest estate car named B5 Bi-Turbo Touring by evolving BMW 5 Series vehicle that has a top speed of 200mph (321.869kmh). It is powered by a 608bhp 4.4-litre V8. The 800Nm torque helps the unique car to reach the speed of 200mph. The Alpina vehicle has eight-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel drive …

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Saba Qamar tells whether she will get married anytime soon


January 4, 2018

(Web Desk) – Responding to the rumours of marriage and telling whether she will get married anytime soon, Saba Qamar turned to Instagram and said she has no such plans in the near future. It all started when the actor named Arslan Faisal shared photograph with the Hindu Medium star. He captioned the photo, “First picture of 2018 with her …

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Rabi Pirzada releases new video song


January 4, 2018

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistani pop singer and film actress, Rabi Pirzada has released her new video song titled “Jee Lay Har Pal”. Rabi Pirzada launched her career with her first hit song dahdi kurree in 2005 which was a hit. Then came songs like Mujhe Ishq Hai, Jadoo, Kisi Ki Ho Kay Raho. She has also hosted a weekly …

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