Advanced melanoma survival improves significantly when immunotherapy is given before targeted therapy

A clinical trial led by clinicians at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center showed a remarkable 20 percent advantage in the two-year overall survival rate for people with advanced melanoma who first received immunotherapy (72 percent survival rate) versus those who initially got targeted therapies (52 percent survival rate). Progression-free survival, where the cancer is stable […]

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American Airlines reveals data breach two months after it was discovered

American Airlines is alerting some of its customers to a data breach, where an “unauthorized actor” got access to names, birthdays, mailing and email addresses, phone, driver’s license and passport numbers, and “certain medical information” by compromising employee email addresses (via Bleeping Computer). According to a sample letter from the company, dated September 16th, the […]

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Singapore Uses Bright Colored Signs to Created a Dementia-Friendly Neighborhood

In keeping with the Singapore government’s initiative to enable ‘aging in place’, a dementia-friendly wayfinding solution was devised for Khatib Central and Chong Pang City, which were identified as residential estates with aging populations. The project’s objective was to create a system that assists seniors and those afflicted with dementia in navigating around their neighborhoods […]

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Lost for 97 Years, Rediscovered Magnolia Tree Spurs Hope for its Restoration in Haiti

An expedition team in northern Haiti has rediscovered a magnolia tree that has been lost to science for 97 years. The team used the tree’s telltale features to find it: beautiful alabaster flowers and uniquely shaped glossy emerald leaves. In a country stricken with widespread habitat destruction, this rediscovery has given conservationists hope that Haiti’s […]

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