Prostate cancer metastasis linked to revival of dormant molecular program

When prostate cancer progresses to a more-dangerous metastatic state, it does so by resurrecting dormant molecular mechanisms that had guided the fetal development of the prostate gland but had been subsequently switched off, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study, an international collaboration with The Netherlands Cancer Institute, was published in Nature Genetics. “It […]

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Wall Street closes higher, Nasdaq sets record as potential vaccines show promise

Wall Street gained ground on Monday and surging technology shares pushed the Nasdaq to a record closing high, as promising trial results from potential COVID-19 vaccines helped investors look beyond spiraling new cases of the disease. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) provided the biggest boosts to the Nasdaq and the S&P500, but industrials […]

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Hostage siege ends after Ukrainian president endorses Joaquin Phoenix film

A gunman in Ukraine armed with an automatic rifle and grenades has surrendered to police and released 13 hostages after the country’s president consented to his demand to recommend the 2005 animal rights documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. The niche film recommendation, delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy over Facebook, helped end an hours-long standoff […]

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‘Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder in which the nerve cells (neurons) in a person’s brain and the connections among them degenerate slowly, causing severe memory loss, intellectual deficiencies, and deterioration in motor skills and communication. One of the main causes of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation of a protein called amyloid β (Aβ) in clusters […]

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IBM beats estimates; sees gains as customers accelerate shift to cloud

International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) beat estimates for second-quarter profit on Monday and signaled that demand in its cloud computing business would get a boost as large corporations accelerate their digital shift due to the coronavirus crisis. The company’s shares rose 5% in after-hours trading. IBM has jettisoned some of its legacy business to focus […]

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Daft sci-fi golf resort management sim GolfTopia enters Steam early access next week

Golftopia, the slightly absurd sci-fi golf resort management game from Space Pirates and Zombies 1 & 2 developer MinMax, will enter Steam early access next Tuesday, 21st July. MinMax calls GolfTopia a humorous “building, management, tower defense hybrid”, but its core is something like a retro-futuristic spin on the classic SimGolf formula. Players are given […]

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