Archive for September 3rd, 2017:

First cancer ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead

Image copyright Novartis The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient’s own immune system so it attacks cancer. The regulator – the US Food and Drug Administration – said its decision was a “historic” moment and medicine was now “entering a new frontier”. The company Novartis is charging $475,000 (£367,000) for the

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches Lackford Lakes appeal

Image copyright Suffolk Wildlife Trust Image caption The trust says extending the reserve will help safeguard the area’s heritage An appeal has been launched to raise £200,000 towards the cost of buying land adjacent to a nature reserve. Suffolk Wildlife Trust wants to extend the Lackford Lakes reserve, to safeguard an area where rare species

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Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth

The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million km), Nasa says. Florence measures 2.7 miles (4.4km) in diameter and will not pose a threat to Earth for centuries to come. While other asteroids have passed closer to Earth,

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