FDA Approves Trodelvy, the First Treatment for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shown to Improve Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 7, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Trodelvy® (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have received two or more prior systemic therapies, at least one of them for metastatic disease. The approval is supported by data […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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‘First complete models’ of a human embryo made in the lab

Scientists have created hollow spheres of cells that resemble human embryos in their earliest stages of development. The artificial embryos, called “blastoids,” could allow scientists to study early human development, infertility and pregnancy loss without experimenting on actual embryos.     Two separate research groups created these model embryos using different methods, and each published their results March 17 in the […]

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First lab-grown mini-thyroids use patients’ own tissue

Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are essential regulators of organ function. The absence of these hormones either through thyroid dysfunction due to, for example, irradiation, thyroid cancer or autoimmune disease or thyroidectomy leads to symptoms like fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, and weight gain. Hypothyroidism is estimated to affect up to 11% of the global population. Although hypothyroidism can be […]

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US finds its first case of UK 'Bristol' Covid variant

First case of ANOTHER UK covid variant – that has a mutation that may weaken vaccines – is discovered in the US, CDC director reveals The US has discovered its first case of the ‘Bristol variant’ that emerged in the UK Variant has same mutations as the UK’s earlier B117 variant that make it 70% more infectious, as well as […]

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Misjudging thin ice can be fatal, check first

Before you venture onto frozen ponds, lakes and rivers, it’s critical to make sure they’re safe, an expert cautions. “A minimum of four inches of clear, newly formed ice is needed to support one person on foot,” according to Curt Sinclair, a natural resources specialist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “New ice is usually stronger than old ice, and […]

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Guinea declares new Ebola epidemic, first resurgence of disease since 2016

Fox News Flash Headlines February 14 Guinea, the West Africa country, announced Sunday that the Ebola virus has become an epidemic after the deaths of three people and hospitalizations of four others, a report said. Reuters reported that the country’s health system is not faced with the daunting task of responding to outbreaks of COVID-19 and Ebola. The report pointed […]

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