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Bayer says Nexavar fails in breast cancer study

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FRANKFURT - German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease.

Evidence suggests babies in womb start learning earlier than thought: study

ORLANDO Fla. - Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found.

25 Jul 2014

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

- Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014

Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla - For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.

24 Jul 2014

Keryx drug improves phosphorus, iron in kidney patients: trial

- A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis, according to results published on Thursday.

Health, 24 Jul 2014

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

LONDON - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday.

Health 24 Jul 2014

NASA puts out call for satellite communication services – on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

23 Jul 2014

U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano

SEATTLE - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study

- Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.

23 Jul 2014

Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

(This July 22 story is refiled to include omitted title for Chris Valasek, paragraph 3)

Tech, Cyber Crime 23 Jul 2014
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AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests

LONDON - AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.