Fred Hutch study discovers how cancer evades immunotherapies, sometimes returning years later

Dr. Kelly Paulson, the first author of the study. (Fred Hutch Photo) Few advances in cancer treatment have gotten as much attention in the past decade as CAR T immunotherapies. The treatments have wiped out disease in terminal patients and have largely enjoyed success as they emerge on the market. But despite those successes, many patients see their cancer return a few months or years after treatment. In a new study published Monday, scientists unveiled a potential reason for these relapses. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discovered that relapsed Merkel cell carcinoma, a skin cancer, actually turns off a specific gene that CAR T immunotherapy uses to… Read More

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Moonday Morning: Brazil hate-launches a cryptocurrency exchange

It’s Moonday Morning which can mean only one thing. That we have to hook ourselves up to an IV drip of coffee, and hard-line that weekend cryptocurrency and blockchain news straight into your thought box. 1. Despite hating the idea, Brazil’s largest independent brokerage will be launching a cryptocurrency exchange. 2. US congressman, Tom Emmer, has drafted three bills in support of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Emmer wants America to lead blockchain innovation – good luck buddy! 3. Keen to put its entire government on blockchain, Dubai – or rather, “Smart Dubai” – announced the launch of a blockchain-powered ‘Payment Reconciliation… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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YesOJO Nintendo Switch speaker dock adds boom to your game box

The Nintendo Switch is a marvel when it comes to playing options, whether you’ve got it hooked up to a screen, in handheld mode or with its kickstand engaged on a tabletop. But when it’s not sat in its TV dock it does suffer from two set backs – battery life, and audio oomph. YesOJO, the team behind the team behind the first Nintendo Switch projector, is back with an all-new solution: a Nintendo Switch speaker dock. Offering stereo sound from from two speakers, with a recess to slot the Switch into, it’ll give your game a bit more volume, as well as a sturdier base for tabletop play. Cool… Read More

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Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it’s terrible for privacy (GOOGL)

A security expert has discovered that Google had quietly made important changes to Chrome’s login requirements. Matthew Green spotted that Google was logging them into Chrome without their knowledge. Google’s changes also made it easier for users to unwittingly turn over their browsing history to Google. The company acknowledged the changes late on Sunday, but stressed that users needed to consent to a sync before their browser data was transferred. For years, Google has given Chrome users the option of surfing the web without logging in. But on Sunday, a security expert wrote that Google had quietly changed the requirements so when users login into a Google service, such as… Read More

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Why you should(n’t) get cyber insurance

As individuals, we pay for home insurance and auto insurance to provide coverage in case of a fire or car crash. Businesses often invest in liability insurance in case someone gets injured on their property. But what happens when a cyber attack affects your home or business? High-profile incidents such as last year’s Equifax data breach highlight how some of the biggest threats in today’s world exist in a purely digital realm. In an effort to protect themselves against the wide range of cyber security risks that exist in today’s marketplace, many companies are taking on the added measure of… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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