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White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command10/24/2018 1:21:31 AM U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial10/23/2018 5:46:26 PM AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain and quality of life compared with the commonly prescribed generic drug methotrexate in a late stage clinical trial.Roche lands Tecentriq trial win, still trails Merck in lung cancer10/22/2018 10:52:59 AM Roche's Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients' survival by nearly five months, study data released on Monday showed, underscoring benefits of the Swiss group's immunotherapy but still leaving it trailing a rival's drug.Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year10/21/2018 10:42:55 PM German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday.AstraZeneca's Lynparza shown to put brakes on ovarian cancer10/21/2018 6:03:36 PM An AstraZeneca drug that blocks a cancer cell's ability to repair its genetic code greatly reduced the risk of ovarian cancer worsening in a phase III trial, underpinning its lead against two U.S. rivals in the same class.Roche takes on Loxo, Bayer in gene-defined cancer class10/21/2018 1:42:02 PM Roche's entrectinib cancer pill was shown to shrink tumors in 57 percent of patients within a group that can only be identified via genetic profiling, as the Swiss drugmaker challenges an alliance of Bayer and Loxo Oncology in a new targeted treatment area.Roche scores win in slowing aggressive type of breast cancer10/20/2018 7:12:52 PM An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.Novartis drug cut death risk by 35 percent in gene mutation breast cancer10/20/2018 6:03:04 PM An experimental cancer drug that Novartis hopes will raise the profile of its oncology portfolio cut the risk of death or disease progression by more than a third in breast cancer patients with a hard-to-target gene mutation.BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury10/20/2018 9:52:11 AM A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet.Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths10/20/2018 2:26:44 AM For the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to the sea floor using a two-person craft designed to withstand the intense pressures more than 5.5 miles (9 km) below the surface.Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum10/19/2018 11:30:43 PM The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through debris at Brazil's National Museum, which burned down in September, the Museum said on Friday.Carrots could be key to making greener buildings, say researchers10/19/2018 7:48:27 PM Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry?In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas10/18/2018 10:37:39 PM You can call it a prehistoric prequel.Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies10/18/2018 3:35:48 AM Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of galaxies ever registered in the early days of the universe, a "proto-supercluster" they nicknamed Hyperion after a titan from Greek mythology.Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S. green light10/18/2018 12:53:48 AM U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a protein-packed potential new food source that could be especially useful in cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition.Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints10/17/2018 9:01:31 PM A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients.No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing10/16/2018 2:57:29 PM Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth.International Space Station crew has enough supplies for at least six months: Russian official10/14/2018 5:31:39 PM The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water, and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of the ISS, was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.Russia may resume manned space flights on November 28: Interfax10/13/2018 6:17:30 PM The next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on Nov. 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on Saturday as saying.Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official10/12/2018 8:20:56 PM Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday.