Category: Family & Teens

FDA approves an oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumor

Image result for FDA approves an oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumorThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), a treatment for adult and pediatric patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).This is the second time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker across different types of tumors rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated. The approval marks a new paradigm in the development of cancer drugs that are “tissue agnostic.” It follows the policies that the FDA developed in a guidance document released earlier this year…more: FDA.GOV

Dramatic photo shows husky dogs walking on water in Greenland

Husky dogs appear to be walking on water in northwest Greenland. Pic: SteffenMalskaer and the Danish Meteorological InstituteThey say “a picture paints a thousand words” – and that was indeed the case when a Danish meteorologist tweeted a photograph of what appeared to be husky dogs walking on water in northwest Greenland.

Steffen M Olsen captured the image, which has gone viral, showing sled dogs, ankle-deep – which he said were “running on sea ice flooded by surface melt water” – in the Inglefield Bredning fjord…..more skynews

Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

A Muslim woman reacts next to a burned motorbike and her house after a mob attack in Kottampitiya, Sri Lanka in May [File: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters]Muslims in Sri Lanka say they fear new attacks after a top Buddhist monk called for violence against members of the religious minority, claiming a Muslim doctor had sterilised thousands of Buddhist women. Activists, politicians and members of the Muslim minority said Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero’s speech last week was likely to fan communal tensions, weeks after Buddhist mobs attacked scores of Muslim homes and businesses…Aljazeera

Mohamed Morsi: Egypt’s Former President ‘Murdered’ After Security Left Him ‘Slumped on Cage Floor’

"إندبندنت" تكشف تفاصيل 20 دقيقة بعد إغماء مرسيSecurity forces have been accused of murdering Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi after friends and colleagues say police failed to administer first aid fast enough when he collapsed during a hearing in Cairo on Monday.

Prison guards allegedly left the 67-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader “slumped on the floor” of his courtroom cage for more than 20 minutes, despite other defendants calling for help…MORE THE INDEPENDENT

US Envoy Decries Lack of Response From Islamic World to China’s …

Image result for 'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on IslamThe US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.

Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out….MORE: THE INDEPENDENT –  taipeitimes