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Merck buys Peloton to expand its kidney cancer treatment portfolio

Merck buys Peloton to expand its kidney cancer treatment portfolioThe acquisition can strengthen Merck's presence in the field of renal cell carcinoma and bolster its cancer drug portfolio. Merck's blockbuster immunotherapy Keytruda was approved last month in the United States for treating renal cell cancer.

Tue, 21 May 2019 10:18:14 -0400
Ancient Egyptians Built This 4-Towered Fortress More Than 2,600 Years Ago

Ancient Egyptians Built This 4-Towered Fortress More Than 2,600 Years AgoArchaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient fortress dating to the 26th Dynasty, the last dynasty in which native Egyptians ruled before the Persians conquered the country in 525 B.C., according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.Researchers uncovered parts of the mud-brick stronghold -- including the northeastern and southeastern towers -- at the Tell El-Kedwa site in North Sinai. Previously, in 2008, archaeologists had excavated the military citadel's eastern wall, but the fortress is so large, it took until now to unearth more of its remains.Apparently, the spot was a prime location for a fortress. Archaeologists found the ruins of a younger military outpost that was built on top of this one's remains, the archaeologists said. [Photos: Mummies Discovered in Tombs in Ancient Egyptian City]The original fortress "is considered one of the oldest fortresses to be discovered" in the country, Moustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, told the Egyptian news outlet Ahram Online.An eye of Horus found at the site. Egyptian Ministry of AntiquitiesThe walls of the older fortress are incredibly thick, measuring nearly 23 feet (7 meters) in width, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported in a statement. It also has four towers. In contrast, newer fortresses built in the following centuries were even more protected, with walls that are 36 feet (11 m) wide and include a total of 16 towers.Curiously, the old citadel also has chambers full of sand, broken pottery and debris, which might have helped to support its heavy walls, Nadia Khadr, head of the Central Department of Lower Egypt Antiquities, said in the statement. These chambers may have also served as rainwater drains, which was characteristic of the 26th Dynasty.In addition, the archaeologists revealed the presence of an ancient entrance to the fortress, in the form of a side gate on the northeastern side of the wall, Hisham Hussein, director general of North Sinai Antiquities, said in the statement. Just to the right of this entrance are the remains of the room that may have been occupied by guards who monitored the gate, Hussein said.The excavation also uncovered an almost 280-foot-long (85 m) wall on the fortress's southern side and the remains of houses within the western part of the fortress. One of these houses had an amulet with the name of King Psamtik I, who kicked out the Assyrians from Egypt and reunited the country when he founded the 26th Dynasty. He died in 610 B.C.Based on this amulet, "initial studies suggest that the fortress most probably dates back to the first half of the 26th Dynasty, specifically the era of King Psamtik I," Hussein told Ahram Online.Whoever held the fort faced a formidable enemy, as the walls showed evidence of a severe attack, the archaeologists noted. * Photos: Exquisitely Preserved Ancient Tomb Discovered at Saqqara * Photos: 4,400 Year-old Tomb Complex in Egypt * Photos: School-Bus-Size Dinosaur Discovered in EgyptOriginally published on Live Science.

Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400
Morgan Stanley Slashes Worst-Case Price for Tesla to $10

Morgan Stanley Slashes Worst-Case Price for Tesla to $10Demand is at the heart of the problem, analysts led by Adam Jonas said in a note. Jonas lowered his bear case for Tesla shares from a previous estimate of $97 to take into account the risk that the company misses its current sales forecast for China by about half. Tesla plunged as much as 4.5% to $196.04 at the open of regular trading Tuesday in New York.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:58:40 -0400
Abby Lee Miller Celebrates New Season of Dance Moms at Lifetime Party amid Cancer Battle

Abby Lee Miller Celebrates New Season of 
 Dance Moms at Lifetime Party amid Cancer BattleAbby Lee Miller Attends Lifetime Party amid Cancer Battle

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:52:08 -0400
Vestas takes aim at cheaper U.S. wind power with new turbine

Vestas takes aim at cheaper U.S. wind power with new turbine"It is necessary to take a significant leap forward with regards to industrialization," chief technology officer Anders Vedel told Reuters. The new turbine, called V138-3.0 MW, is based on the EnVentus platform which Vestas presented this year and is built on a modular design to enable more customized turbines to be produced without expanding the number of components. This technology is Vestas' attempt to move towards more scalable manufacturing to ensure that mass production of wind turbines remains commercially viable at a time of price pressure and rising demand.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:51:32 -0400
U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights officeMissouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, signed a bill into law on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. "We are very concerned that several U.S. states have passed laws severely restricting access to safe abortion for women, including by imposing criminal penalties on the women themselves and on abortion service providers," U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told Reuters Television in Geneva. "So we are calling on the United States and all other countries to ensure that women have access to safe abortions.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:37:48 -0400
Eye on A.I. Introducing Fortune's New Brainstorm A.I. Conference

Eye on A.I. Introducing Fortune's New Brainstorm A.I. ConferenceEye on A.I. Introducing Fortune's New Brainstorm A.I. Conference

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:23:32 -0400
Oil edges up on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, supply outages

Oil edges up on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, supply outagesSINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that OPEC producers will continue to curb supply this year. Gains were capped by concerns that a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing could lead to a global economic slowdown. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $72.31 per barrel at 1030 GMT, up 34 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:04:44 -0400
InvestmentPitch Media Video Discusses GeneNews' Launch of its First Awareness Campaign on Prostate Cancer Using Animated "Gary the Prostate" - Video Available on Investmentpitch.com

InvestmentPitch Media Video Discusses GeneNews' Launch of its First Awareness Campaign on Prostate Cancer Using Animated "Gary the Prostate" - Video Available on Investmentpitch.comVancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 21, 2019) - GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), a life sciences company specializing in blood-based biomarker tests for early cancer detection, has launched the company's first awareness campaign on prostate cancer. The awareness program cleverly uses the animated "Gary the Prostate" to introduce viewers to the subject of prostate cancer. To view the full video and learn more about Gary's campaign go to www.mycancerrisk.info/gary.For more information, please view the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:00:00 -0400
Factbox: What would a UK Labour Party government nationalize, and how?

Factbox: What would a UK Labour Party government nationalize, and how?Despite a national election not being due until 2022, the prospect of nationalization is worrying investors. Analysts have valued the regulated asset values of water and energy networks potentially facing nationalization at around 125 billion pounds ($159 billion). The likelihood of May's center-right Conservative minority government lasting until 2022 has been reduced because arguments over Brexit have split the party, paralyzing policymaking and causing its poll ratings to slide.

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:59:03 -0400
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