Archive for April 16th, 2016

Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest

Saturday, April 16th, 2016:

By Ginger Gibson CASPER, Wyo. (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party’s nomination. Cruz is trying to prevent Trump from obtaining the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination at the July convention in Cleveland. By continuing to rack up small wins, Cruz is gaining ground on the New York real estate mogul, who has thus far failed to shift his focus on the […] Read More →

DNA tweak 'boosts' cancer-killing cells

Saturday, April 16th, 2016:

Image copyright SPL Image caption Immune cells (spheres) attacking cancerous tissue Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help it attack tumours in mice. The immune system is the body’s own defence against infection and cancer, but tumours develop ways of stopping the onslaught. The University College London team manipulated the DNA of immune cells to allow them to keep up the fight. Experts said the idea needed to be tested in human trials, but it was still exciting. Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. […] Read More →

Oh deer: A conversation with Edward Riche about his new novel

Saturday, April 16th, 2016:

Award-winning St. John’s writer Edward Riche’s latest work Today I Learned It Was You officially launches Saturday by House of Anansi. Riche’s first novel, Rare Birds, was turned into a movie starring William Hurt and Molly Parker, and his second novel, The Nine Planets, won an East Coast Literary Award and was a Globe and Mail Best Book. Riche told Ted Blades, host of CBC’s On the Go, that his new comic novel, about a dysfunctional city hall and a man who is transitioning to a deer — that’s correct, a deer — has “questions of identity” throughout it with the characters “wondering who they are and what they should do”. Here’s their conversation, which has been […] Read More →

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