Science

New Data Suggest Possible Evidence for Planet #9

Astronomers at Complutense University of Madrid have analyzed data and indicate the potention for a planet located at a distance between 300 to 400 astronomical units (AUs). By comparison, Neptune is approximate 30 AUs from the sun. (July 12, 2017)

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FDA Approves Bevyxxa for Preventing Venous Thromboembolism

Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Bevyxxa (betrixaban) was approved by the FDA in June with an indication of prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in adult patients. “Bevyxxa reduced the incidence of DVT and PE blood clots compared with those taking enoxaparin plus placebo (4.4 percent vs. 6.0 percent).” (June 2017)

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New R&D Mimicking Photosynthesis for CO2 Reduction

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of Physics Research of Mar del Plata in Argentina have reported an advance with a photosynthetic system that combines Cu2O with TiO2. A catalyst made of Cu2O/TiO2 can reduce CO2 by transforming it to carbon...

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FDA Approves New Drug for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The FDA approved Radicava, from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, based on a 6-month, randomized, placebocontrolled, double-blind study conducted in Japanese patients with ALS. Subjects in the Radicava arm who received study drug for 6 months demonstrated 33% less decline in...

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Data Show Early Galaxy Alignment

Large galaxies in clusters tend to prefer lining up in the same orientation. Observations now indicate that for some of the oldest galaxies, they took on that orientation as early as 10 billion years ago. (June 14, 2017)

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