Researchers find NTRK fusions more common than expected in pediatric tumors

In a large study of pediatric cancer patients, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have analyzed the frequency, fusion partners, and clinical outcome of neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, which are clinical biomarkers that identify patients suitable for treatment with FDA-approved TRK inhibitors. The researchers found that NTRK fusions are more common in […]

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Billionaire Bernard Schwartz describes Biden as ‘pro-business’ leader; predicts boon to economy

BLS Investments chairman Bernard Schwartz is backing Joe Biden’s ability to reshape the economy and the country. The billionaire told FOX Business Network’s “The Claman Countdown” Tuesday that he believes Biden’s tax policy should not be feared by Americans, as well as that the incoming president is ready to pick up the slack President Trump […]

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Report: NBA putting security onto court to prevent hugs

The NBA tightened its coronavirus protocols in significant ways, limiting players’ interactions with people outside their households and not involved in team activities. The league also implemented trivial rules like prohibiting hugs, handshakes and daps. Fist and elbow bumps only. And the NBA is serious about that. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: After witnessing some opposing […]

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IOF and IFCC review calls for harmonization of assays for reference bone turnover markers

Bone turnover markers (BTMs) in blood and urine are useful tools in monitoring osteoporosis treatment effects and may be useful for improving patient adherence. In 2011, a Joint Committee on Bone Metabolism of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) designated Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP) […]

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Biden, Yellen not planning to weaponize US dollar for trade power

President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration is set to take a more hands-off approach to the value of the U.S. dollar than that of his outgoing predecessor, President Trump. “The value of the U.S. dollar and other currencies should be determined by markets,” said Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen at her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. “Markets […]

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