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Day: September 8, 2017

This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds
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This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds

    The MasSpec Pen is a real-time diagnostic tool created by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. In a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers report that their handheld device (which is not yet FDA-approved) uses tiny droplets of water to analyze human tissue samples for cancer with 96% accuracy. It’s a gentle, simple chemical process, says study author Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, an assistant professor of chemistry at UT Austin. It’s highly specific and highly sensitive. The fact that it’s non-destructive brings a new approach to cancer diagnosis. Getting rid of all cancerous tissue while also preventing any harm to healthy tissue is a delicate process. When operating on a woman with breast cancer, for example...
Trump’s betrayal of the Republican leaders: Should surprise no one
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Trump’s betrayal of the Republican leaders: Should surprise no one

    President Trump meets with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress. Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Ivanka seemed to thoroughly enjoy their meeting at the White House the other day. Mitch and Paul, not so much. Does it really surprise anyone that President Trump betrayed the Republican leaders who have been trying their best to carry water for him on Capitol Hill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and is playing footsie with their Democratic rivals? It shouldn’t. One thing that should be blindingly obvious by now is that political loyalty, for the president, is a one-way street. Yes, McConnell and Ryan embarrassed themselves and squandered precious political capital in a long, fruitless attempt to repeal and replace ...
Rain storm hits commuters in London
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Rain storm hits commuters in London

    London could be hit by thunder storms over the coming days, with forecasters also warning gales could arrive by next week. The capital will be lashed by showers on Friday, with the unsettled autumn weather continuing over the weekend. After a bright start to Saturday, the wet weather will return, with thunder storms possible, according the Met Office. Meanwhile, by Sunday afternoon the wind will pick up, and gales could hit the capital on Monday. Forecaster Steven Keates told the Standard: We’re looking at autumnal, unsettled and changeable weather over the coming days. There will be a lot of cloud around today, with outbreaks of rain for much of the day, a bit on the breezy side. There will be some dry periods but definitely a day to keep your umbrella with you. Tempera...
Tulip Siddiq MP was stopped by UKBA over her daughter’s name after her holiday in France
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Tulip Siddiq MP was stopped by UKBA over her daughter’s name after her holiday in France

    North London Kilburn and Hampshead Labour MP has revealed she was stopped by UK border control because she did not have the same surname in her passport as her daughter. Tulip Siddiq, the MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, said 18-month-old Azalea burst into tears when they were questioned by officials and forced to wait until their husband joined them. They were returning from a family holiday in France with Ms Siddiq’s husband, Chris Percy, when they became separated. She said she was stopped just before boarding the Eurostar after being allowed to join the fast-track queue with her pushchair. The 34-year-old told the Guardian: My daughter looks quite different to me, she looks like her dad. At the UK border the man looked at my passport for a long time and my daughter’s pass...
A Man injured after electrical blast in Oxford Street explosion
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A Man injured after electrical blast in Oxford Street explosion

    A man has been injured by a small power explosion on one of central London's busiest streets, police said. A section of Oxford Street was cordoned off after the "power network" blast at around 7pm, Scotland Yard said. Both police and fire crews were sent to the scene, where the man was said to have suffered minor injuries. Something’s happened on Oxford Street. People running away quickly and panicking. pic.twitter.com/NtEdhqp9rE — Michael (@londonstuff) September 7, 2017 Smoke could be seen rising from the busy thoroughfare as concerned shoppers looked on, in footage posted on social media. Other images showed the pavement apparently blackened by the explosion. A spokesman for Metropolitan Police told The Independent that the explosion did not appear to be suspicious but ...