US approves second gene therapy against cancer

October 19, 2017 in International

US regulators have approved a second form of gene therapy to fight cancer. The treatment, called Yescarta, is the first immunotherapy on the US market for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymph nodes. Known as a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...

US university offering marijuana degree

October 17, 2017 in International

A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree — in marijuana. Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported. The programme combines chemistry, biology, botany, horticulture,...