Following February’s record for the most abnormally warm month on record, a study published in National Geoscience revealed that humans are releasing carbon dioxide at a rate 10 times faster than at any time in the past 66 million years.
Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound that is necessary for the Earth – in doses. However, a study by Richard Zeebe of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Andy Ridgwell of the University of Bristol, and James C. Zachos of the University of California Santa Cruz, found that “The Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) is known at present to have the highest carbon release rates of the past 66 million years.”
Russian pharmaceutical group Biocad has introduced a breakthrough new cancer drug, with early tests suggesting it is more effective in battling the disease than foreign analogues, the company says.
The new drug activates inner powers to fight cancer, the company’s press release said. It was created on the base of monoclonal antibodies, and blocks interactions between the proteins PD-1 and PD-L1, which mask tumor cells as healthy ones. After the neutralization of PD-1, the organism starts to recognize cancer cells and eliminate them.
“The development of drugs for immunotherapy is an innovational approach to curing oncological diseases,” said Roman Ivanov, Deputy CEO for Biomedical Studies and Development, according to a press release published on Biocad’s website.
A split in Japan’s largest Yakuza syndicate has triggered escalating hostilities among former allies turned rivals. Ten out of 47 prefectures have already been affected, an official says.
As of March 21, there have been 17 Yakuza fights registered, said the chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, Taro Kono, at a press-conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
British Army snipers have field-tested a new high-tech stealth material which hides them from surveillance technology.