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Drugs carried in cellular 'backpacks' help destroy solid tumors in mice

Drugs carried in cellular 'backpacks' help destroy solid tumors in mice

Health
July 10 (UPI) -- Nanoparticle "backpacks" with immune-stimulating drugs successfully helped T cells destroy solid tumors in mice, researchers report. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who developed the method found it could enhance the T cells' activity without harmful side effects. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report that 60 percent of treated animals' tumors disappeared completely in an early test of the method. The drugs are made of a gel from molecules of cytokine IL-15 held together by a cross-linker that degrades when the T cell reaches a tumor and is activated. Nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size -- comparatively, a human hair is 75,000 nanometers thick. "We found you could greatly improve ...
Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues

Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues

Business
Apple plans to double its share buyback scheme to $ 100bn (£73bn) as solid iPhone sales helped revenues rise 16% to just over $ 61bn.The company said it sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March - only a touch below expectations, despite waning global demand for smartphones.Revenues at Apple's services business that includes Apple Music and the App Store jumped almost a third to $ 9.1bn.Shares rose 3% in afterhours trading.Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight, said the services growth was "particularly impressive". He also pointed out that the iPhone X was the best-selling model in every week of the quarter - despite costing almost $ 1,000 or £1,000.Some analysts had questioned whether demand for the top-of-the-range smartphone would hold up after the initial rush.Overall Apple
InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

Business
March 6 (UPI) -- InDyne Inc., was awarded a contract for services in support of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 417.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract.The agreement between InDyne Inc. and the U.S. Air Force will provide operation and maintenance services for the Air Force's Solid State Phased Array Radar System. The complex system provides continuous coverage and monitoring of potential missile threats, including space.Specifically, the Pentagon says InDyne will provide for "all non-personal services, administrative, financial, and managerial resources necessary on a continuous 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week basis to support the five Solid State Phased Array Radar System instal...