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Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

Health
The world's first drugs designed to stop cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, scientists have said.A £75m investment to develop the drugs has been announced by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).Chief executive Prof Paul Workman said cancer's ability to adapt to drugs is the biggest challenge in treatment.The new drugs could make cancer a "manageable" disease in the long term and "more often curable", he said.Researchers say existing treatments such as chemotherapy sometimes fail because the deadliest cancer cells adapt and survive, causing the patient to relapse.Prof Workman said: "Cancer's ability to adapt, evolve and become drug resistant was the cause of the vast majority of deaths from the diseas
First since 2014: Ghaziabad may raise circle rates to meet stamp duty target

First since 2014: Ghaziabad may raise circle rates to meet stamp duty target

Finance
The stamp and registration department in Ghaziabad is believed to have written to the Uttar Pradesh government recommending that circle rates be raised in the current financial year. Circle rates have remained unchanged in Ghaziabad since 2014. “We have sent our recommendations to the state government on circle rates. It is for the government to take a call on the matter,” said ML Patel, AIG (stamps). “In the last financial year, we could manage to meet 89% of the stamp duty target set by the state government,” he added. In the 2018-19 financial year, the UP government had set a target of collecting Rs 1,626 crore as stamp duty, but could manage only Rs 1,442 crore. Officials said one of the reasons that led to a shortfall in stamp duty was a recent slowdown in the real estate sector. Anot
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners summer transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico rules out move

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners summer transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico rules out move

Sports
TAG OUT Ajax's 26-year-old left-back has been impressive this season but is set for one more season in Amsterdam Arsenal have been dealt a transfer blow before the summer market has even opened. Ajax ace Nicolas Tagliafico, one of the stars of their Champions League run this campaign, has revealed he will NOT be quitting the club in the next window. Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico in action against Juventus. The Gunners have been plotting to sign a new left-back with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac neither at the elite level the club want as they attempt to get back amongst Europe’s elite clubs. Tagliafico has been on their radar and also interested several other top sides thanks to his displays domestically and in Europe but has now revealed,
Climate change: Electric car target ‘needs to be sooner’

Climate change: Electric car target ‘needs to be sooner’

Science
The UK government's plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is too tame, advisers will say.Drivers will benefit if electric cars come to dominate the new car market a full decade earlier, they will claim.The Committee on Climate Change believes the cost of electric cars will be similar to that of petrol or diesel vehicles by 2024-5.But the speed of installing charging points will have to radically improve to cope with the coming demand.What is the current policy?The UK government's current policy is to insist that by 2040, all new cars and vans sold in the UK should be zero emissions - that means electric or hydrogen. But critics have pointed out that would mean some older petrol and diesel vehicles will still be on the roads after 2050...
Government to miss Brexit trade deal target

Government to miss Brexit trade deal target

Business
By Adam Parsons, business correspondent, in Switzerland Government officials have admitted for the first time that they will not be able to renegotiate all trade treaties involving the European Union by the end of March.The UK is party to around 40 European treaties, covering trade with more than 70 countries and making up 12% of the UK's total trade. In the event of no deal, each would need to be rewritten, either with new terms or by mirroring the existing terms, a process known as "rolling over".Two years ago, the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said that updated versions of all those treaties should be ready to sign within a minute of Britain leaving the EU.Now, according to senior government sources, expectations have been tempered. In...