The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a promising new drug to treat advanced lung cancer.
According to the FDA, the medication Opdivo (or the generic nivulumab) can now be used to treat patients with “advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.”
Opdivo (nivolumab), made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is an immuno-therapy drug delivered via injection that enables the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. The treatment is designed for patients who have been previously treated with chemotherapy.
In one study submitted to the FDA, 15% of patients showed [...]
The science community is obsessed with outer space and the possibility of finding alien life forms on other celestial bodies. Meanwhile, there’s a largely undiscovered world right here on our own planet — that is, under the oceans.
This short film, created by Sandro Bocci, explores marine animals such as coral and starfish at high magnification. The time-lapse is paired with eerie music, that — according to the director — is intended to provide the viewer with a different perspective of our world while encouraging us to reflect on the consequences of our actions here on Earth.
The impressive photography is part of Porgrave, a longer film set to be released later [...]