Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to reveal an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that is more likely to respond to immunotherapy, in the most extensive analysis of the immune landscape of these tumours to date.Pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer starts in cells that produce hormones such as insulin. Once it spreads, only...

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‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join the healthcare profession....

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Häagen-Dazs to headline UK’s First Float-in Cinema Following Paris Success

Häagen-Dazs to headline UK’s First Float-in Cinema Following Paris Success

Luxury ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs is set to headline The Openaire Float-In Cinema by Häagen-Dazs in London – the UK’s first cinematic experience by boat. It follows the pioneering global first ‘cinema on water’ concept by Häagen-Dazs in partnership with the City of Paris and MK2 earlier this summer, which...

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King’s Cross Design District opens physical and virtual doors for LDF 2020

King’s Cross Design District opens physical and virtual doors for LDF 2020

London’s newest creative quarter and retail destination, King’s Cross becomes a leading LDF Design District in 2020 for the second year running. The area’s biggest design names open their physical and virtual doors to the public with a host of exhibitions, installationsmand activities from 12-20 September, as well as festival...

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TfL announce free children-only buses for return to school

TfL announce free children-only buses for return to school

TfL has released details of dozens of bus routes that will provide more frequent services, as well as children-only buses, when schools reopen next week. Children are being encouraged to scoot, walk and cycle to school where possible, as coronavirus infection rates continue to rise again across London. But from...

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NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a partnership with the NHS and the Stroke Association provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days following hospital discharge, without having to leave the...

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Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

New YouGov research shows that the majority of adults in nearly all English counties would strongly support a local lockdown in their area. A total of 25,592 adults were surveyed between the 7th and 14th of August after 83% of the British public said that they support the local lockdown...

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Bandstand Chamber Festival comes to Battersea Park

Bandstand Chamber Festival comes to Battersea Park

Wandsworth Council is proud to host the Bandstand Chamber Festival, founded by clarinettist and concert promoter Anthony Friend, with a series of free, outdoor chamber music concerts. Four of the UK’s best-loved string quartets will take to the stage to perform some of the greatest pieces of classical music, live...

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Groundwater: Our invisible resource

Groundwater: Our invisible resource

Groundwater constitutes just 0.61% of Earth’s water, yet it accounts for 98% of the fresh water available. This is a surprising statistic given that many are unaware of the vast natural resource that flows beneath our feet and upon which we are heavily reliant. Groundwater, having percolated through the ground...

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City Hall were unaware of Crossrail delays days before announcement

City Hall were unaware of Crossrail delays days before announcement

Sadiq Khan did not appear to know the full extent of delays at Crossrail just days before further holdups were announced to the public. Before the railway is safe for passengers, engineers must carry out extensive safety testing with trains on the line, known as trial running. And a letter from...

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