New Treatment Cures, Vaccinates Mice Against Cancer

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Researchers at Duke University have successfully cured and vaccinated mice against cancer in a recent small study using nanotechnology and immunotherapy.

The study, published on Aug. 17 in Scientific Reports , combined a Food and Drug Administration-approved cancer immunotherapy treatment with a new tumor-killing nanotechnology to improve the effectiveness of both therapies.

“The ideal cancer treatment is non-invasive, safe and uses multiple approaches,” said Tuan Vo-Dinh, professor of Biomedical Engineering, professor of chemistry, and director of the Fitzpatrick

Hyundai Group Reveals New Fuel-Cell SUV

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Hyundai has revealed a new alternative-powertrain vehicle development roadmap, aimed at expanding the line-up of such vehicles.

Hyundai and its affiliate Kia plan to launch 31 alternative-powertrain vehicles in global markets by 2020, according to a company statement. This includes 10 hybrid vehicles, 11 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), eight electric vehicles (EVs) and two fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Last year, the duo announced that they plan to launch 28 alternative-powertrain vehicles by 2020. This new

Daimler Vans U.S. Recalls 43,689 Vehicles to Replace Air Bag

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NHTSA campaign number: 17V478000.

Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA.

Components: Air bags.

Potential number of units affected: 43,689.

Summary: Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to

Ensuring Pharmaceutical Safety Goes Beyond the Supply Chain

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Pharmaceutical companies continue to adapt to regulations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11. At the same time, their supply chain needs to operate more efficiently to compete in a growing marketplace. That’s why more and more manufacturers are looking at labeling to provide an edge in the face of these challenges.

Improving efficiencies in a highly complex supply chain

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Tesla Announces Risky New Approach to Customer Service

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During the past few years, Tesla was slammed by a number of complaints from some-high profile customers who sued the electric-carmaker alleging that the company didn’t respond to emails and calls about repairs.

In order to thwart any such issue in the future, Tesla has made a big change, taking a risky new approach to customer service. The e-carmaker recently revealed that it is now letting customers to bring their issues straight to a company executive.

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Galaxy Note 4 Units Recalled Due to Overheating Batteries, But it Isn’t Samsung’s Fault

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The affected units are the refurbished Galaxy Note 4 units supplied by FedEx in the United States.

Samsung had its worst fallout last year with the Galaxy Note 7’s battery fiasco. The South Korean conglomerate managed to come out of the chaos following lawsuits, unit recalls, and even re-launched the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units as Galaxy Note 7 FE. Now, another case of battery overheating has struck Samsung with its older tablet, the Galaxy Note

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

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Many cutting-edge drugs and updated medical devices are not receiving the rigorous scientific scrutiny needed to ensure their safety and effectiveness, two new studies contend.

Medications fast-tracked to market under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “accelerated approval” process are not receiving proper follow-up clinical trials that are required to confirm their benefits, one study reported.

“Our concern is that a lot of newer drugs approved through this pathway are not then being subjected to rigorous

Human Technical Error Causes Massive Blackout in Taiwan

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Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting nearly 7 million households on the heavily industrialized island in a sweltering heat.

The outage left millions of homes without power and hit offices and factories on the island of nearly 24 million people, but appeared to have a limited impact on businesses, including some of the world’s leading technology manufacturers.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker and

Mazda Recalls Nearly 80,000 Vehicles to Replace Faulty Air Bags

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Mazda is recalling nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, some for a second time, to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

The recall covers front passenger inflators on certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles. The recalls vary by state and age of the vehicles.

Takata inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. As many as 19 people have been killed and more than 180 hurt

AI to Analyze Anger of Insurance Firm Clients in Japan

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Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. plans to introduce a system using artificial intelligence (AI) in February 2018 to analyze conversations between its employees and clients in an effort to improve customer service. The voice recognition system will be installed at the nonlife insurance company’s about 300 offices across the nation.

In the process of analyzing the conversations, the AI system will categorize customers’ feelings into several groups, including “satisfactory” and “angry,” based on such factors as