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IATA: Strong demand recovery in January impacted by Omicron

IATA: Strong demand recovery in January impacted by Omicron - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel slowed for both domestic and international in January 2022 compared to December 2021, owing to the imposition of travel restrictions following the emergence of Omicron last November.  Total demand for air travel in January 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 82.3% compared to January... Read More
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Russia to ‘keep’ leased planes, ‘pay’ for them in worthless rubles

Russia to ‘keep’ leased planes, ‘pay’ for them in worthless rubles - Russia’s Transport Ministry published a new document on the official portal today, that establishes a new procedure for the execution of lease agreements for foreign aircraft and aircraft engines amid the economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. The document suggests that Russian authorities may authorize the country’s airlines, including national flag carrier Aeroflot, to retain... Read More
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Scream for Ukraine!!! Ivan Liptuga, The New Face of Ukraine Tourism

Scream for Ukraine!!! Ivan Liptuga, The New Face of Ukraine Tourism - Ivan Liptuga, head of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine, and member of the World Tourism Network wants the Tourism to scream out and not be quiet about what is happening in his home country. WTN Chairman Juergen Steinmetz said, today all of us in the travel and tourism industry should be Ukrainians. Ivan is the face now of... Read More
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New Study Shows Relationship of Saliva and Autism

New Study Shows Relationship of Saliva and Autism - Saliva may hold the key to understanding and ultimately treating gastrointestinal (GI) disturbance in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A recently published paper showed that specific RNA molecules in the saliva may serve as biomarkers for better understanding the etiology of GI disturbance and eventually guide targeted treatments. The paper titled “Saliva RNA biomarkers of gastrointestinal dysfunction in children with autism... Read More
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New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rare Cancer Treatment

New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rare Cancer Treatment - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® today announced the publication of new NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Ampullary Adenocarcinoma. This evidence- and expert consensus-based resource follows the recent publication of new NCCN Guidelines® for Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma, bringing the total number of clinical guidelines to 83. “We know there’s a real need to share evidence-based expert recommendations for some... Read More
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Positive Metastatic Tumor Treatment with Novel GPX Embolic Device

Positive Metastatic Tumor Treatment with Novel GPX Embolic Device - As part of an ongoing multi-center study, Fluidx Medical released additional information on treating tumors including a highly vascularized metastatic renal cell carcinoma with the GPX Embolic Device.                “We were very pleased with the outcome and the resulting occlusion created by GPX,” said Martin Krauss, M.D., Head of Interventional Radiology, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.  “In one procedure, the renal... Read More
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Kidney Disease: Global Silent Health Risk

Kidney Disease: Global Silent Health Risk - 850 million people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), with over 2 million people worldwide receiving dialysis or living with a kidney transplant. However, the mostly silent nature of kidney disease leads to the complexity of trying to understand what cannot be usually seen or felt and, therefore, not knowing when to take action. Knowing when to act will improve through patient health... Read More
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FDA Approves Breakthrough Designation for Liquid Biopsy Study

FDA Approves Breakthrough Designation for Liquid Biopsy Study - Designation and approvals mark key milestones in advancing Insightec Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) clinical roadmap using Acoustic Therapy.   Insightec today announced that it has received FDA approval of two pivotal investigational device exemptions (IDE) for its Exablate Neuro system – one for primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain in conjunction with standard-of-care Keytruda®, and one for... Read More
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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Preclinical Data

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Preclinical Data - Results suggest that mesothelin-targeted TriKE can work alongside current standard of care and provide benefit even in the hypoxic environment of a solid tumor. GT Biopharma, Inc., a clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics based on the Company’s proprietary tri-specific natural killer (NK) cell engager, TriKE® protein biologic technology platform, presented preclinical data demonstrating its novel TriKE driving NK cell... Read More
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Approved Treatment for Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Approved Treatment for Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma - In Australia around 2,400 people are diagnosed each year with multiple myeloma (MM), and around 20,000 patients are living with MM at any given time.  Unfortunately, more than 1000 patients will die from this form of blood cancer in any given year  and therefore new treatment options such as XPOVIO® are needed.               Antengene Corporation Limited today announced that the Therapeutic Goods... Read More
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Approval for New Study Solid Tumors and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Approval for New Study Solid Tumors and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Antengene Corporation Limited today announced that China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved the Phase I study of ATG-101 (the PROBE-CN study) for the treatment of advanced/ metastatic solid tumors and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). ATG-101 is a novel bispecific antibody that was designed to block the binding of immunosuppressive PD-1/PD-L1 and conditionally induce 4-1BB stimulation, thus activating anti-tumor immune... Read More
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Bologna Industrial Tourism: New Update from the Ambassador of Bologna

Bologna Industrial Tourism: New Update from the Ambassador of Bologna - The metropolitan city of Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna region, is active in the sectors of economy, tourism, and culture. It is home to the oldest university in the world, and it highlights the contribution of Industrial Tourism (IT), a tourist source at the base of which is Centergross, the “Enclave” of Pronto Moda (ready to wear fashion). eTurboNews... Read More
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India Tour Operators Happy for Return of International Flights

India Tour Operators Happy for Return of International Flights - The India Association of Tour Operators (IATO) expressed its sincere gratitude to the Government of India for the decision to resume regular international flight operations from March 27, 2022. According to Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President of IATO: “Even though the decision was on the cards, still it is a big relief for the entire travel and tourism fraternity, and we look... Read More
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IATA: Air cargo growth slows down, but continues

IATA: Air cargo growth slows down, but continues - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing slower growth in January 2022. Supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints, as well as a deterioration in economic conditions for the sector dampened demand.  Global demand, measured in cargo ton-kilometers (CTKs), was up 2.7% compared to January 2021 (3.2% for international operations). This was significantly lower than the... Read More
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Kentucky Derby to Eurovision: Airbnb prices soar ahead of the major events

Kentucky Derby to Eurovision: Airbnb prices soar ahead of the major events - New study analyzed the average nightly cost of an Airbnb over the dates of the world’s most popular music and sporting events in 2022. The average cost of an Airbnb in the same area was also taken for the week before the event, to demonstrate the difference in price, and reveal the events impacting Airbnb prices the most. ... Read More