About CAR-T leukemia therapy, part of a new wave in cancer treatment
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel endorsed a new breakthrough therapy for advanced leukemia on Wednesday called CTL019 –- a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment, in an emerging category known as CAR-T immunotherapy. The treatment is the result of a joint effort between the University
Fire knocks out power to part of Boston's mass transit system
Plus, a new gene therapy treatment to battle leukemia in children and young adults.
Former Pharmaceutical Exec Who Quit to Care for Ailing Sister Explains ‘Logical’ Decision
Christi Shaw was U.S. president of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis when she stunned the business world by walking away from it all. She did it to care for her older sister, Sherry Whitford, who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer more than two years ago. Whitford was facing a potentially bleak
The Eye Hospital Saving Lives One Flight at a Time
ABC News' Charli James visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an ophthalmic facility treating patients and training doctors inside an airplane.
Investing in the Habits of Old and Young
For decades, investors have been focused on companies that market intensively to the baby boom generation – people born in the nearly two decades after World War II. This kind of demographic investing, as it’s called, has become ingrained in the DNA of American markets. Just Google “baby boomer
Queen Latifah Talks 'Red Steps' and Mother's Heart Problems
Queen Latifah is taking matters to heart, literally. The Emmy and Grammy winner has joined forces with the American Heart Association for its "Red Steps Challenge." Latifah told ABC News the effort is personal: Her mother, Rita Owens, suffers from heart failure and a condition called scleroderma,
Wild Spring Storms Hit Wyoming and Colorado
Officials say a storm system moving through the Rocky Mountains is to blame for massive pileups and accidents in Wyoming and Colorado.
U.S. Attorney General Calls Shootings of Ferguson, Missouri Police Officers Repugnant
This search for the people responsible for shooting two police officers in Ferguson Missouri leads a swat team to this home. Just a few blocks away detectives say they were talking to the people there is part of the investigation. Hello everyone untie Hernandez in New York officers were shot last
Pharmaceuticals Still in Play With Pfizer's $100B Bid for AstraZeneca
Morning Money Memo: Deal-making in the pharmaceutical and health care industries is on the rise. The latest example is Pfizer Inc.’s offer to buy British-based AstraZeneca for nearly $100 billion. Astra shares jumped nearly 15 percent today and the company says the Pfizer bid...
Most Companies Can't Keep Up With Cybercrime 'Bad Guys'
Morning Money Memo: “The bad guys are winning.” That’s a major conclusion in Verizon’s annual data breach report, which looked at cyberbreak-ins from dozens of firms and analyzed tens of thousands of security incidents. More than 94 percent of the attacks fall into nine basic...