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Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (ATRA) announced that the abstract on cytotoxic T lymphocytes activated against Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV-CTL) will be presented by its collaborating investigators at a Clinical Trials Plenary Session at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. The AACR annual...

Merck (MRK) announced results from the randomized, pivotal Phase 3 study, KEYNOTE-006, in the treatment of unresectable advanced melanoma. In the study, KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) was statistically superior to ipilimumab for progression-free survival, overall survival, and overall response rate. Roger...

Merck (MRK) announced the company has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application to the U.S. FDA for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. KEYTRUDA previously received Breakthrough Therapy designation for advanced...

German lender Deutsche Bank AG's (DB) executive board is in favour of a sale of the Postbank unit and also pare some of the company's other retail banking as well as investment banking assets as part of a strategic review, according to media reports on Saturday. Deutsche Bank will reportedly sell...

Facebook Inc. (FB)-owned messenger application WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, according to WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. In a Facebook post on Friday, Kuom said, "WhatsApp - now serving 800,000,000 monthly active users. Reminder for the press out there: active and registered users...

The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division is nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp's (CMCSA, CMCSK) proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the Bloomberg report, staff attorneys...

FCA US LLC (FCAU) said that Ram truck owners from seven U.S states and Canada helped the Ram Truck brand set a new Guinness World records title for the largest parade of pickup trucks, Saturday, April 18, in Arlington, Texas. 451 Ram trucks participated in the "Ram Truck Round-up," breaking the previous...

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (SRNE), a late-stage clinical oncology company, said it has scheduled three preclinical abstracts for poster presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research or AACR, to be held April 18-22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The...

Ignyta, Inc. (RXDX), a precision oncology biotechnology company, said it will make three poster presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research or AACR, being held April 18-22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each of the presentations will highlight the...

Aurigene announced the company and its partner Curis Inc. (CRIS) will be presenting data from two programs at the American Associate of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Aurigene will present data for its Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) small molecule inhibitors program, which is currently...

Australian police, after a series of raids, arrested five teenagers who were planning for a terrorist attack next week. The five member team, all aged 18-19 years, was inspired by Islamic State outfit. They were targeting a high profile attack on April 25 at the Anzac Day, the centenary celebration...

A suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad in Afghanistan killed 33 people and more than 100 were injured. The explosion was outside New Kabul bank in eastern Nangarhar province and police suspect that the suicide bomber came in a bike. There was a second explosion, probably from a bomb tied to a motorcycle,...

Gas explosion in Fresno in California injured 11 people on Friday afternoon. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said workers who are not affiliated with the company have struck a 12-inch natural gas transmission pipeline and the gas leaked was ignited due to the dig-in.

Aerial pictures published by the U.S. based Center for Strategic and International Studies showed that China is constructing an air strip at the South China Sea. The airstrip in the artificial island is said to be more than 3 kilometers long and can accommodate aircraft of any type. The airstrip...

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's right-hand Izzat Ibrahim al Douri was reported killed in a fighting in North Baghdad. He is believed to be behind the recent insurgency in the State, with the backing of ISIS. Douri was one among the most wanted Saddam-era leaders and he has been evading since...

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