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STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

STOCKHOLM — The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although they say it’s unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

CALGARY, Alberta | Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by City Council

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary’s bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over. The City Council voted Monday to end the bid following last week’s nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games. Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are still … Continue reading CALGARY, Alberta | Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by City Council

HELSINKI | Shooting in Sweden leaves 7 people wounded, 12 arrested

HELSINKI — Swedish police say seven people have been wounded and 12 arrested in a shooting allegedly linked to biker gang members near the country’s second city of Goteborg. Police said Sunday that patrols rushed Saturday evening to the small industrial town of Molnlycke, southeast of Goteborg, where they found “several injured people” following a … Continue reading HELSINKI | Shooting in Sweden leaves 7 people wounded, 12 arrested

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus predicts US will accept climate science

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Yale University economics professor William Nordhaus, who won the Nobel prize in economics for linking climate change and economics, says there’s “pretty widespread acceptance” of climate change science outside the U.S. But he’s optimistic that the United States will come … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nordhaus predicts US will accept climate science

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel chemistry findings “used today, every day”

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Dr. Wayne Marasco of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said the lab technique developed by the new Nobel laureates George Smith and Gregory Winter was “revolutionary … and it’s used today, every day.” Marasco said he uses it … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel chemistry findings “used today, every day”

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winner Winter: Science must help people

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Greg Winter, a British scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize for chemistry, says an encounter with a cancer patient made him realize the importance of his work. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the 67-year-old Winter recalled a moment early … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winner Winter: Science must help people

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Arnold only 5th woman to win chemistry Nobel

STOCKHOLM— The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology is only the fifth woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry since the prizes were first handed out in 1901. The first winner was Marie Curie, who was honored in … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Arnold only 5th woman to win chemistry Nobel

STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winners “saved untold lives” from cancer

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the 2018 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Tasuku Honjo, a co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine, says he struggled during the early years of his research to find enough money to continue his ground-breaking work. Honjo of Japan’s Kyoto University and James Allison of the University … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Nobel winners “saved untold lives” from cancer