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Waco Wave Pool Closes After Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Surfer

But the "brain-eating amoeba" infections can also occur in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools or heated and contaminated tap water, hot springs, geothermal drinking water, and water heaters. The resort has since remained closed pending the test results from the Center for Disease Control. The CDC says people are typically infected when they go diving or swimming in warm freshwater places like lakes and rivers.

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Texas immunologist wins Nobel Prize for groundbreaking cancer treatment

Allison and Honjo have "revolutionised cancer treatment " and " fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed", the five-strong panel continued. Two immunologists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their revolutionary research into cancer treatment. The discovery of a protein called PD-1 by Honjo and his team has led to the development of Opdivo, a drug used against lung cancer and melanoma which enhances patients' immunity in fighting cancer.

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Flannery Takes Fall for GE Power Struggles

With most of GE's divisions performing on track with expectations, setbacks in GE Power will drag down the overall company's free cash flow and earnings per share this year, GE said in a statement . "It is a privilege to lead this iconic company". The company has been forced to sell off divisions and lay off employees, a process that accelerated under Flannery.

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Surfer Dies After Contracting Extremely Rare 'Brain-Eating Amoeba'

KTBS reported that tests by the Louisiana Department and of Health and Hospitals at the Sligo Water System were positive for Naegleria fowleri . The BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas has temporarily shut its doors after a surfer from New Jersey died as a result of complications from Naegleria fowleri , which is often referred to as a "brain-eating amoeba".

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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Honjo, who has been a professor at Kyoto University since 1984, separately discovered a second protein on immune cells and revealed that it too operated as a brake, but with a different mechanism. The discoveries led to the creation of a multibillion-dollar market for new cancer medicines. "For more than 100 years, scientists attempted to engage the immune system in the fight against cancer".

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Vikings’ Everson Griffen Threatened Hotel Shooting In Minneapolis

The source reiterated that Griffen is "getting assistance on personal matters" and that the National Football League is "comfortable he has a good support system around him". Griffen then drove to the Lake Minnetonka area and reportedly tried to enter the home of Trae Waynes , a teammate, according to the Minnetrista police report.