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Millennials can finally afford homeownership, causing a shortage

So close, and yet so far.  As various factors finally make homeownership attainable for frequently maligned millennials, a new hurdle has appeared: Not enough houses to go around.  According to recent findings by investment bank Jefferies, younger millennials between ages 25 and 29 are increasingly buying their first pads, and 30- to 34-year-olds are doing… Read More »

Bristol Myers Squibb, bluebird bio finally take their multiple myeloma CAR-T across the FDA finish line

After multiple regulatory setbacks on Bristol Myers Squibb’s lymphoma CAR-T drug Breyanzi caused investors headaches, the company on Friday scored its second cell therapy approval. The FDA endorsed Abecma—formerly known as idecabtagene vicleucel, or ide-cel—to treat adults  whose multiple myeloma has progressed after at least four previous rounds of treatment. It’s the first CAR-T med approved in multiple myeloma and the first CAR-T in… Read More »

I finally learned to ride a bike – at 50

It’s a brilliant feeling,” a colleague had said, misty-eyed with memories of the first taste of childhood freedom that came from learning to ride a bike. Months later, I’m sprawled on a damp grass verge in the middle of the nightly slug convention, pinned beneath a bicycle that has the same concept of freedom as… Read More »

Bristol Myers Squibb finally breaks into first-line lung cancer with Opdivo-Yervoy nod

It’s been a long road for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo, but the immuno-oncology star finally has a place in the lucrative market for previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer. The FDA Friday approved Opdivo alongside fellow BMS checkpoint inhibitor Yervoy for first-line patients whose tumors test positive for biomarker PD-L1, giving patients a chemo-free option and… Read More »