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January 16, 2014
11:24 EDTTSM, DO, ZIOP, FWM, PEIXHigh option volume stocks: PEIX ZIOP TSM FWM DO
News For PEIX;ZIOP;TSM;FWM;DO From The Last 14 Days
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September 2, 2015
10:04 EDTTSMHigh option volume stocks: AGI TSM SAVE DXJ LAD
September 1, 2015
10:04 EDTDOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:08 EDTZIOPZiopharm announces publication of study in Cancer Research
ZIOPHARM Oncology announced the publication of a preclinical study in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, demonstrating the preferential targeting of solid tumor cells over healthy cells using engineered chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR, T cells. The article, titled "Tuning sensitivity of CAR to EGFR density limits recognition of normal tissue while maintaining potent anti-tumor activity," is available online first at cancerres.aacrjournals.org, and was highlighted in a press release today by AACR. Abnormally-expressed antigens on tumors, such as epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR, on aggressive brain tumors such as glioblastoma, can be overexpressed relative to lower, basal levels on normal tissues. Taking advantage of this observation, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center tuned the binding affinity of CARs to activate T cells based on the density of EGFR expression. The approach was based on the clinical toxicity exhibited by the EGFR-specific antibodies cetuximab and nimotuzumab, which recognize overlapping epitopes and exhibit different kinetics of binding to EGFR. The lower affinity of nimotuzumab has been credited with absence of adverse events relative to cetuximab. Researchers engineered high-affinity cetux-CAR T cells and low-affinity nimo-CAR T cells, which were tested in vitro on cancer cells with high levels of EGFR, and normal cells with low levels of EGFR. It was found that, while the cetux-CAR T cells killed both cancer and normal cells, the nimo-CAR T cells were selectively activated only in response to cancer cells. The researchers then tested the two populations of genetically modified T cells in mice bearing human brain cancer cells expressing high levels of EGFR and found that both cetux- and nimo-CAR T cells were equally effective in inhibiting tumor growth. However, the cetux-CAR T cells caused significant toxicity to the mice, leading to death in some, whereas the infused nimo-CAR T cells were found to be safe. The researchers further tested both CAR T cells in mice bearing cells that had low levels of EGFR, and found that unlike cetux-CAR T cells, the nimo-CAR T cells did not impact the growth of these cells.
07:48 EDTTSMSemiconductor sector upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at UBS
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07:17 EDTDODiamond Offshore upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo
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August 26, 2015
05:52 EDTTSMStocks with implied volatility movement; TSM MNKD
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August 25, 2015
18:11 EDTDOTranocean tanks after proposing dividend cancellations, peers follow
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17:50 EDTTSMFormer TSMC employee may have leaked secrets to Samsung, China Post says
The Taiwanese Supreme Court has barred a former TSMC (TSM) employee from working for Samsung (SSNLF) following claims that he leaked trade secrets to the Korean firm, reports the China Post. According to evaluations of computer chips from the two companies, differences in chip technology between Samsung and TSMC have quickly decreased in recent years, the report noted. Reference Link
15:25 EDTTSMTSMC to cease solar manufacturing operations
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August 24, 2015
06:22 EDTTSMTSMC pursuing 16nm chip orders, DigiTimes reports
According to market sources, DigiTimes reports that TSMC (TSM) has been "actively" seeking 16nm FinFET chip orders. In addition to securing a portion of Apple's (AAPL) A9 chip orders, TSMC has also received orders from AMD (AMD), Broadcom (BRCM), LG, Nvidia (NVDA) and Avago (AVGO), the sources say, noting that TSMC failed to maintain orders for Qualcomm's (QCOM) flagship mobile chips, as it has placed orders for the Snapdragon 820 series with Samsung (SSNLF). Reference Link
August 21, 2015
08:05 EDTZIOPZiopharm discloses that it entered into a R&D agreement with MD Anderson
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