Mark C. Fishman (right) and Glenn Dranoff (left) are leading the Novartis cancer immunotherapy push.

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Mark C. Fishman (right) and Glenn Dranoff (left) are leading the Novartis cancer immunotherapy push.

In cancer fight, Novartis focuses on immunity

“We’re trying to educate the immune system to recognize cancer cells as foreign. Our goal is to cure cancer,” said the company’s global research chief. By Robert Weisman

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Boston Globe wins Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

Globe editorial writer Kathleen Kingsbury won the award for a series of editorials about restaurant labor.

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A Boston consumer group told federal regulators that YouTube Kids should be subject to existing federal regulations.

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Quanttus to ship wearable health device

Cambridge startup Quanttus will unveil the design of its first product at the Wired Health conference in London.

South Boston condo foes plan last ditch effort

Residents are mounting a late effort to block the conversion of the old Gate of Heaven School into condominiums.

Turning churches into housing a unique challenge for developers

With open parcels scare, former churches make attractive targets for developers. But tinkering with them comes with a set of challenges.

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Tourism chief says state’s slogan is lacking

Rich Doucette says the current slogan, “It’s all here,” could be used for Ohio, or for Arkansas, and that Massachusetts needs something unique.

Google’s focus on mobile could banish small firms

Starting on Tuesday, all Google searches entered on mobile devices will favor sites that have ‘‘mobile-friendly’’ websites.

Group fights children’s video app

A Boston consumer group told federal regulators Monday that YouTube Kids should be subject to existing federal regulations meant to protect children from deceptive TV advertising.

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Our love gave us diamonds — purple ones

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