Medicine


Scientists Create First Genetically Engineered Human Embryos In US Scientists Create First Genetically Engineered Human Embryos In US
- July 28, 2017

They said it would be "irresponsible" to use gene editing technology in human embryos for therapeutic purposes, such as to correct genetic diseases, until safety and efficacy issues are resolved. The research, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, head of OHSU's Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, involves a technology known as CRISPR. A scientist familiar with Mitalipov's project said the tests were " proof of principle that it can work ". (more...)
Death threats over Charlie Gard case Death threats over Charlie Gard case
- July 24, 2017

Charlie's parents then took the case to the Court of Appeal which was heard on May 23 with the court dismissing the appeal two days later. Hirano says that Charlie's condition could be significantly improved by nucleoside bypass therapy but specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital said the therapy, which is being requested by the boy's parents, was experimental and would not help. (more...)
Damond shooting Damond shooting "unnecessary … Justine didn't have to die"
- July 22, 2017

Harrity, who was driving the cruiser, was shaken by a noise when he arrived, the BCA said earlier this week. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators say they're looking for the man who is white and 18 to 25 years old for help as a possible witness. (more...)
Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs
- July 22, 2017

New HIV infections rose by 60 percent in eastern Europe and central Asia, and deaths by nearly a third from 2010 to 2016. But in the Middle East and North Africa, and in Eastern Europe and central Asia, the number of Aids-related deaths has risen. (more...)
One Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Larsen C Ice Shelf One Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Larsen C Ice Shelf
- July 13, 2017

The team have already recorded two previous examples of an ice shelf completely collapsing in Antarctica with Larsen A disappearing 1995 and then the sudden disintegration of Larsen B in 2002. "We will study the ice shelf for signs that it is reacting to the calving - but we do not expect anything much to happen for perhaps years". Also, the ice shelf serves as a barrier to the land-based glacier that feeds the ice shelf; as that barrier diminishes, there's more of a chance for the ... (more...)
Ed Orgeron, LSU players not bothered by Florida's homecoming scheduling Ed Orgeron, LSU players not bothered by Florida's homecoming scheduling
- July 12, 2017

I had to find out why I wasn't successful. Didn't have success. But there were some things that I needed to change. After his firing Orgeron called former coaching mentors Jimmy Johnson and Pete Carroll. "I was born in Louisiana, and (the expectations) are very high", he said. "We need to win, and I get that". The same year that Orgeron went 3-9 and got fired, Miles led the Tigers to a national championship . (more...)
Pak. accuses India of targeting civilians Pak. accuses India of targeting civilians
- July 09, 2017

The ISPR reported that two individuals, including a girl embraced martyrdom and three citizens were injured. India also told Pakistan that it had only responded to the firing by Pakistani troops. Meanwhile, a group of militants attacked a patrol party of army at Hajin area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district in the wee hours today. The injured army men were evacuated to army hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment. (more...)
J&K only state to miss the boat J&K only state to miss the boat
- July 02, 2017

The special session of Jammu & Kashmir assembly is set to be reconvened on Monday. India on July 1 launched the much awaited GST system that is billed as the largest ever tax reform undertaken by the country since independence. As per Article 370 of the Constitution, the power of Parliament to legislate for J&K is restricted to defence, external affairs, communication and central elections. (more...)
Missing Chinese scholar: Federal Bureau of Investigation finds the auto she got into Missing Chinese scholar: Federal Bureau of Investigation finds the auto she got into
- June 30, 2017

The FBI says the vehicle appeared to be driven by a white male who circled the area before making contact with Zhang. Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, the last known sighting of 26-year-old graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon that day. (more...)
More severe weather forecast for today after tornadoes hit Iowa More severe weather forecast for today after tornadoes hit Iowa
- June 30, 2017

There is a slight risk for severe weather over northwest Iowa as well as the far southeastern corner of the state. The first round of storms will arrive early Friday morning, first in NWAR, then in the River Valley. The best chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon will generally be north a Fountain to Lamar line. Next week several disturbances will be pushing through the area through Wednesday morning bringing rounds of storms including the 4th of July. (more...)
Qatar Airways, AirAsia bag Skytrax best airline awards Qatar Airways, AirAsia bag Skytrax best airline awards
- June 22, 2017

ANA has once again been recognized as the world's leading airline in two categories at the prestigious 2017 World Airline Awards hosted by SKYTRAX. As the most respected global airline passenger survey organization in the industry, Skytrax evaluates traveler experiences across different airports with service and product key performance indicators. (more...)
Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system
- June 09, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security knew in September that hackers believed to be Russian agents had targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states. "Phishing and spear-phishing are not uncommon in our society". The NSA document did not name any of the states where local officials were targeted by the emails masquerading as being from VR Systems. (more...)
Fingers Crossed: Jeff Sessions Threatens to Quit As Tension With Trump Escalates Fingers Crossed: Jeff Sessions Threatens to Quit As Tension With Trump Escalates
- June 08, 2017

Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump early in the presidential campaign past year when few Republican lawmakers supported the candidate. The official said they wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened when Kellyanne Conway said Trump had confidence in Flynn only to find out hours later that the national security adviser had been pushed out. (more...)
MTV will livestream Sunday's Manchester benefit concert
- June 04, 2017

Ariana stopped by the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to spend some time with her young fans who are still recovering from the tragic events. The proceeds will go to a fund for victims of the attack and their grieving families. He posted photos of Grande and Jaden on Facebook and wrote: "This means more to us than all the unbelievable things people have done this week". "So happy she came I could burst. (more...)
Osinbajo Visits Cross River Osinbajo Visits Cross River
- June 03, 2017

Speaking, Gov. Ayade said his vision was to make the state the destination for investment in Africa. "We are greater when we are together than when we are apart". The acting President was later honoured by the Obong of Calabar with the traditional title of Ada Idagha of Efik Ebrutu Kingdom, in recognition of Prof Osinbajo's contributions to the development of Nigeria and humanity at large. (more...)
Trudeau invites Pope to indigenous apology Trudeau invites Pope to indigenous apology
- May 30, 2017

While the idea behind residential schools was to promote the greater integration of indigenous communities into modern Canadian life, the schools - many run by Catholic religious orders - led to a situation in which many children were torn from their families, lost their native language and cultures and often suffered abuse. (more...)
CBSE UGC NET (2017 Result) to be Declared Today | Check Now CBSE UGC NET (2017 Result) to be Declared Today | Check Now
- May 29, 2017

The overall pass percentage stood at 82.02. But at the same time, it has to be mentioned that students are focussing more on clearing competitive exams . "The most fantastic news for me is that students scored 100 per cent in physical education (PE), as the school had lacked in sports when I came in", Sharma said. (more...)
Judge overturns life without parole sentence for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Judge overturns life without parole sentence for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
- May 27, 2017

In 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled such sentences unconstitutional for juveniles and later found that the ruling should be applied retroactively. Malvo also received life sentences in Maryland and those decisions will be subject to hearings next month. (more...)
Cosatu bans Zuma from addressing its gatherings Cosatu bans Zuma from addressing its gatherings
- May 26, 2017

Cosatu's largest affiliate Nehawu decided two days before Worker's Day that Zuma should not be allowed to attend the Workers' Day celebration. She confirmed that Zuma will not be attending or speaking at Cosatu's central committee (CEC) next week, saying the ANC had sent a list of delegates and Zuma was not included on it. (more...)
Florida reaps $1.6 million from settlement with Johnson & Johnson Florida reaps $1.6 million from settlement with Johnson & Johnson
- May 26, 2017

The alleged quality control lapses resulted in drug recalls for McNeil brands such as Tylenol , Motrin , Benadryl and Sudafed. "This is an important settlement for New Jersey consumers, because it imposes requirements on the company created to prevent similar misconduct going forward", Attorney General Christopher Porrino said in a statement. (more...)