Study finds genetic method for identifying hundreds of disease agents ‘promising’

In the pursuit of accurate diagnoses for illnesses, doctors have traditionally used multiple methods—including culturing patient samples on a wide variety of media, reviewing countless medical records and analyzing clinical data using complex mathematical algorithms—to try to identify the bacterium, virus, fungus or other pathogen responsible for an infection. The hunt is often slow and […]


Toshiba logs surprise quarterly operating loss as costs surge

Toshiba Corp (6502.T) on Wednesday posted an unexpected operating loss in the first quarter as it grappled with a sharp rise in logistics and raw material costs as well as a global chip shortage. Chief Financial Officer Masayoshi Hirata told reporters that the conglomerate’s first quarterly loss in two years came amid jumps in prices […]


Oracle Cuts Workers in US Customer Experience Unit

Oracle Corp. cut jobs in marketing and the US customer experience division, signaling a pullback in customer analytics and advertising services. Some workers were told Monday that their positions had been eliminated, according to four people with direct knowledge of the matter. Junior sales employees as well as a division sales director were among those […]


Two-year-old girl is ‘world’s most beautiful mummy’ said to BLINK in her coffin

A haunted young girl is reported to be the ‘world’s most beautiful mummy’, responsible for weird and supernatural theories. Rosalia Lombardo died at the age of just two around 100 years ago and now draws thousands of visitors to see her every year. Of course, the rumours and conspiracies about Rosalia are never too far […]


Falcons have tried and failed to trade Deion Jones

The Falcons are ready to move on from linebacker Deion Jones, but they haven’t found a team that wants to take him off their hands. Atlanta has failed in attempts to trade Jones, Jeff Schultz of reports. However, the report adds that the Falcons have decided not to cut Jones, as that would only […]


Physical activity stimulates the generation of new heart muscle cells in aged mice

Can physical activity support the generation of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) even in aged animals? Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) together with a team of international collaborators demonstrated positive effects on the formation of new heart muscle cells (cardiomyogenesis) in aged mice and investigated the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. The current research results […]


ABN Amro’s quarterly profit beats estimates despite rising costs

Dutch bank ABN Amro (ABNd.AS) beat analyst expectations on Wednesday with a jump of 21% in second-quarter net profit to 475 million euros ($485 million), as the release of previous impairments offset rising costs. Analysts in a company-compiled poll had predicted net profit of 312 million euros for April-June, down from 393 million euros a […]


Morgan Stanley, BofA Subpoenaed by Twitter in Musk Fight

Twitter Inc. subpoenaed records from Morgan Stanley and other financial firms as part of its legal fight with Elon Musk over his canceled $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform. Morgan Stanley was Musk’s chief financial adviser on the proposed deal and pledged up to $5.5 billion in financing. In a series of subpoenas […]


Surprising high blood pressure treatment is tasty treat you’ve already got at home

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms and if left untreated it can seriously increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure is recorded using two numbers, and is considered high if a reading is above 140/90 mmHg. To establish if someone has high blood pressure, several readings should be taken each […]