Singapore start-up plans clinical trial of a single daily pill for Parkinson’s disease

Materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new pill which uses the stomach as a drug reservoir and delivers medicines slowly over time to patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Parkinson’s disease is a neuro-degenerative disorder which can be treated with Levodopa (L-dopa) taken orally. L-dopa is turned into dopamine by […]

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U.S.-China investment flows slide to nine year-low as bilateral tensions escalate

HONG KONG – Investment between the United States and China tumbled to a nine-year low in the first half of 2020, hit by bilateral tensions that could see more Chinese companies come under pressure to divest U.S. operations, a research report said. Investment, both direct investment by companies and venture capital flows, between the two […]

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Facebook Gaming will now allow partnered streamers to play copyrighted music

It’s a big deal! Today, Facebook Gaming is set to allow its partnered streamers to play copyrighted, popular music in the background of their live streams — which means they’ve seemingly solved the copyright problem that’s plagued live-streaming (and basically the entire internet) since the beginning. In a press release, a spokesperson for Facebook Gaming […]

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Devi mangiare! Why culture may be contributing to disordered eating among women

“You have to eat!” It’s a sentiment that illustrates how central food is to Italian culture, but the woman who uttered these words also happens to be struggling with bulimia nervosa. Carmela’ is one of many Italian-Australian women who has a conflicted relationship with food which is inextricably linked to culture, according to University of […]

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Razer accidentally leaked the personal information for over 100,000 gamers, report says

Email addresses and phone numbers were leaked Razer accidentally exposed over 100,000 gamers’ personal information for close to a month, according to a new report. Security researcher Volodymyr Diachenko discovered that customer data on Razer’s website was made publicly available on August 18th because of a server misconfiguration. A redacted sample pictured below shows records […]

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737 Max crashes that killed 346 were ‘horrific culmination’ of failures by Boeing and FAA, House report says

“What’s particularly infuriating is how Boeing and FAA both gambled with public safety in the critical time period between the two crashes,” the Democratic chair of the House committee said. A U.S. House investigative report into two Boeing 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people blamed the plane manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration for […]

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