Science

Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Published 17/10/2017

Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time. [more…]

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Published 17/10/2017

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines. [more…]

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Published 17/10/2017

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. [more…]

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick. [more…]

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Published 17/10/2017

Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. [more…]

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. [more…]

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Published 16/10/2017

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study. [more…]

North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

Published 16/10/2017

Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system. [more…]