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Exclusive: Mylan near multi-billion dollar deal for Abbott drug assets - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan Inc is in advanced talks to acquire a multibillion-dollar portfolio of established products from Abbott Laboratories, people familiar with the matter said.<p>Traders gather at the booth that trades Abbott Laboratories on the floor of the New York Stock …

TSMC Now Shipping A-Series Processors to Apple for Future iOS Devices

Chip manufacturing company TSMC started shipping processors to Apple in Q2 2014, reports the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. After exclusively sourcing its processors from Samsung, Apple last year struck a deal with TSMC that would see the manufacturer begin supplying A-series chips for Apple's iOS …

Q&A: Creating Global Wi-Fi--With Balloons

How Mike Cassidy of Google's Project Loon wants to get internet airborne.<p>Mike Cassidy works at Google X, the company’s self-described <i>moonshot factory,</i> as the leader of Project Loon. His team’s goal is to deploy a global network of thousands of Wi-Fi–connected balloons that will provide affordable …

A Remote-Controlled Birth Control Implant

You can switch it on and off. And it works for up to 16 years.<p>It's a whole new level of set it and forget it. Researchers are testing a remote-controlled implant that releases daily doses of hormonal birth control into the body, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports. The implant is designed to last up to 16 …

Bionic Pancreas Handles Ice Cream Sundaes, French Fries

The device takes over the duties of a typical pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes.<p>A new bionic pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes is showing promise in early field tests. So far, it's deftly handled ice cream binges and kids at camp, Bloomberg reports.<p>"The performance of our system in …

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How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …