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Genomics: what it could mean for the future of medicine

David Cameron has announced a £300 million project which could 'unlock the power of DNA'. Here are six must-reads for those who want to know more about this extraordinary development.<p><b>From the New Scientist – Your genomic future: Personalised medicine is here</b><p>Families afflicted by rare genetic …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Where to Buy the MacBook decals from Apple’s new ‘Stickers’ ad

<b>Update:</b> Most stickers available here and here.<p>In case you were wondering where to buy those Macbook decals that you saw in Apple’s new “Stickers” TV ad for the MacBook Air, below we’ve put together a list of the ones that are actually available to purchase online. Some are slight variations from …

Scientists find new clues to brain's wiring

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or …

Protease inhibitor and NRTIs safe, effective in HIV treatment

After 35 years of rigorous research, there is still no cure for HIV. Current drugs can be used to halt the infection, but fall short of reaching …

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain

Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas.<p>The organism responsible, <i>Naegleria fowleri,</i> dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it …

Future pacemakers might be completely biological

It's pretty amazing that humanity has invented a small electrical device that can be used to ensure a heart keeps a steady beat, but pacemakers have to be maintained, replaced -- sometimes they can even become infected. Researchers say they're working on a less invasive solution: a "biological …

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Whither Japan Stocks: Panasonic, Sony, And Sharp

Last Friday, October 11, was a strong up day for the Tokyo market. The Nikkei 225 rose 210 yen, or 1.5%, to 14,404, a fourth consecutive up day.<p>(Today, the 15th, it rose slightly to 14,441.) Boosting the market has been a reversal of the yen’s recent strengthening trend which was mainly an adverse …

Akira Amari: Abenomics may take 10 years to work

<b>Japan's aggressive policies aimed at reviving its economy may take 10 years to have a full impact, Akira Amari, Japan's minister in charge of economic revitalisation, has told the BBC.</b><p>Known as Abenomics, these include easing monetary policy, boosting stimulus and reforming key sectors.<p>Some of these …

Japanese GDP revised upwards

Tokyo's Olympic triumph was followed on Monday by good news from the Japanese economy after official figures showed GDP grew faster than previously estimated in the early part of the summer.<p>The Nikkei index jumped 2.5% in response to a rise in GDP from 0.6% in the three months to the end of June to …

Weak Japanese GDP data highlights flaws in Shinzo Abe's three 'arrows'

The honeymoon is over for Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe. The financial markets loved it when Abe announced a three-arrow strategy last year for ending his country's two decade struggle with deflation and sluggish growth. Share prices soared and the yen fell after the new government pledged …

Japanese leader defends economic policy during London speech

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has delivered a robust defence of his strategy to jolt the world's third largest economy out of almost two decades of stagnation – dubbed Abenomics – as he insisted in a speech in London on Wednesday night that there was no alternative.<p>He also dismissed criticisms …