Eisai, Biogen say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in slowing cognitive decline

Eisai, Biogen say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in slowing cognitive decline

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Tuesday said their experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, marking a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs. The drug, lecanemab, slowed progress of … Read more

Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company will ask for an exemption from sanctions against Iran to provide the firm’s Starlink satellite broadband service in the country. Musk made the statement on Twitter at a time of widespread protests … Read more

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a  billion Shanghai splurge

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency networks Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Ripple plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Merge came, saw and conquered. Not that you’d guess from crypto prices. The Ethereum blockchain’s mega-upgrade finally went … Read more

Gaza farmer unearths Byzantine-era mosaic

Gaza farmer unearths Byzantine-era mosaic

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GAZA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – An ornate Byzantine floor mosaic showing a variety of colourful birds and other animals has been discovered by chance in Gaza after a Palestinian farmer tried to plant new trees on his land. Salman al-Nabahin unearthed the relic six months ago … Read more

Bitcoin falls below $19,000 as cryptos creak under rate hike risk

Bitcoin falls below ,000 as cryptos creak under rate hike risk

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies fell to fresh lows on Monday on regulatory concerns and as investors globally turned shy on risky assets with interest rate rises looming around the world. Bitcoin , the biggest cryptocurrency by market value, fell about 5% to a three-month … Read more

Cheetahs return to India after 70-year absence

Cheetahs return to India after 70-year absence

Eight cheetahs transported from Namibia to India The animal vanished from India 70 years ago Bid to bring back the cats could burnish environmental credentials Some conservationists call it an unrealistic vanity project Challenges include space limits, rival predators LONDON/NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Eight radio-collared African cheetahs step out on to the grassland … Read more

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

Much of Bengaluru submerged in recent flooding Residents forced to wade through waist-deep water Disruptions raise questions about city’s future as tech hub Authorities vow to act, but extreme weather may complicate plans BENGALURU, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends in the late 1980s tramping around the marshes and ponds of Yemalur, … Read more

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 14 (Reuters) – The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We … Read more

Cryptoverse: Ether snaps at bitcoin’s heels in race for crypto crown

Cryptoverse: Ether snaps at bitcoin’s heels in race for crypto crown

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the Ethereum network, with its native token ether, plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 13 (Reuters) – For years, ether could barely dream of challenging its big brother bitcoin. Now, its ambitions may … Read more

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed orders on Monday to push more government dollars to the U.S. biotechnology industry, as he promoted his initiative to create new treatments and cut the death rate from cancer. Cancer “doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat,” … Read more