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Medical Pig-to-human organ transplant 'two years away'
Author: 0 Pig-to-human organ transplant 'two years away'

Transplanting organs from pigs is a long-held ambition of scientists the world over - perhaps unsurprising, as around 22 people die daily in the U.S. alone on average waiting for various organs to become available. Also the numbers needed for the transplants to meet the waiting lists is far less than the number of pigs killed each year for food. Pig heart valves already are routinely transplanted into patients.

Medical Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency
Author: 0 Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency

Deb Beck, president of the Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania, reacted joyously when informed the national emergency was declared . "High-level traffickers and high-level cartel drug dealers go after them with the full force of the law, but individual users, they need help, they need treatment, they need support, and if they don't get it, they'll continue to use and continue to die".

Medical India Dominates Second Test Match Against Sri Lanka
Author: 0 India Dominates Second Test Match Against Sri Lanka

Ashwin came back later for more as Karunaratne , the other opener, was caught off the first slip off a turning Ashwin delivery. After the comfortable win in the last test match, the Indian batting returned to put on another mammoth performance to take early advantage in the match as proceedings closed for Day 2 in Colombo .

Medical Usain Bolt runs into The Brewery
Author: 0 Usain Bolt runs into The Brewery

De Grasse's absence from the 100m unquestionably boosts Bolt's chances of adding an eighth individual world championships gold to his incredible tally in his final solo race on Saturday. American sprinter Christian Coleman admits spoiling Usain Bolt's farewell party at the World Championships would be "crazy". You guys know if I show up for a race that means I'm 100 per cent confident.

Medical CRISPR used to edit out sudden death gene mutations in major first
Author: 0 CRISPR used to edit out sudden death gene mutations in major first

But the new study, published in Nature , suggests that CRISPR might work as an aid to fertility clinic screening for risky inherited diseases, relying on a previously unknown ability of human embryos to swiftly fix their genes. The objective: to cut the defective DNA to bring about its fix. "It may be that some countries never permit germline genome editing because of moral and ethical concerns ", said Professor Joyce Harper from University College London.

Medical Reliance AGM: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of 'most intelligent' Jio phone
Author: 0 Reliance AGM: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of 'most intelligent' Jio phone

Mukesh Ambani said at the event that he hopes that this phone would make the 2G phones obsolete. Reliance Jio has termed the 4G VoLTE feature phone as "India ka smartphone". "Ä similar quantity of data on any other operator's network would cost up to Rs 5000 a month", Ambani said, adding that the same will cost JioPhone users just Rs 153 a month, including the cost of the phone.

Medical Aru signals Tour ambitions with blistering attack
Author: 0 Aru signals Tour ambitions with blistering attack

That's just shy of the height of western Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, and about belly button-height on Everest. And after the descent of the Mont du Chat there is 13.5km of flat racing, seven kilometres more than what we raced over in the Dauphine.

Medical Britain's Watson aims for first taste of second week
Author: 0 Britain's Watson aims for first taste of second week

Williams, Kei Nishikori and Johanna Konta had to grind their way into the last 32, while new mum Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback bid for Grand Slam glory. "They change daily nearly", said Konta. The temperature soared toward 85 degrees (near 30 Celsius) after being in the low 70s (20s Celsius) the prior two days.

Medical Modi to Hold Mass Rally for Indians in Israel
Author: 0 Modi to Hold Mass Rally for Indians in Israel

Its perseverance seems to be paying off now as Modi wants to end this trend and the symbolism of his visit, which comes after 25 years establishing diplomatic ties, is important to underscore the departure from past practice. That said, PM Modi has also hosted Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in May 2017, just ahead of his Israel visit, in an effort to hush the whispers in the worldwide circles that India would be abandoning the Palestinian cause altogether.

Medical North Korea Denies it Tortured Detainee Warmbier
Author: 0 North Korea Denies it Tortured Detainee Warmbier

Warmbier had contracted botulism and fallen into a coma after taking sleeping pills, according to his family, which was briefed by the officials. 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier died less than a week after his return to the USA after almost a year and a half in North Korean detention.

Medical Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
Author: 0 Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

As in the House bill, those individual and employer penalties would be repealed retroactively, dating back to the start of 2016. Paul's proposal has had little support in the past, and is unlikely to be taken up before the Senate votes on the Republican plan next week.

Medical Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend
Author: 0 Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

With wind a nonfactor, a red-number logjam emerged on the first page of the leaderboard with two rounds to play in the second major of the season. Last year's victor and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line.

Medical Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort
Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Those trends leave Democrats hopeful they can win a House majority next year. Instead, they watched in disbelief as the Republican candidate, Karen Handel , won handily in a race that some Democrats had said might well be a "referendum" on the Trump Administration.

Medical Cavs end Warriors run to keep Finals series alive
Author: 0 Cavs end Warriors run to keep Finals series alive

And this is the NBA Finals . The comeback Cavaliers are at it again. Emotions are running high in the NBA Finals , with superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanging heated words while Golden State and Cleveland are locked in a familiar tension-packed position.

Medical Some US Cities And States Aren't Giving Up On The Paris Agreement
Author: 0 Some US Cities And States Aren't Giving Up On The Paris Agreement

And in absence of any global climate control framework, the earth may warm up to 5 C or more, a Time report said quoting co-director of the MIT program John Reilly. China is expected to announce a new climate partnership with the European Union on 2 June. Obama was instrumental during the Paris Agreement negotiations, but the Europeans and Chinese have signaled their intent to go forward with emissions reductions whether or not the USA joins in.

Author: 0 Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

There's also LeBron James , and his pursuit of Michael Jordan , the most commonly recognized greatest player of all time . James has probably never been better than he is now. Although that game would end in a Golden State loss after possessing a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, Durant flexed his ability to dominate a game especially when the offensive flow boggs down.

Author: 0 Budget office releases report on House GOP health bill

It forecast that states encompassing about half the US population would not seek waivers at all, and those with one-third of the population would seek limited waivers that would reduce average premiums but raise costs for people with medical needs.

Author: 0 Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor

While lawmakers and analysts criticize the U.S. Government " s draft budget due to its unrealistic predictions and social cuts, the Donald Trump Administration defends it as an initiative focused on those "who pay". The budget includes a $200 billion increase in infrastructure spending over the next decade. The proposal reflects a conservative vision of smaller government, a drastic rollback of programs for the poor and disabled to prod them into the workforce and a robust hike for ...

Medical GM India to cease domestic sales, focus only on exports
Author: 0 GM India to cease domestic sales, focus only on exports

The move is aimed at driving stronger financial performance and focus its capital and resources on business opportunities expected to deliver higher returns. For the South African market, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles, and Isuzu purchasing GM's light commercial vehicle plant in Port Elizabeth.

Author: 0 House oversight committee wants Comey to testify next week

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that the president "wants to get to the bottom of this" but did not respond to questions about whether Trump wanted Comey to testify. The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times . Flynn was forced to resign February 13 after reports of the Yates-White House conversation.

Medical 2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo
Author: 0 2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo

WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti on May 13 visited Kinshasa to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak . But that same remoteness could make it hard for health authorities to reach potential victims-Aketi is inaccessible by four-wheel drive and responders would likely have to travel by motorcycle-and the Base-Uele province borders Central African Republic, raising ...

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