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‘Monkey controlled computer with his brain’: Musk reveals brain-reading Neuralink implant

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After two years in stealth mode, Neuralink founder Elon Musk finally unveiled what progress the company has made on its “brain-computer interface,” designed to combat what he dubs the “existential threat” posed to humanity by AI. During an event at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, Musk revealed that the Read More

Iceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm on syphilis & chlamydia outbreak

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Negligence towards safe sex by Icelanders and the visits by many foreigners have led to the country having the highest rate of syphilis and chlamydia in Europe, its top medic said, urging drastic measures to curb the crisis. Iceland’s chief epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason suggested that condoms should be distributed in Icelandic schools. There are a Read More

As steep patent cliff looms, Shionogi moves to develop its own U.S. sales staff

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TOKYO (Reuters) – For much of its 141-year history, Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) has played safe when selling its drugs in the United States and other overseas markets – relying on bigger partners to promote its products and avoiding the cost of maintaining a large sales force. Isao Teshirogi, President and CEO at Read More

Gilead invests $5 billion to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

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(Reuters) – U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV (GLPG.AS), news that lifted Galapagos’s shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company headquarters in Foster City, California, Read More

Gilead invests $5 bln to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

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(Reuters) – U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV (GLPG.AS), news that lifted Galapagos’s shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company headquarters in Foster City, California, Read More

Gilead deepens Galapagos ties with $5.1 billion deal

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(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O) will invest $5.1 billion to raise its stake in Galapagos NV (GLPG.AS) and partner with the Belgian-Dutch biotech firm to develop and commercialize its treatments for a ten-year period, the companies said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Gilead Sciences Inc is pictured during a news conference in Read More

Saving the world is on Sue Desmond-Hellmann’s to-do list

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you had $50 billion to try to solve the world’s worst problems, what exactly would you do? FILE PHOTO: Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo That is the Read More

Abundant rains offer good prospects for main Ivory Coast cocoa crop: farmers

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Above-average rainfall mixed with sunshine in Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions last week could boost the forthcoming October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday. The April-to-September mid-crop in Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is tailing off and farmers said they were closely watching the development of the next main crop as Read More

ISS mold can survive 200 times more RADIATION than humans & contaminate other planets

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Mold from Earth has long found its way aboard the International Space Station (ISS) but no one knew it could survive 200 times more radiation than any human can, posing “planetary” threats to the solar system, a new study says. At times, mold seems omnipresent, and the International Space Station is no exception. Some spores Read More

Bristol-Myers plans to divest Celgene’s psoriasis drug

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(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Monday offered to divest Celgene Corp’s psoriasis treatment Otezla to allay concerns raised by the U.S. competition regulator, and pushed back the closing of their $74 billion deal. FILE PHOTO: Logo of global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is pictured on the blouse of an employee in Le Passage, near Read More