newszine

It’s in your blood: New Alzheimer’s test lets doctors detect dementia in ‘under 1 hour’

13 mins ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on It’s in your blood: New Alzheimer’s test lets doctors detect dementia in ‘under 1 hour’
A team of scientists claim to have developed the world’s first blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease. The pioneering method may prove vital in dealing with the impending dementia crisis the world could face this century. The Amplified Plasmonic Exosome (Apex) system was developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Read More

Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ begs for hands to be CUT OFF after undergoing 25 surgeries

2 hours ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ begs for hands to be CUT OFF after undergoing 25 surgeries
A Bangladeshi man who’s earned the online moniker ‘Tree Man’ for an extremely rare skin condition, now wants his hands to be amputated in a desperate attempt to relieve the pain. Abul Bajandar, 28, has undergone 25 operations since 2016 in an effort to treat a rare genetic condition, called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, that causes a Read More

Archrock Announces Agreement to Acquire Elite Compression

9 hours ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Archrock Announces Agreement to Acquire Elite Compression
Acquiring approximately 430,000 of compression horsepower from Elite Compression Services for approximately $410 million in cash and Archrock common stock Reinforces focus on large horsepower compression serving midstream infrastructure with blue-chip customers Accretive to earnings and free cash flow per share and supports our path to achieving sub-4.0x leverage in 2020 Enhances basin density across Read More

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?

2 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?
LONDON (Reuters) – After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s biggest investment firm is trialing a gizmo that puts the focus back on humans — its own portfolio managers. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building Read More

Robocalls in the crosshairs of bipartisan House bill

2 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Robocalls in the crosshairs of bipartisan House bill
Will the scourge of robocalls ever become a thing of the past? A flurry of proposals on Capitol Hill, including a bill that has bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, could make a dent in curbing the proliferation of ubiquitous spam calls. The House’s Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would toughen requirements for carriers like Verizon Read More

Dr. Siegel on why teens are ‘growing horns’ from prolonged cellphone use

2 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Dr. Siegel on why teens are ‘growing horns’ from prolonged cellphone use
New research suggests that teens are sprouting “horns” at the base of their neck, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it’s likely connected to prolonged cellphone use. Because teens are constantly hunched over on their phones texting or on social media, the muscles in the neck become overused, causing what’s called “text neck,” Read More

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?

3 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?
LONDON (Reuters) – After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s biggest investment firm is trialing a gizmo that puts the focus back on humans — its own portfolio managers. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building Read More

U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve’s annual stress test

3 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve’s annual stress test
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve that assess their ability to weather a major economic downturn. The Read More

Oregon DHS hit by massive phishing attack, 645K accounts compromised

3 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Oregon DHS hit by massive phishing attack, 645K accounts compromised
Opening a fraudulent email can wreak havoc, as a recent incident in Oregon shows. This week, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)notified approximately 645,000 clients that their personal information was compromised as a result of a phishing email breach. Phishing involves sending fraudulent email masquerading as a trustworthy entity in order to steal sensitive Read More

Voracious beetle kills swathes of Greek forest

3 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Voracious beetle kills swathes of Greek forest
THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – Greek authorities are felling large parts of a forest because of a seemingly unstoppable beetle munching its way through trees. The Tomicus Piniperda beetle is seen on a tree log at the forest of Seich Sou in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 20, 2019. Picture taken June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis Experts say Read More