WASHINGTON - Al Jazeera's new American channel coming in summer hopes to be different with lesser focus on celebrities or other tabloid fodder found on U.S. television news. Al Jazeera America hopes to stand out with a diet heavy on "fact-based, in-depth, long-format news." According to Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations for Al Jazeera Media Network, Al Jazeera ...
WASHINGTON - Healthcare products conglomerate Johnson Johnson is buying privately-held Aragon Pharmaceuticals in a near $1 billion deal to gain control of its experimental drugs for prostate cancer. The acquisition of Aragon Pharmaceuticals includes its androgen receptor antagonist program targeting the treatment of prostate cancer, including its primary product candidate in phase 2 ...
WASHINGTON Technology giant Apple Monday revealed that over the last six months it had received between 4,000 to 5,000 requests for customer data from U.S. law enforcement authorities relating to criminal investigations and national security matters. The disclosure comes on the heels of similar statements and data from the Microsoft and Facebook Inc last week after reaching a deal about ...
SYDNEY - Australian consumers were fleeced of nearly $94 million last year due to various marketing scams, with the majority being perpetrated using text messages and direct calls, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in its latest report. The actual number of losses due to scams could be much higher because many go unreported, stated ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard. The ...
SAN RAMON, California - Production and shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Angola by Chevron Corporation's subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited has commenced with the first consignment being sent to Brazil, the global energy giant has confirmed. Angola LNG is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent. "First gas at Angola LNG is an important milestone in ...
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Global automobile major Ford Motor Company considers India as a major market for it to grow as well as ship out more cars to other markets even as it is bringing down production in line with the demand in Europe, said a top company official. Betting big on the 'B' or compact car platform/chassis, the company also hopes to generate higher sales volume from the Asia Pacific region in few years ...
Best Buy Co. Inc. and its single-largest shareholder, plans to gradually expand the size of his $100 million family foundation to about $1 billion and donate most of the money in hopes of "meaningful, transformational change," primarily in K-12 education and medical ...
SEOUL, South Korea -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul to discuss ways to stimulate entrepreneurship and venture firms in Asia's fourth-largest economy. Park's office said Zuckerberg assured the South Korean leader that Facebook would continue to invest in the country, and he invited South Korean firms to jump on Facebook to reach ...
BANGKOK -- The price of U.S. benchmark oil rose slightly Tuesday, a day after briefly touching a nine-month high, as traders awaited the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. Benchmark oil for July delivery rose 5 cents to $97.82 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the contract fell slightly after it climbed to $98.74, its ...
REALTY CHECK Although the Water Street and Front Street office tower corridors look much closer to normal than they did a few months ago, several buildings are still not yet 100 percent restored after Superstorm Sandy, and some stores and cafes remain closed.But one address that’s mostly recovered is Jack Resnick & Sons’ 199 Water St., which just signed two full-floor leases ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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Chemists at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a sensor technology that could significantly simplify the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes through breath analysis alone.
Even before blood tests are administered, those with diabetes often recognize the condition's symptoms through their breath acetone-a characteristic "fruity" odor that increases significantly with high glucose levels.
The Pitt team was interested in this biomarker as a possible diagnostic tool.
"Once patients are diagnosed with diabetes, they have to monitor their condition for the rest of their lives," said Alexander Star, principal investigator of the project and Pitt associate professor of chemistry.
"Current monitoring devices are mostly based on blood glucose analysis, so the development of alternative devices that are noninvasive, inexpensive, and provide easy-to-use breath analysis could completely change the paradigm of self-monitoring diabetes," he noted.
Together with his colleagues-Dan Sorescu, a research physicist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Mengning Ding, a Pitt graduate student studying chemistry-Star used what's called a "sol-gel approach," a method for using small molecules (often on a nanoscale level) to produce solid ma
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