28Jan/22

Genetic ancestry provides important context for understanding global diversity in childhood leukemia

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are studying the impact of genetic ancestry on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of pediatric cancer. The team found that ancestry itself is an independent factor contributing to differences in treatment outcomes. The scientists assembled an international cohort to determine how genetic ancestry affects leukemia biology and outcomes for modern therapy. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology. Continue reading

27Jan/22

Study Heralds a New Transformative Solution for the Crop Destroying Fall Armyworm

Oxitec Ltd, the leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease, destroy crops and harm livestock, today announced the publication of early results heralding a new, transformative crop protection solution for the sustainable management of one of the world’s most devastating crop pests.
The fall armyworm targets maize and is estimated to be responsible for more than US$10 billion in annual crop damage and losses around the world. Continue reading

27Jan/22

Fireblocks Raises $550 Million In Series E Funding to Become the Highest Valued Digital Asset Infrastructure Provider


Fireblocks (www.fireblocks.com), the direct custody platform that supports over 800 major institutions, and powers digital asset and crypto products for today’s largest custodians, fintech, crypto exchanges, lending desks, super apps and asset management firms, has raised $550 million in Series E funding. Continue reading

27Jan/22

GSMA SETS OUT 5G ROADMAP FOR MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

The GSMA has published an analysis showing how robust 5G growth in the Middle East and North Africa has followed ambitious 5G spectrum assignments. As governments worldwide strive towards realising industry targets of 2GHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G, the GSMA report details how the strong development of 5G in the Gulf has delivered some of the fastest 5G services in the world. Continue reading

26Jan/22

Kahoot! launches a free Kahoot! EDU Support Program to empower all classroom heroes at schools worldwide

Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced today the launch of its new Kahoot! EDU Support Program for elementary schools. This program is designed to help teachers and school administrators keep their students connected and engaged in learning during in-person and remote learning. Continue reading

26Jan/22

U.S. Postal Service Salutes Legendary Sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life and legacy of Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, as the 45th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Continue reading

26Jan/22

The Battery Report 2021

Batteries are a ubiquitous part of modern life powering our phones and laptops and increasingly our vehicles, homes, and businesses. The battery industry will progressively impact our everyday lives yet few comprehensive reports for it are available and free to the public. To address this The Volta Foundation, its members, and partner organizations, including Ratel Consulting, have produced its second annual Battery Report. It contains contributions from energy storage leaders and insiders on industry, markets, research, talent, policy, and other relevant topics. Continue reading

26Jan/22

TikTok Named World’s Fastest-Growing Brand by Brand Finance Global 500 2022 Report

TikTok has been named the world’s fastest-growing brand by a new report published today. With an astounding 215% growth, the entertainment app’s brand value has increased from US$18.7 billion in 2021 to US$59.0 billion this year. Claiming 18th spot among the world’s top 500 most valuable brands, it is the highest new entrant to the Brand Finance Global 500 2022 ranking. Continue reading

26Jan/22

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.
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