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Blockchain's potential will continue to spur public and private investment

Blockchain's potential will continue to spur public and private investment

Finance
The many big companies disrupted by blockchain have now made it a priority to harness this technology. As is typically the case when faced with disruption, large companies are seeking to defend their territory by adopting the very tool that threatens them. With blockchain there's a lot at stake. The global market for blockchain-related products and services is about $ 700 million and is projected to exceed $ 60 billion annually in 2024, according to Wintergreen Research. Among the big corporate blockchain players are Accenture, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft. ...
Researchers find potential treatment for knee, spine osteoarthritis

Researchers find potential treatment for knee, spine osteoarthritis

Health
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- New research with rats and human tissue samples may lead to a treatment for people with knee and spine osteoarthritis based on a newly found molecular target. Scientists at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto focused on a molecule called microRNA-181a-5p, which is believed to cause inflammation, cartilage destruction and collagen depletion. The findings were published Thursday in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Osteoarthritis, known as degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis, includes the breakdown of the protective cartilage found in the body's spine, hand, knee and hip joints. As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million U.S. adults, but patients currently have limited treatment options. "This is important...
Research finds potential treatment for obesity, diabetes

Research finds potential treatment for obesity, diabetes

Health
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified a potential target to treat obesity and diabetes through regulation of energy in the body, according to a study of mice. In findings released Thursday in JCI Insight, researchers from the Colorado School of Medicine outline the biological function of an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase and its potential as a treatment target. White adipose tissue stores energy and brown adipose tissue produces heat, which in turn expends energy. By increasing energy amounts, the researchers believe a regulatory node could lead to new drugs to treat obesity and diabetes. They learned that deleting HDAC11 in mice stimulates brown adipose tissue formation and the absence of the modifier also triggered beiging of white adipose tissue. "Through our i...
‘Wait for the news’ – Tyson Fury teases potential heavyweight clash with world champion Deontay Wilder and lashes out at Anthony Joshua

‘Wait for the news’ – Tyson Fury teases potential heavyweight clash with world champion Deontay Wilder and lashes out at Anthony Joshua

Sports
SURELY NOT? Fury was dismayed to see Anthony Joshua refuse a fight with the American, but suggested he could make the step up and fight Tyson Fury has teased the possibility of a fight against Deontay Wilder in the near future. The passionate heavyweight, who is set for the second fight of his comeback next month, lashed out at ‘golden boy’ Anthony Joshua via Twitter. Wilder and Fury clash after a successful WBC title defence by the American’s in 2015 WBC Champion Wilder and Brit superstar Joshua seemed set for a late summer showdown at Wembley. But the fight never materialised and ‘AJ’ is now set to fight his WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin on September 22 – a fight you can hear live on talkSPORT. And Fur...
Gwent Police investigated for hiding potential hack

Gwent Police investigated for hiding potential hack

Technology
Gwent Police is being investigated after failing to inform hundreds of people that hackers may have accessed their confidential reports to the force.Sky News has learned that up to 450 people who filed reports through an online tool over a two-year period could have been put at risk by hackers due to security flaws.Although the tool was decommissioned after an internal security review discovered that confidential information was being exposed, the force did not inform the individuals who were affected.In what may amount to a breach of its responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the force also failed to notify the Information Commissioner's Office until it was contacted by Sky News.This week, a spokesman for the force said: "Gwent Police has recently contacted the Information Commis...