WASHINGTON - Internet search engine Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun the process of building its own robots that could undertake manufacturing and could be deployed in the supply chain sector. To start with Google has created a new robotics group under Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system, and bought seven ...
NEW DELHI - India and Japan, both major energy fuel importers, are mulling joining forces while bidding for potential tenders for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies with an eye to beating down the high prices. Both the countries will work out a strategy in the next three months, Petroleum and natural gas secretary Vivek Rae told reporters on sidelines of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit ...
BRUSSELS - The European Union has slapped a 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine on eight major banks, including Deutsche Bank, RBS and JPMorgan, for rigging interest rates. German Deutsche Bank, involved in rigging the Euribor and Japanese yen Tibor rates, was fined a total of 725 million euros, while the French Societe Generale was fined 446 million euros for manipulating the European ...
WASHINGTON - The US trade deficit narrowed in October with oil sales helping exports rise 1.8 percent to a record high of $192.7 billion in October over previous month, the US Commerce Department has said. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that total October exports of $192.7 billion and imports of $233.3 billion resulted in a 5.4 percent drop in ...
LONDON - Construction sector in UK gathered pace in November with output rising at the fastest pace in more than six years, an industry survey revealed. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index(PMI) registered 62.6 in November, up sharply from 59.4 in October. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) reading above 50 indicates growth in ...
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WASHINGTON British oil major BP has won a reprieve with a US court voting for an injunction to suspend any further payments to firms that had not suffered economic losses as a result of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that BP, which is fighting a series of court battles relating to the April 2010 offshore oil spill, ...
MANILA - A rice gene that can increase the production of indica rice varieties, the world's most widely grown types of rice, by up to 36 per cent, has been discovered by a group of international scientists. Most of the rice produced in Southern Asia, including India and Thailand, is indica rice. In preliminary testing, researchers from Japan and the Los Banos, The Philippines based ...
It might come as a relief to women as researchers at Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect stress. The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating, the BBC reported. Mood data was provided to the wearer via a ...
US stocks have ended mostly lower after markets weighed a stream of generally solid economic data ahead of Friday's big jobs report. At the closing bell on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 24.08 points (0.15 per cent) at ...
San Francisco (AFP) - The competition between Microsoft and Google is stretching to the North Pole as the Internet search rivals vie to be top Santa tracker this Christmas.Google on Wednesday launched a google.com/santatracker website offering reindeer games, elf antics and updates on beloved gift-giver Kris Kringle as children worldwide count down to Christmas eve."A team of Google ...
Retail hypermarket operator Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the joint-venture between UK-based Tesco PLC and local conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd, plans to expand its business presence in Peninsular Malaysia by opening three major stores in 2014, said its CEO Georg Fischer. The group plans three more standalone stores - at Jitra (Kedah), Jenjarom (Selangor) and Mutiara Rini (Johor) - next year, ...
NEW YORK -- New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking have asked city lawmakers not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces. The City Council held a public hearing Wednesday on legislation that would add e-cigs to the 12-year-old law that forces smokers to satisfy their nicotine habits at home or on the sidewalk. Proponents of ...
NEW YORK -- Stocks are ending mostly lower as investors weigh conflicting economic reports and assess the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus. Major U.S. indexes moved between gains and losses before ending lower Wednesday. Conflicting news about the economy left investors unsure about when the Fed will reduce its monthly bond purchases, which have been supporting financial markets. The ...
NEW YORK -- Disney is raising its annual dividend to 86 cents from 75 cents. The Walt Disney Co. says it is boosting its dividend by 15 percent after its third-consecutive year of record net income, earnings per share, and revenue. The Burbank, Calif., company's next dividend is payable Jan. 16 to shareholders of record on Dec. 16. Disney also says it will hold its next annual meeting on ...
LOS ANGELES -- Beats Music, the digital music spinoff of headphone maker Beats Electronics LLC, is set to launch in January. Beats Music is based on the platform of MOG, the subscription music service that Beats bought in July 2012. Beats Electronics was founded in 2008 by hip hop producer Dr. Dre and music executive Jimmy Iovine. The launch date -- slightly later than the late 2013 target set ...
When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Results from a landmark clinical trial of an artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open heart surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago showed positive outcome, with high survival rates and low rates of stroke.
"This is a major breakthrough. Not only did patients live longer, but their quality of life improved substantially," Fred Leya, MD, co-principal investigator at the Loyola site, said.
The other co-investigator at Loyola is Mamdouh Bakhos, MD.
The heart valve is called the Medtronic CoreValve System. It is deployed with a catheter, which is inserted into an artery in the groin and guided up to the heart. Once in place, the artificial valve takes over the function of a diseased valve.
"It saved me a great deal of pain and suffering from not having to have my chest cracked open," Loyola patient Martin Rogus, who participated in the clinical trial, said.
While recovering from the valve placement, he said, "It almost felt like they didn't do anything."
Rogus said that before receiving the new valve, he could not walk a single block without having to stop and catch his breath. Now he can walk a mile slowly, without stopping.
The valve is being studied in patients with severe aortic stenosis. ...
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