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These groundbreaking MIT robots were inspired by biological cells
Mashable - 2019-06-05
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Cancer Bone Mets Therapy: One in 40 Patients at Risk for ONJ
Medscape - 2019-06-05
CHICAGO -- New data highlight the risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in cancer patients who take bone-modifying agents to reduce the risk for skeletal events associated with bone metastases. Catherine H. Van Poznak, MD, University of Michigan ...

HHS halts federal research using human fetal tissue
Upi.com - 2019-06-05
June 5 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory. The Trump ...

Huawei has reportedly cut orders to suppliers in a potential sign that it's already feeling the burn from being blacklisted in the US
Business Insider - 2019-06-05
Huawei has scaled back orders to major suppliers that produce components for its smartphone and telecom infrastructure products and has decreased its estimates for smartphone shipments in 2019, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. It's ...

High-tech fitness startup Peloton said it just filed for an IPO. Here's what it's like to use its $2,000 bike.
Business Insider - 2019-06-05
Peloton has revolutionized home fitness. Since launching in 2012, the New York-based high-tech fitness company has gained a cult following of fans who are obsessed with its core product, the indoor cycling bike. It announced Wednesday that it had filed for ...

Teacher faces raps over Facebook posts on faculty room
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A public school teacher may face charges for posting on Facebook that a toilet was converted into a faculty room at a public school in Bacoor, Cavite. In a report on ABS-CBN News, Anita Rom, principal of the Bacoor National High ...

Developers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple over App Store
Entrepreneur - 2019-06-05
Two iOS developers have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on claims the company's App Store is a monopoly. The lawsuit from California resident Donald R. Cameron and Illinois-based Pure Sweat Basketball is demanding an end to Apple's control over ...

Private Insurers Are Afraid of Medicare for All. They Should Be Excited
Fortune - 2019-06-05
Since presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced his "Medicare for All" plan in early April, the health insurance industry has uniformly opposed the policy. David ...

Amazon unveils drone it says will be delivering packages within months
ZDNet - 2019-06-05
Amazon on Wednesday announced a new commercial delivery drone that it says will be delivering packages to customers in months. The new drone marks a huge milestone for Amazon's Prime Air program, which has since its inception developed more than two dozen ...

Amazon unveils a new Prime Air drone it says will deliver packages 'within months'
Business Insider - 2019-06-05
Soon, Amazon customers may need to look to the sky to see their Amazon deliveries coming. The company unveiled its newest drone model built for package delivery at its Re:MARS conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The new model can fly up to 15 miles and ...

Should Racehorses Be Medicated?
NPR - 2019-06-05
There will be the usual excitement for the Belmont Stakes in New York this weekend -- the third and final event of horse racing's Triple Crown. But the sport still is clouded by the recent deaths of more than two dozen thoroughbreds at Santa Anita Park in ...

Women use internet more than men in the Philippines -- SWS
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino women use the internet more than men, according to a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, taken from March 28 to 31, showed a record-high 50 percent of Filipino women who are internet users ...

Bello: Germany needs up to 2,000 medical workers yearly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 1,000 to 2,000 job vacancies in the medical sector are available in Germany every year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday. "They need nurses ...

SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution
TechCrunch - 2019-06-05
Endpoint security -- the branch of cybersecurity that focuses on data coming in from laptops, phones, and other devices connected to a network -- is an $8 billion dollar market that, due to the ...

Dutchman leads by 1
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
Guido Van der Valk (left) rides a fiery windup in the first round as Jhonnel Ababa adds English to his shot. Guido Van der Valk rode a fiery windup to shoot a five-under 66 and drive past an ...

Fewer Pinoys looking for jobs in April-PSA
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
"The expansion may be attributed to increased business activities in line with the campaign period for the Philippine midterm elections. Adding to this is the increase in consumer demand during ...

COA flags Bulacan government for uncollected hospital wastes
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Audit (COA) has warned the provincial government of Bulacan on the hazards posed by uncollected and improperly stored wastes from seven public hospitals in the province. "Inspection and validation by an audit ...

Korean EV players seek government support to enter Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The suggestion was raised by the group as Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed opportunities in the EV industry in the Philippines during a roundtable meeting with high-level business executives of South Korean firms. "This would have to be a special ...

SMC submits P10-billion redevelopment plan for Pandacan oil depot
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) a P10-billion proposal to redevelop the Pandacan oil depot into a bus and food terminal complex that will divert all provincial ...

Most antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary, study says
Upi.com - 2019-06-05
Dentists tend to be overeager when it comes to prescribing antibiotics, new research suggests. The study authors found that antibiotics prescribed to prevent infection during dental procedures weren't necessary 81 percent of the time. That's important ...

App allows deployment of orderlies a la Grab
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A cutting edge web-based system that allows nurses in hospitals to efficiently deploy orderlies in carrying around patients, medicines, specimens and even food in hospitals is coming soon to the Philippines. Anand Surana, CEO of US ...

Security Bank cleared to issue P20-billion LTNCD
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Security Bank Corp. has received the green light from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to raise P20 billion via the issuance of long-term negotiable certificates of deposits (LTNCDs). In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock ...

Cordillera plants found effective vs antibiotic-resistant bacteria
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Four indigenous plants found in the Cordillera Administrative Region were confirmed to have medicinal properties that could be used as alternative to commercially available antibiotics. Enzymes extracted from four folkloric herbal ...

RCBC raises P8 billion from bond offer
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) successfully raised P8 billion as investors swarmed the maiden issuance of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sustainability bonds in the Philippines. RCBC treasurer ...

Landbank allots P5 billion for lending to agrarian reform beneficiaries
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Land Bank of the Philippines is allocating P5 billion for lending to more agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to help increase the productivity and income of small farmers. Landbank said it has put in place a P5-billion direct ...

SMC seeks new funding for coal-fired power plants
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The power unit of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is securing new funding for its two coal-fired power plants affected by the competitive selection process (CSP) directive of the Supreme Court (SC). SMC Global Power Holdings Inc. is in the ...

Price hikes bigger than expected in May
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) economist Michael L. Ricafort also attributed the May result to food prices, noting in an e-mail: "However, these were offset by increased rice imports with the rice tariffication law and non-monetary measures to ...

April finds fewer Filipinos jobless, looking for more work
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
"The expansion [in services] may be attributed to increased business activities in line with the campaign period for the Philippine mid-term elections. Adding to this is the increase in consumer demand during summer and harvest seasons," Mr. Pernia sai

Philippines hopeful on agri trade, exports deal with Japan
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines expects a positive response from the Japanese government on its call to ease up on export protocols and tariff issues following the recent visit of President Duterte. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is set to ...

Scientist in search of lost ganja
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
KINGSTON - A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every self-respecting ganja aficionado is becoming reality again thanks to the horticultural talents of a scientist in Jamaica. Amid mangos, lychees ...

DepEd assures resolution of Cavite faculty room issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) gave assurances Wednesday that it is taking steps to solve the faculty office issue at the Bacoor National High School in Cavite.

Hallucinations May Point to Rare, Non-Psychotic Condition
Medscape - 2019-06-05
SAN FRANCISCO -- Although Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is considered to be a rare hallucinatory disorder, new research suggests that it may become more common, highlighting the need for clinicians to recognize its symptoms and avoid misdiagnosis.

Going to Tacloban? Here is where you can stay and what you can do
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
Our standards have been raised as we become a prosperous nation," Arthur G. Gindap, SVP and business unit general manager at RHR, told reporters during a media familiarization trip in early May. RHR is a subsidiary of Robinsons Land Corp. which operates ...

Earning a pin can make a difference in F&B career
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
"For business people, they do it because entertaining is part of their business." She points out scenarios, for example, if a foreign delegation is sent over, and one has been tasked to look after them. In some restaurants, meanwhile, she points out ...

Aboitiz on track to plant 9M trees by 2020
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
It represents the essence of the Aboitiz Group purpose and brand promise: to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities," Sabin M. Aboitiz, executive vice-president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV), said in a statement.

EastWest eyes bond issue by Q3
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
EAST WEST Banking Corp. (EastWest Bank) expects to offer the first tranche of its P10-billion fixed-rate bond program in the third quarter, as it seeks to diversify its funding sources. EastWest Bank Senior Executive Vice-President Rafael S. Algarra ...

AMA invests P150M on online education
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
AMA Education System invested P150 million on its online education platform, which caters to students both in the Philippines and abroad ... AMA OEd is the online learning platform of AMA University -- a CHEd recognized and accredited institution.

Peso may rise on dovish Fed comments
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
Ricafort, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) economist, in a text message. On Tuesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a speech in Chicago that the central bank will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion" amid robust labor market and ...

Senators asked to list preferred committees - Zubiri
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The senators who attended the dinner hosted by Sen. Manny Pacquiao at his Makati residence on Wednesday were asked to list the committees they preferred to lead, according ...

P6.8-M shabu seized in Manila sting
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Four suspected drug dealers were arrested and P6.8 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents at a hotel in Manila on Monday. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino said ...

Almost done: Sotto says 95% of Senate committee chairmanships settled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Ninety-five percent of committee chairmanships at the Senate have already been decided, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III has said. According to Sotto, only one ...

Building client trust
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
Building trust is the basis of any relationship. Fostered relationships are the underpinnings of a successful business. It takes years to form the trust so that a client will be comfortable to deal with a service provider such as a real estate broker.

Making dreams come true with the Secondary Education Support Program
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
She has a bright future after graduating at the top of her class in high school and being recognized as a top performer among public schools in Mandaluyong City, a commercial and business district in the capital region of Metro Manila. "I really want to ...

Nancy Binay teases Trillanes with job offer, free hospitalization
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Reelected Senator Nancy Binay seemed to offer outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes a teaching job at the University of Makati, along with other strange ...

DepEd: Bacoor teachers chose bathroom as faculty room
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) said it is trying to address the faculty room shortage at the Bacoor National High School. But it added that the ...

Russian, Chinese leaders sit down for talks in Moscow
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sat down for talks at the Kremlin in a visit affirming the increasingly close relationship between the two ...

Less than half of Duterte govt's priority bills passed by 17th Congress
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Only 11 of the 28 priority bills identified as priority by a council of legislative and executive officials headed by President Rodrigo Duterte hurled ...

NTC orders unlocking of phones after network 'lock-in' period
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Mobile phone users will soon be allowed to convert to an open line from a single-network service. In a May 31 memorandum, the National Telecommunications ...

Fewer Filipinos jobless in April - PSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- More Filipinos had jobs as of April, with most of them hired in the services sector. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reveal ...

COA flags 'hazardous, infectious' uncollected waste from Bulacan hospitals
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- State auditors have warned about health hazards that may be caused by uncollected waste from public hospitals in Bulacan. In its 2018 audit on the ...

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