Medical


Federal ban on making lethal viruses lifted Federal ban on making lethal viruses lifted
- December 20, 2017

The U.S. government has lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. "The engineering is not what I'm anxious about", he says. The HHS P3CO Framework ensures a multidisciplinary, department-level pre-funding review and evaluation of proposed research meeting the scope of the framework. (more...)
How Have New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT) Earnings Forecasts Changed?
- December 20, 2017

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. Belpointe Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in New York REIT, Inc . Deutsche Bankshares Ag invested in 128,515 shares. Tortoise Mgmt Lc reported 237 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.48 million activity. (more...)
Microsoft backs bill to end arbitration in sexual harassment cases Microsoft backs bill to end arbitration in sexual harassment cases
- December 20, 2017

This is a huge victory for the last 17 months of hard work I've been doing trying to educate the public and companies about the unfair and secret arbitration clauses in employment contracts - specifically with regard to sexual harassment", said Carlson in an email to USA TODAY. (more...)
Bell's New V-280 Tiltrotor Achieves First Flight Bell's New V-280 Tiltrotor Achieves First Flight
- December 20, 2017

The test flight represents a milestone in Bell Helicopter's competition to win military contracts. "This is an exciting time for Bell Helicopter , and I could not be more proud of the progress we have made with first flight of the Bell V-280", said Mitch Snyder, president and CEO for Bell. (more...)
Drama As Another PDP Reps Member Defects To APC Drama As Another PDP Reps Member Defects To APC
- December 20, 2017

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara , had read a letter by the lawmaker, citing crisis in the PDP as the reason for defection to APC. "If there's a division in the PDP of today, Nnanna can go, because Nnanna is our friend, but as we speak, there's no such thing in the PDP so he can't on the basis of state or ward affairs decamp from the party and still retains his seat", Ossai said. (more...)
This airline has banned UGGs from their lounges, and people are pis*ed This airline has banned UGGs from their lounges, and people are pis*ed
- December 20, 2017

Catherall posted about the incident on Twitter, stating that she had never had issues wearing the boots at other airlines' lounges in the past. As frustrating as the rules may be, Qantas clearly outlines its domestic lounge dress guidelines on its website , specifically listing Ugg boots as being too casual and thus prohibited. (more...)
Veterinary Vaccine Market Growth Factors, Consumption, Market Current Scenario by 2017 Veterinary Vaccine Market Growth Factors, Consumption, Market Current Scenario by 2017
- December 20, 2017

Furthermore, the Vaccine Adjuvants report involves company profile details of top industry leaders. Along with strategically analyzing the key micro markets, the report also focuses on industry-specific drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges in the Copper Strips market. (more...)
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness
- December 20, 2017

The FDA Wednesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc.'s voretigene neparvovec-rzyl (Luxturna), the first gene therapy for inherited vision loss caused by faulty gene mutations. The company also received a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher under a program meant to encourage development of new drugs and biologics for the prevention and treatment of rare pediatric diseases. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) And Insider Trading Activity
- December 19, 2017

It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500. Louis Bacon increased its stake in Skechers U S A Inc (SKX) by 114.29% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trustmark Comml Bank Department has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Therefore 32% are positive. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)
TCW Group Inc. Trims Stake in Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)
- December 19, 2017

Lilly Endowment Inc who had been investing in Eli Lilly And Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $90.27 billion market cap company. Piper Jaffray maintained Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) on Friday, September 8 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by BMO Capital Markets. (more...)
The Red Cross blood drive The Red Cross blood drive
- December 19, 2017

Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel. "The gift of blood donation is one that offers hope, healing, and comfort to local patients and their loved ones", said Jan Laub, Executive Director, Tulsa. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday Phoebe Putney will host a drive from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.in the tower. As a thank-you, all those who come to give blood December 21, 2017, through January 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. (more...)
Woman Refuses To Let Childbirth Stop Her From Finishing College Finals Woman Refuses To Let Childbirth Stop Her From Finishing College Finals
- December 19, 2017

Late Friday, the hard-working student and mother shared one final update that it was time for her little family to go home. Of course, not every pregnant woman can be in the right physical and emotional state to take finals while in labor , but Thomas' struggle shows that with the right determination, you can figure out every tough situation you're placed in. (more...)
Trump's administration's seven banned words are an attack on science Trump's administration's seven banned words are an attack on science
- December 19, 2017

You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola". (more...)
All you need to know about the Fairfax-NZME merger appeal All you need to know about the Fairfax-NZME merger appeal
- December 19, 2017

In May 2017 the Commission declined the merger on the grounds it would be likely to substantially lessen competition in advertising and reader markets. "The two companies sought the merger because it was our belief that it was in best interests of the NZ media industry", she said. But both companies have said they would move ahead with their own independent strategies to deal with the downturn in the traditional advertising market that prompted them to look at merging in the first place. (more...)
Hormel Foods (HRL) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.13
- December 19, 2017

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Shares of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) traded up 0.46% in the last session while performance was up 77.84% in the last five days. Therefore 33% are positive. Hormel Foods Corporation had 48 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL ) on Thursday, November 30 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Flu Vaccine Safe For People With Egg Allergies Flu Vaccine Safe For People With Egg Allergies
- December 19, 2017

Since the flu vaccine contains egg protein, doctors used to advise patients with egg allergies to refrain from getting the shot or only taking it in the presence of an allergy, Today reports . "Not vaccinating carries a risk and that's clearly greater than any risk from the vaccine". Itkin said the most effective way to prevent the flu is to get the flu shot. (more...)
Former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka announces retirement Former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka announces retirement
- December 19, 2017

The 35 year old posted on his twitter feed, "Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined". "I needed some time to think and make a very quiet decision, very calm and very conscious of what I would like for my professional life", he said. (more...)
Oscar Pistorius To Appeal His Increased Sentence Oscar Pistorius To Appeal His Increased Sentence
- December 19, 2017

Oscar Pistorius is appealing against his recently-lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to South African media. The athlete was not in court for the ruling where the court handed down the minimum 15-year sentence prescribed for murder in South Africa , and subtracted the years Pistorius had already served. (more...)
Reliance Jio extends its triple cashback offer till Dec 25 Reliance Jio extends its triple cashback offer till Dec 25
- December 19, 2017

The new extended cashback offer comes with reduced cashback offered on digital wallets. The wallet partners offering cashback on recharges are Amazon Pay, Paytm, PhonePe and MobiKwik. Under the triple cashback offer, Reliance Jio is giving up to Rs 2,599 in the form of vouchers and e-wallet cashback on recharge of Rs 399 or above. (more...)
Man who disfigured wife in lye attack dies in prison Man who disfigured wife in lye attack dies in prison
- December 19, 2017

Rodgers was one of 269 Vermont prisoners who were transferred to the state-run Camp Hill Prison in Pennsylvania from a private prison in MI in June 2017. A third inmate also died last month within several weeks of his return from the out-of-state facility. The deaths of two other inmates, Roger Brown and Tim Adams, who had served time at Camp Hill were reported this fall. (more...)
Mike Leach receives 5-year contract extension from Washington State Mike Leach receives 5-year contract extension from Washington State
- December 19, 2017

The revised contract agreement will pay Leach $3.5 million in 2018, $3.75 million in 2019 and $4 million annually from 2020-22. According to a release, after 2020 Leach will also get a one-time retention bonus of $750,000. "Intercollegiate athletics are a critical front door to every university", Schulz said. No. 18 Wazzu faces No. 16 Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl on December 28 at 9 p.m. (more...)
FDA plans to get aggressive on homeopathic drugs FDA plans to get aggressive on homeopathic drugs
- December 19, 2017

Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, added, "The draft guidance is an important step forward in the agency's work to protect patients from unproven and potentially risky products". Some retailers pulled products from shelves. Over the last decade, the homeopathic drug market has grown into a almost $3 billion behemoth that exposes more patients to potential risks from unproven, untested products and unsubstantiated health claims. (more...)
AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) Position Trimmed by Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC
- December 19, 2017

The stock increased 1.32% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $75.76. 11,564,600 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,108,527. AbbVie Inc (AbbVie) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. (NYSE:C). Sumitomo Life Insurance holds 0.76% or 87,229 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. thinks FCC's Ajit Pai was Obama appointee Donald Trump Jr. thinks FCC's Ajit Pai was Obama appointee
- December 19, 2017

The new order won't go into effect for weeks, and internet activists are expected to quickly file lawsuits to block the decision. Basically, there's still time to save the free and open web, and you can help do it. Beshear joined 17 other state attorney generals earlier this week in signing a letter asking the FCC not to consider the net neutrality proposal due to what they called a pattern of fake comments . (more...)
Assessing the stock market for: Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM)
- December 19, 2017

Third Point Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.72B market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $253.64. 12,000 shares were sold by BROUSSARD BRUCE D, worth $3.02 million on Friday, August 11. The insider, HUVAL TIMOTHY S., now holds 8,831 shares of HUM. (more...)
Texans could be ready to part ways with Bill O'Brien Texans could be ready to part ways with Bill O'Brien
- December 19, 2017

The Texans' 45-7 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars qualifies as one of those. The Houston Texans head coach has now denied a report from CBS Sports claiming that a "split is imminent" between O'Brien and the organization. The Texans, meantime, would boast one of the most attractive coaching jobs in the National Football League, with stars on both sides of the ball and Watson playing at an All-Pro level prior to his injury. (more...)
Sri Lanka requests Russian Federation to lift ban on tea imports Sri Lanka requests Russian Federation to lift ban on tea imports
- December 19, 2017

Addressing a public meeting in Haputale in Sri Lanka's Uva Province, which is home to several tea estates, President Sirisena said he was confident that Russian Federation, "a long-standing friend" of Sri Lanka, would respond positively to the request. (more...)
Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) Holdings Increased by Zacks Investment Management
- December 18, 2017

DEVITRE DINYAR S also sold $1.96M worth of Altria Group, Inc. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $71.67. Candlewood Investment Group Lp holds 45.13% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Altria Group during the first quarter worth $104,292,000. Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.95 million activity. (more...)
Keep in touch with Analyst's Predictions: Synchrony Financial (SYF)
- December 18, 2017

The Baupost Group Llc holds 29.30M shares with $873.58 million value, up from 17.67M last quarter. Northstar Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Synchrony Financial for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $29.11 billion market cap company. (more...)
HRW: Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal HRW: Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal
- December 18, 2017

At least 354 villages in northern Rakhine State have been partially or totally buyrned to the ground since late August, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Responding to worldwide pressure, Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government inked an agreement with Bangladesh in late November to start the repatriation of Rohingya refugees within two months. (more...)