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New study implicates disease-driving B cells in fatty liver disease development

New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School suggests that disease-driving B cells, a white blood cell, play a role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—the most common chronic liver condition in the U.S. Their findings could lead to targeted therapies for NAFLD, which currently affects a quarter of the nation […]

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Volkswagen CEO: no need for action on potential Porsche IPO

Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess said he sees no need for action when asked about a potential listing of the group’s Porsche luxury division, adding the unit’s cash flow was key to Volkswagen’s turnaround. “That’s why you need to think very very hard about every single step,” Diess said at the group’s annual press conference, adding […]

Technology

Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers

Sony has revealed its next-generation PlayStation VR controllers designed for use with its upcoming, under-wraps PS5 VR headset. The orb-like controllers wrap around each hand, with a design similar to Oculus Touch and a feature set akin to the standard PS5 DualSense. There’s not a glowing ping-pong ball in sight. Each VR controller contains adaptive […]

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Teenager horrifically injured after being mauled by dog while putting the bins out

Part of a woman’s face was ripped apart when she was mauled by a dog while taking out the bins for her mum. Georgia Wilson-Wheeler shooed the dog, thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier crossed with a pitbull, away but it came back and attacked her as she knelt down to pick up rubbish […]

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New Barrett’s esophagus monitoring method could aid in easier and more precise prognoses

A new technique for sampling and testing cells from Barrett’s esophagus (BE) patients could result in earlier and easier identification of patients whose disease has progressed toward cancer or whose disease is at high risk of progressing toward cancer, according to a collaborative study by investigators at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Kimmel […]

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Activist Toshiba shareholders tipped to win crucial vote on independent probe this week

In a watershed moment for Japanese corporate governance, Toshiba Corp shareholders will vote this Thursday on whether there should be an independent probe into allegations that investors were pressured ahead of last year’s annual general meeting. Effissimo Capital Management, Toshiba’s biggest shareholder, and other activist investors are expected to carry the day after Effissimo’s proposed […]

Technology

Avengers filmmakers helped direct Fortnite’s big season opener

Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo have said they helped Fortnite kick off its new season. The brothers, who previously helmed Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame and various Captain America films, co-directed Fortnite’s cinematic introduction that leads into Zero Crisis Finale, the game’s first-ever solo event experience. Fortnite also memorably appeared in Avengers: Endgame, though perhaps […]

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Suspect, 50, arrested over murder and sex assault of man at Michael Barrymore pool party

Detectives investigating the suspected serious sexual assault and murder of a man at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001 have made an arrest. Essex Police said a 50-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested in Cheshire on suspicion of the murder and indecent assault of 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock. The arrest occurred […]