Rodney Edson

Rodney Edson

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COLLEGE STATION - The results of a recent Texas A University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus."In this study, we investigated the role of estrogen in control of glucose homeostasis, which has profound impact on our understanding of obesity and diabetes as well as potential dietary interventions," said Dr. Shaodong Guo, primary study investigator and Texas A AgriLife Research scientist in the department of nutrition and food science in College Station."In general, glucose homeostasis is maintained by glucose uptake in muscle and adipose tissue in addition to glucose production in the liver," he explained."Conversely, clinical trials of estrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women have demonstrated a lowered insulin resistance as well as reductions in plasma glucose level."Guo said estrogen deficiency or impaired estrogen signaling is associated with insulin resistance and faulty regulation of metabolic homeostasis, which contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes and obesity in both human and animal models.But the exact contribution of the tissue-specific action of estrogen to metabolic changes and underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated through research.
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It’s a common narrative that cryptocurrencies will provide a platform for the millions of unbanked individuals in the world to obtain financial freedom.In the developing world, around 50 percent of people over the age of 25 have a bank account.If anywhere in the world needs access to more cost effective financial systems its those in developing nations, where the cost of sending money without a bank account can be prohibitively expensive.According to World Bank figures compiled by Diar, sending money from Angola to Namibia, for example, can be subject to a 20 percent fee.Chances are if you’re using these kind of systems, like MoneyGram or Western Union, it’s because you have no other options.In many places in Africa, Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) have exclusivity clauses meaning there is no competition to help drive prices down.
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According to an in-depth review led by digital medicine researcher Eric Topol and commissioned by the UK health secretary, in 20 years’ time, some 90 per cent of all NHS jobs will require some level of digital skills.The report estimated that smartphone apps will affect more than 80 per cent of the workforce by 2025, while speech recognition and natural language processing, and automated image interpretation with AI, will impact a similar proportion by 2030 and 2035, respectively.The Topol review considered how technologies like AI, robotics, digital medicine and genomics will change the roles of clinical staff, what skills those staff will need and how the NHS will have to adapt training.The aim is to tie them in to the NHS Long-Term Plan, which was published in January and had a strong focus on using tech to improve services and widening digital access.In order to ensure patients can "benefit" from technology, the review said NHS organisations should invest in their existing workforce, through continuous, flexible and on-going training.The review also said it was critical that any new tech is adopted “in a spirit of equality and fairness” and that digital healthcare should “redress not reinforce” existing inequalities – this means marginalised and vulnerable groups need closer attention.
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Pompeo sounds alarm on Huawei’s Eastern Europe stronghold – Nikkei Asian ReviewWhat happened: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Hungary’s government on Monday of the security risks associated with equipment supplied by Huawei Technologies, hinting that it could complicate the European country’s partnerships with the US.“If that equipment is co-located in places where we have important American systems, it makes it more difficult for us to partner alongside them,” Pompeo said at the US Embassy in Budapest.The US wants to make sure to identify to local officials the opportunities and risks associated with Huawei equipment, he added.Pompeo is on his visit to central and eastern Europe and is expected to carry the same message to other countries including Slovakia and Poland.Why it’s important: Europe has become a main battleground as the US continues to rally against China’s growing technological influence.
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Apple acquired Shazam last year, and it’s using the music search app to provide a special offer for users who are watching tonight’s Grammy Awards (as spotted by 9to5Mac).They’ll get a rundown of the award show in the app, and can unlock an extended, four-month free trial for Apple Music.The company is promoting the offer on a card in its App Store: “Viewers at home can also Shazam the Grammy Awards at any point during the broadcast to identify songs from the awards show and unlock a special offer from Apple Music.” The app will show off a timeline of music from the show, and anyone who uses the app to identify a song will get the extended offer.That’s an additional month above the usual free trial for new Apple Music subscribers — if you’ve been on the fence about signing up, it might be a good opportunity to check it out.
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By Noah Syken, Vice President of Sports and Entertainment PartnershipsThere is a game I play whenever I meet someone new.Do we live in the same part of the world?Did we go to the same college?It's just a habit that satisfies my need to connect with people.A need that is shared by most (if not all) of humanity.
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Last month, a San Francisco Bay Area woman got a thorough scare when a hacker infiltrated her family's Nest Cam to announce the US was under nuclear attack from North Korea.Chandra also says in the email that Nest, which is owned by Google, looks for breaches across the internet.If Nest accounts are possibly vulnerable because of those breaches, the company alerts customers and temporarily disables access.The catalyst for the security primer was a handful of recent reports about hackers gaining access to Nest Cams.We take protecting our users' security very seriously.For added password security, the team looks across the internet to identify breaches and when compromised accounts are found, we alert you and temporarily disable access.
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Nya turer i fallet med skandalkirurgen Paolo Macchiarini: En ledamot i Karolinska institutets (KI) styrelse vill att regeringen startar en oberoende utredning för att se över fallet, ännu en gång, rapporterar Ekot.Styrelsens arbete med fallet har varit bristfälligt, skriver ledamoten Liselotte Højgaard, som är professor vid Köpenhamns universitet, i ett brev till Matilda Ernkrans (S), som är ny minister för högre utbildning och forskning.Hon nämner bland annat att styrelsen inte informerades om kritiken från KI:s tidigare rektor Harriet Wallberg mot utredaren Sten Heckschers rapport om Macchiarini-skandalen.Liselotte Højgaard föreslår i brevet att en kommission av experter från Finland, Norge och Danmark ska genomföra utredningen.Kirurgen och forskaren Paolo Macchiarini utförde flera operationer med konstgjorda luftstrupar.Efter flera rättsliga turer utreds han just nu för två fall av grovt vållande till kroppsskada efter att flera av patienterna avlidit.
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The P acquisition of This is L., a startup retailer of period products and prophylactics, shows just how profitable investing in women’s healthcare brands and products can be.A person with knowledge of the investment put the price tag at roughly $100 million — a healthy outcome for investors and company founder Talia Frankel.But just as important as the financial outcome is the deal’s implications for other mission-driven companies.This is L launched from Y Combinator in August 2015 with a service distributing condoms in New York and San Francisco and steadily expanded into feminine hygiene products.Frenkel, a former photojournalist who worked for the United Nations and Red Cross, started the company in 2013 — roughly three years after an assignment in Africa revealed the toll that HIV/AIDs was taking on women and girls on the continent.“I didn’t realize the No.
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I remember being swept up the last time Kondo Fever hit a few years ago, and thanks to her, my dresser drawers are neat, and I swear by folding my clothes into tidy thirds.Surely, I had absorbed everything there was to the KonMari method – my Brooklyn apartment is pretty organised, and unlike most of the people on her show, I know where everything is.Except when I shut off the TV and picked up my phone to tweet that more people needed her than Jesus, I realised that while I had cleaned out my physical spaces a long time ago, my digital clutter was out of control.I had over 150 apps downloaded onto my iPhone 7, all sorted into confusing folders across seven screens.There were seven text messaging apps – LINE for friends in Japan, WhatsApp for the other international friends, KakaoTalk for family in Korea, Signal for my journalist buddies, the default Messages app, Facebook Messenger, and Hangouts for Google.There were a whopping 21 apps for controlling various aspects of the smart home, including eight for robot vacuums I no longer had in my possession.
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Q Acoustics is following up its high-end Concept 500 floorstanders with a model that's even more striking: the Concept 300 stand mount speaker, announced Friday.The most attention-grabbing part of the 300's design is the new Tensegrity tripod stand, which is a combination of high-tensile wire and aluminum rods.The company says this stand is less subject to vibration than other types of speaker stands, and it is completely isolated from the cabinet by a spring-mounted plate.We know you're going to ask for it, but Q Acoustics says it's not selling the speaker without the stand.But the eye-catching stand is only a small part of the overall design, which builds on the techniques used in the Concept 500.The internally braced cabinet is constructed from three layers of MDF, each separated by a film of isolating Gelcore, which converts vibration to heat.
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That's a problem because some publishers say neither option fully suits their needs.The situation could get worse as ad-supported, video-on-demand options proliferate in 2019.Digital TV advertising may have its own duopoly problem.As OTT and connected television explodes, there are only two options for serving ad campaigns at scale: Google and Comcast's Freewheel."Nobody likes Google or Freewheel in the TV ad serving space, but there isn't a better alternative," Doug Campbell, chief strategy officer at Telaria, told Business Insider.Telaria is a video management platform with OTT clients like Hulu, Pluto TV, and Fubo TV.
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Joe Murray live in Saskatchewan, Canada.in 2005, he began to dig out his basement with basic hand tools.But one day, he came on that he had a lot of radio controlled excavators, dumpers, trucks and other things that could do the job.Not unexpectedly, has the excavation because of this taken a little longer than Joe had first thought, and now he is inside in the 14th year.the Machines are on but it does not go directly svinsnabbt.But if you are not in a hurry so make it of course no.
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Apple's iPhone 11 will have a triple-lens rear camera, but it's the iPhone 12 that will include space-sensing laser-powered 3D camera, according to a new report today.Everything about the 2019 iPhone, what we're calling the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max today, focuses on the rear cameras, as detailed in a scoop by Bloomberg.The triple-lens camera is said to add the ability to take wide-angle photos and videos, something that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and LG V40 can do, but not an iPhone.The iPhone 11 Max seems destined to get the triple-lens rear camera first, while the standard iPhone and iPhone XR may get the three-camera hardware "eventually."Its increased pixel count may lead to software that can repair a video or photo if the intended subject gets cut out of the frame.Other iPhone 11 upgrades planned
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Ett hinder för män att ta ut föräldraledighet är att företagen saknar planer för hur de ska ersätta den som är ledig.Männen stannar då på jobbet för att inte orsaka problem för sina arbetskamrater som behöver täcka upp.Det visar studier från Göteborgs universitet.Dags att söka nytt jobb?Sverige är det land med mest generösa regler och även det land där pappor tar ut mest ledighet.Men fortfarande tar svenska pappor ut mindre än en tredjedel av de dagar som mammor tar ut.
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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling video game console of 2018, besting Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.Nintendo expects to ship 38 million Switch consoles by March 2019.In the U.S. alone, 8.7 million Switch units have been sold from March 2017 to November 2018.Nintendo had an impressive 2018 — the analysts at the NPD Group report that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the year, and that for the the first time since 2009, the Japanese company earned more revenue from its games than any other publisher.Nintendo's latest console is also the newest of the major video game platforms; Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One were both released in 2013.Nintendo reports that 8.7 million Switch units have been sold in the U.S. from its launch in March 2017 through November 2018.
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The podcaster and pundit Matt Christman tweeted something prophetic on January 20th, 2017, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated as the president of the United States of America: “This is the stupidest day in American history, a record that will be broken by every subsequent day in American history.” Two years later, I can exclusively confirm that he was correct.Each day brings new horrors, a fresh level of hell to navigate.It has made me wonder who’s running the show.As stupid as that is, I’ve come across something even dumber: this video from the finance application Expensify, which stars Adam Scott as a “record label executive” and 2 Chainz (né Tity Boi) as an even more iced-out version of himself, in order to get you to save your receipts, or something.There are the standard rap video tropes — the vixens, the bling, the homies — but good god is it weird.There’s a dude with a poorly CGI’d third eye just, like, standing there for some reason.
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The Honor View 20 will go on sale in Europe tomorrow starting at £499 / €569 for the 128GB model, making one of the world’s first phones with a hole-punch display available to a wider audience.The View 20 is already on sale in China, but no availability has been announced for the US.Hole-punch display smartphones are just starting to arrive, and they could be the antidote to notches.The View 20 has a 6.4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2310 x 1080.Its selfie camera appears in a cutout at the very top, existing comfortably between the general viewing area and Android’s notification bar.When my colleague Vlad Savov saw the phone in person earlier this month, he called the tiny cutout “a revelation and a delight.”
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There's an easy trick for locating them, so long as they aren't dead or out of range — all you need is access to Apple's Find My iPhone service.At $159, it's not exactly cheap to buy a new pair.Even an individual AirPod — or case — can run you $69 to replace.But before pulling out your credit card, it's worth trying to track them down first.Even if you think they're gone forever, Apple's technology may still be able to help you.There's one important thing to know before you get started: This feature will not work if your AirPods are dead, out of range, or if they're in their case with the lid closed.
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Phishing scams are a real problem, and the number of phishing emails sent each year has been on the rise recently.To help prevent the success of phishing scammers, Google now has a quick, fun quiz anyone can take to test their skills at detecting when an email is…well…fishy.If you want to learn more (and get some tips on how to pass with flying colors), read on before clicking over!Phishing scams are when a scammer sends you a message — usually an email — that looks legitimate.However, links within the email take you to a false destination, usually a page that requests you to enter sensitive information like credit card numbers, passwords, etc.The scammers use this page to harvest your inputted data and then use that data to fraudulently pretend to be you.
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