US operator Verizon will switch on 5G in 20 more cities and has opened pre-orders of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G smartphone.Verizon announced that it will switch on 5G Ultra Wideband service within this year in: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.That will take the total number of cities to offer 5G Ultra Wideband to at least 22 by the end of the year, with the networks in Chicago and Minneapolis already live since March.Verizon stands by its plan to deploy 5G network in about 30 cities across the country during the year, so a few more cities may still join the club later.Meanwhile, all Verizon users can start pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, though only those in the 22 cities and on Verizon’s Above and Beyond Unlimited plans will be able to enjoy 5G service.The S10 5G will be exclusive to Verizon for a limited period, and will arrive at Verizon stores on 16 May.
The WINTHER trial***, NCT01856296, led by investigators from Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology - VHIO (Spain), Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel) (Raanan Berger), Gustave Roussy (France) (Jean-Charles Soria), Centre Léon Bérard (France) (Pierre Saintigny), Segal Cancer Centre, McGill University (Canada) (Wilson H. Miller), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA) (Jordi Rodon and Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou) and University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center (USA) (Razelle Kurzrock), aimed to expand precision oncology to patients with advanced solid tumors that progressed after treatment with standard therapies.For the first time in the clinic, the WINTHER trial applied transcriptomics (RNA expression testing) to tailor precision medicine in oncology to a greater number of patients based on the increased expression of RNA in tumors compared to normal tissues.303 patients were enrolled in WINTHER; 107 of whom were ultimately treated according to recommendations made by a committee of cancer experts spanning five countries.These patients had been heavily pretreated, with one quarter having received five or more prior lines of therapy.Of the 107 patients treated, 69 received treatment based on DNA mutation profiling, and 38 based on RNA profiling.Previous studies have identified potential treatments for between 5% and 25 % of patients based on DNA profiling alone, our findings represent an important step toward delivering on the true promise of precision medicine in oncology," said Richard L. Schilsky, Chairman WIN Consortium and Chief Medical Officer of ASCO.
Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of a rare rhino — the first rhino ever to be conceived from induced ovulation and artificial insemination — on Tuesday, the Florida zoo said.Akuti, a 7-year-old greater one-horned Indian rhinoceros, gave birth Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. after a 15-month pregnancy, the zoo announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday, calling the event “truly historic.”It is the first birth for Akuti and only the second successful birth of the species at the zoo.The baby rhino’s father is 18-year-old Suru.SUSPECTED RHINO POACHER TRAMPLED BY ELEPHANT, EATEN BY LIONS, SOUTH AFRICA PARK OFFICIALS SAYThe gender of the baby rhino is unknown at this point, according to The Miami Herald.
Slowly but surely, carriers have started rolling out their mobile 5G networks.Though Verizon wasn’t the first to get its mobile 5G network off the ground – that distinction goes to AT – it’s looking to get the ball moving rather quickly.Verizon’s 5G network launched in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, and now Verizon has announced 20 other cities that will receive 5G service by the end of the year.Verizon doesn’t give precise release dates for the roll out of 5G Ultra Wideband – which is what Verizon calls its 5G mobility service – in these cities, only saying that all 20 will have it at some point in 2019.The cities confirmed today include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.There is one thing to keep in mind about this roll out.
Nearly 60 years ago, Londoners were agog at a prototype on display at the Second Automatic Vending Machine Exhibition.The 1960s were a time when advances in technology often exceeded practicality (jet packs were cool, but we never wound up flying around in them.)Still, the idea of using vending machines to boost incremental alcohol sales has remained a wish-list item for the spirits business, though few have taken them past concept stage.But earlier this week, venerable French winery Moët & Chandon debuted a vending machine that not only dispenses bonafide bottles of bubbly, it turns the transaction into a digitally shareable experience.The Moët Mini Vending Machine essentially doubles as a photo booth, harnessing the novelty of the moment to create Instagram-ready video content and, in the words of Moët USA vp Renaud Butel, “opens the brand up to consumption beyond just celebratory moments.”Moët’s machine isn’t technically new.
Verizon said it would deploy 5G in more than 30 cities in 2019.Today it’s naming 20 cities, in addition to Chicago and Minneapolis where the service has already been activated.It’s also opening up preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G handset with a few incentives tossed in.The cities stretch from the east coast to the west, and from the north to south, and will be receiving Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G Ultra Wideband service before the year is done.The cities include: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Washington DC.Verizon says additional 5G cities will be announced later this year.
Over the past twenty years, dental implants have been constantly improving.Dental implants consist of replacing the root of the tooth with an artificial root and this artificial root will then hold a bridge or a crownWhy Dental Implants Costs are Worth It?Reasons • Dental implants costs provide patients with a comprehensive and long-lasting replacement tooth that can last 20, 30 years and longer if cared for properly.• Dental implants enable patients to eat all the foods they love without difficulty, compromise, or discomfort.• Dental implants costs provide patients with replacement teeth that feel completely natural and comfortable.• Dental implants do not cause oral discomfort and challenges such as bad breath, taste impairment and the triggering of the gag reflex.Dental implants are considered far better than dentures for the simple fact that dentures never give you the secure feeling of having real teeth.This restoration work is surely done by a specialist who has years of experience in this type of dental work.Dental Implants and Implant Center of Mesa Dental is one of the leading affordable dental implants San Diego to choose for hassle-free dental implementation.The experts at the Implant Center of Mesa Dental have full knowledge of planning, surgery, and dental restoration.Moreover, know how to handle every or each type of patient and what may be the simplest treatment for them in which situation.For each treatment, the center is fully prepared, and the supporting staff is also well-trained that can be much helpful just in case of an emergency.Why Choose Dental Implant Center Of Mesa Dental?The reason behind choosing implant dentist San Diego includes:• Years of experience• A highly trained and qualified dental team• Guaranteed results and brighter smiles• Assures best dental services• Advanced dental treatment facilities and equipmentWhen it comes to dental implants quality is an important aspect to take note of.Make sure that before you go for an implant choose the best surgeon who checks your health condition before performing the operation.
Verizon today officially set the first U.S. release date for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone — May 16, 2019 — and named 20 additional 5G cities, while also announcing changes to its 5G data plans.Even compared with prior expectations, the Galaxy S10 5G is going to be pricey: a full $1,300 for the 256GB model or $1,400 for the 512GB version.The phone is expected to launch first on Verizon in the United States before becoming available from other carriers.Preorders begin today, with Verizon claiming Majestic Black as an exclusive color and Crown Silver as an alternate option.Verizon also named 20 of the next cities where it will launch 5G “Ultra Wideband” service in 2019.The list includes quite a few major metropolitan areas — Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Washington D.C. — in addition to the previously announced Chicago and Minneapolis.
A team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National University Health System (NUHS) has developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could be used to treat obese patients.Its magnetically-activated inflation mechanism causes a reaction between a harmless acid and a salt stored in the capsule, which produces carbon dioxide to fill up the balloon.The concept behind the capsule is for it to be ingested orally, though trials using this route for administration have not yet begun.Designed by a team led by Professor Louis Phee, NTU Dean of Engineering, and Professor Lawrence Ho, a clinician-innovator at NUHS, such an orally-administered self-inflating weight loss capsule could represent a non-invasive alternative to tackle the growing global obesity epidemic.Today, moderately obese patients and those who are too ill to undergo surgery can opt for the intragastric balloon, an established weight loss intervention that has to be inserted into the stomach via endoscopy under sedation.It is removed six months later via the same procedure.
At the beginning of each year, two "best papers" are selected from articles published in Protein Science during the preceding 12 months.A junior author (typically the first author) is designated as the award winner and invited to give a talk at the following Annual Protein Society Symposium.She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Andrew McCammon at UC-San Diego where her work focuses on the development and application of advanced simulation tools to better understand biomolecular diffusion.As noted by Dr. McCammon, "Mindy is a remarkably versatile young theoretician of protein science.She has successfully developed new computer simulation methods and applied these in studies of protein dynamics and of biomolecular diffusion.As she notes "Molecular diffusion, a main mechanism of transport of materials within cells, plays a fundamental role in a vast array of biological processes.
In an effort to reduce its reliance on the volatile memory chip market, Samsung has announced its plans to invest $116bn in non-memory chips through 2030 as the Korean hardware giant aims to develop chips for self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices.The plan is part of the company's ambition to challenge its larger rivals, Taiwan's TSMC and San Diego-based Qualcomm, in the mobile processor chip business as the memory chip business has finally subsided after years of an unprecedented boom.Semiconductor makers around the world are currently racing to create powerful ships to support a wide range of new technologies including 5G, connected cars and artificial intelligence (AI).Up until now, Samsung has expanded its chip business mostly through organic investment but the company said that its $116bn in spending will be split in half with $64bn for domestic R and $52bn for production infrastructure.Samsung revealed its ambitions for the future in a statement, saying:“The investment plan is expected to help the company to reach its goal of becoming the world leader in not only memory semiconductors but also logic chips by 2030.”
Apple filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against Qualcomm in early 2017, but recently released documents suggest it spent years quietly undermining its partner and “creating evidence” to hurt it in court, Qualcomm lawyers told a court in San Diego.“They were plotting it for two years,” Qualcomm attorney Evan Chesler said of Apple’s strategy to undermine Qualcomm’s patent licensing program.“It was all planned in advance.Reporters have been waiting to examine the internal Apple documents since the trial abruptly concluded on April 16, and highlights now available in Chesler’s slides (via Cnet) don’t paint a pretty picture.In September 2014, Apple internally discussed “future scenarios” for dealing with Qualcomm, including plans to “provoke a patent fight” with its partner “after the end of 2016,” and work with Intel in the meanwhile to “apply commercial pressure to Qualcomm.” The goal in so many words was to “hurt Qualcomm financially,” despite the fact that Apple relied heavily on the company’s technologies for its iPhones and cellular iPads.In a more serious allegation, Chesler’s slides suggest that Apple commenced a plan to devalue Qualcomm’s patents while “creating evidence” to be used in the eventual lawsuit.
Now researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have designed a minimally invasive platform to deliver a nanomaterial that turns the body's inflammatory response into a signal to heal rather than a means of scarring following a heart attack.Tissue engineering strategies to replace or supplement the extracellular matrix that degrades following a heart attack are not new, but most promising hydrogels cannot be delivered to the heart using minimally invasive catheter delivery because they clog the tube.The Northwestern-UC San Diego team has demonstrated a novel way to deliver a bioactivated, biodegradable, regenerative substance through a noninvasive catheter without clogging."This research centered on building a dynamic platform, and the beauty is that this delivery system now can be modified to use different chemistries or therapeutics," Gianneschi said.Gianneschi is the Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Professor in the department of chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and in the departments of materials science and engineering and of biomedical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering."Most preclinical strategies have relied on direct injections into the heart, but because this is not a feasible option for humans, we sought to develop a platform that could be delivered via intracoronary or transendocardial catheter," said Carlini, who was a graduate student in Gianneschi's lab when the study was conducted.
The jury is in, and we’re pleased to announce that Verge Science has won a Webby Award and a People’s Voice Award in the Science & Education (Channels & Networks) category.We started the Verge Science series on YouTube less than a year ago, and we have been stunned to see how quickly it amassed an audience of more than 750,000 subscribers.We’re incredibly proud to see that our series has earned a seat at the table with some of the best science video journalism out there.Alongside today’s award, we thought we’d look back at some of our favorite work and consider a few things that make for a good Verge Science video.Every video we’ve put out has been informed and improved by our team: our reporters, Rachel Becker, Angela Chen, and Loren Grush, and our directors, Alex Parkin and Cory Zapatka.It makes the videos more active and adventurous; there’s no better time to report on and explain an experiment than while you’re carrying it out.
GoMeta is announcing it has raised $6 million and is launching Koji, a new web app development platform that makes it dramatically faster for developers to build and deploy web apps.Bitkraft led the round, and it believes GoMeta is at the forefront of a new software paradigm that allows games and software to be shared outside the confines of the app stores, which will have a big impact on the mobile games ecosystem in the years to come.San Diego, California-based GoMeta has 11 employees.With Koji, GoMeta wants to make creating and deploying web applications dramatically faster, easier, and accessible to millions more people.“We’re shrinking app development times to hours or days instead of months, and enabling novice developers to build and effortlessly deploy apps with Koji,” said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of GoMeta, in a statement.Koji invites millions of new people to become app creators.”
After two years, Apple’s legal spats with Qualcomm have come to an anticlimactic end.There’s a lot to parse from the settlement itself, but one main takeaway is that Apple now has a faster path toward building a 5G-compatible iPhone.Neither company officially specified exactly why two years of sniping came to an end, but there are good reasons to believe that access to Qualcomm’s 5G modems was at the heart of it.Previously, the bad blood between the two companies meant Apple would have to rely on Intel to deliver 5G modems and recent reports hinted that it looked increasingly likely the Cupertino-based tech giant would have to wait until 2021 for Intel’s chip to be ready.And almost as soon as that news arrived, Intel announced that it’s dropping out of the 5G modem game.This, combined with news that a six-year licensing deal is part of the Apple-Qualcomm settlement, it seems safe to assume Apple will be using the San Diego chipmaker’s 5G modem.
Adherence to Narrowband Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy treatment protocols is essential to generate positive outcomes for patients managing chronic skin diseasesThe Clarify Home Light Therapy System, connected to the patient’s own smartphone, has several features which help to improve treatment adherence over prior optionsThis study demonstrated an absolute >20% adherence improvement over legacy phototherapy technologySAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 23, 2019–Clarify Medical today announced the publication of study results using the Clarify Home Light Therapy System to treat patients with plaque psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema.The retrospective study demonstrated improved treatment adherence rates using the Clarify System when compared to documented adherence to clinic-based phototherapy.
Perspectium, a San Diego, California-based startup founded six years ago with the goal of simplifying enterprise data and process integration, today announced that it has secured $8 million in a series B funding round led by TVC Capital.This brings the startup’s total raised to $16 million, following an $8 million series A round in May 2017.Founding ServiceNow developer and Perspectium CEO David Loo said the funds will fuel the company’s product development as it reaches beyond U.S. shores.“Enterprises and organizations around the world grapple with the problem of making service management and the flow of data work across boundaries caused by individual cloud-based applications and repositories of data,” said Loo.“Perspectium has a unique opportunity to solve the problem of data and process silos on a global basis with an approach that is both powerful and unique.We are pleased to have TVC Capital continue to invest in Perspectium and share our vision for changing the data integration and Integration platform-as-a-service markets.”
Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners' heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend routes.This allowed computer scientists to build a model that analyzed past performance to predict speed and heart rate given specific future workout times and routes.FitRec also is capable of identifying important features that affect workout performance, such as whether a route has hills and the user's level of fitness.The tool can recommend alternate routes for runners who want to achieve a specific target heart rate.It also is capable of making short-term predictions, such as telling runners when to slow down to avoid exceeding their desired maximum heart rate.But developing FitRec was no easy feat as the fitness dataset has a huge number of workout records, but only a small number of data points per individual.
A hiker in Southern California thought he had found an abandoned puppy in a canyon recently.The cute animal, however, was not all that it seemed.The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the man was walking his dog when he spotted what he thought was an abandoned puppy.The hiker picked the animal up and took it home, where he called the San Diego Humane Society.Wildlife officers then went to the man’s home, where they examined the animal.‘WOLF INSIDE’ PET DOGS HELPS THEM COOPERATE WITH HUMANS, STUDY FINDS