MRI’s may be initial window into CTE diagnosis in living; approach may shave years off diagnosis

While chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) cannot yet be diagnosed during life, a new study provides the best evidence to date that a commonly used brain imaging technique, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may expedite the ability to diagnose CTE with confidence in the living. Researchers have found that participants diagnosed with CTE post-mortem had shrinkage in […]

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Swiss watchdog seeks more tools to go after bad bankers

The chairperson of Switzerland’s financial watchdog has called for more power to punish wayward bankers after a string of scandals tarnished the sector’s international reputation. Marlene Amstad, head of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority’s (FINMA) board of directors, told the SonntagsZeitung paper the agency would welcome new tools to hold bankers accountable for the […]

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Is home management by remote self-monitoring an alternative for women with intermediate- and high-risk pregnancies?

In a study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica that included 400 women with intermediate- and high-risk pregnancies, self-monitoring—in which the women themselves collected blood pressure, temperature, cardiotocography and other parameters (including blood samples in selected cases) and transferred the information to healthcare professionals using a mobile device platform—was a viable substitute for in-person […]

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Amid Evergrande crisis, more Chinese developers to issue ABS

Some of China’s major property developers are planning to issue asset-backed securities in the near term, a further sign that regulators are marginally broadening financial channels for developers amid Evergrande’s debt crisis. China Evergrande (3333.HK), wrestling with debts of more than $300 billion, said on Friday that there was “no guarantee” it would have enough […]

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Ubisoft’s next Splinter Cell game will be a “stealthier version” of Assassin’s Creed with open-world elements

The award-winning Splinter Cell impacted many gamers, offering a unique stealth experience many have tried to emulate. Even so, Ubisoft hasn’t launched a new entry in the franchise since Blacklist in 2013. That could be changing soon as rumors suggest a new open-world Splinter Cell game is in development. The first Splinter Cell title dropped […]

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