Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential … Read more

Two pig heart transplants succeed in brain-dead recipients

Two pig heart transplants succeed in brain-dead recipients

July 12 (Reuters) – Surgeons at New York University (NYU) have successfully transplanted genetically-engineered pig hearts into two brain-dead people, researchers said on Tuesday, moving a step closer to a long-term goal of using pig parts to address the shortage of human organs for transplant. The hearts functioned normally, with no signs of rejection during … Read more

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

July 5 (Reuters) – The NFT dream isn’t dead, but it’s taken a big non-fungible beating. The market shone gloriously last year as crypto-rich speculators spent billions of dollars on the risky assets, pumping up prices and profits. Now, six months into 2022, it’s looking ugly. Monthly sales volume on the largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, … Read more

US FDA advisers recommend change to COVID vaccine composition for fall

US FDA advisers recommend change to COVID vaccine composition for fall

June 28 (Reuters) – Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended a change in the design of COVID-19 booster shots this fall in order to combat more recently circulating variants of the coronavirus. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-2 that the next wave of COVID booster … Read more

Cryptoverse: Ether holds its breath for the lean, mean ‘merge’

Crypto industry fears contagion as bitcoin slips under $20,000

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 (Reuters) – Investors in ether and its troubled twin stETH are nervously anticipating a crypto milestone: The merge. … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

Elon Musk's SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrives to see off the Inspiration 4 crew, the first all-civilian crew to be sent into orbit, before they head to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

In call with Twitter staff, Elon Musk muses on space aliens, company’s future

In call with Twitter staff, Elon Musk muses on space aliens, company's future

June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk addressed Twitter (TWTR.N) employees for the first time on Thursday, expressing his view that Twitter would need to cut its headcount, but offering few other new details about his $44 billion planned takeover of the social media company. Musk appeared via video call 10 minutes late to what turned … Read more

SpaceX employees denounce CEO Musk as “distraction” – letter

SpaceX employees denounce CEO Musk as "distraction" - letter

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Orlando, Fla., June 16 (Reuters) – A group of SpaceX employees derided flamboyant billionaire Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk as a … Read more