The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 18th, 2018 evening edition

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Dementia symptoms reversed in mice, human trials next after federal funding announced.

A promising study that reversed dementia symptoms in mice is to begin human trials in Queensland, thanks to $10 million in federal funding.

$10 million in federal funding will allow the method to be tested on patients.

Researchers have found they can blast away the "toxic plaque" from the brain using non-invasive, non-toxic treatments and an ultrasound.

So the mice were perfectly fine afterwards, which was a surprise to us, but obviously was extremely encouraging," he said.

Professor Gotz said he believed the method would be most effective if the treatment started as early as possible.

"Ideally we would treat a patient at the pre-symptomatic stage and that's obviously where more funding is required to be able to achieve that," Professor Gotz said. »

2018 was worst year for violence and abuse against journalists, report says

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This year's figures from RSF suggest that more than half of the journalists killed in 2018 were deliberately targeted and that there has been a 15 per cent increase in such killings since 2017.

“Journalists have never before been subjected to as much violence and abusive treatment as in 2018”, the report says.

Afghanistan was named the deadliest country for journalists this year with 15 killed, closely followed by Syria with 11 deaths. »

Mother stabs rapist to death after catching him attacking her daughter

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The 57-year-old mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, found Xolisa Siyeka, Mncedisi Vuba and Zamile Siyeka attacking her 27-year-old daughter in an empty house, according to South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority.

EPA 3/50 15 December 2018 A supporter wears a cast on her broken wrist with 'I (heart) Obamacare' written on it .

All I want is for people to be punished for doing wrong," the mother told News24 shortly after the sentencing. »

CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad

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The law even says that ISPs may make the notification "with a consumer's bill," which shouldn't disable anyone's Internet access.

Coincidentally, CenturyLink's blocking of customer Internet access occurred days before the one-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission repeal of net neutrality rules, which prohibited blocking and throttling of Internet access.

Just had @CenturyLink block my internet and then inject this page into my browser (dns spoofing I think) to advertise their paid filtering software to me. »