The Daily Populous

Sunday March 1st, 2020 day edition

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So far the disease, which is thought to affect over 400 million people worldwide, is understood to be incurable.

But researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have just proved that it is possible to cure diabetes in mice in just a couple of weeks.

IFL Science’s Alfredo Carpineti reports that the researchers used human cells to keep the disease at bay for at least nine months and up to more than a year in some mice.

The mice were given severe diabetes using a substance known as streptozotocin, but human cells implanted in the animals were able to control their blood sugar levels, curing the disease.

Dr Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine and of biomedical engineering, said in a statement:.

It’s still far to early to tell whether this means a cure for diabetes is on the horizon.

But it’s certainly encouraging to see that some mammals can be cured of the disease, even momentarily. »

Firefox is showing the way back to a world that’s private by default

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First, Firefox is turning on a controversial new encryption methodology by default in the US.

It all works because cameras track your every move and determine what you’ve picked up to charge you later.

Whatever you think of its efficacy, the shift helps to change our default assumptions about privacy, Specifically, browsing should be fully private. »

Inside the bizarre life of reclusive singer Enya

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You wouldn’t go for a few pints with her,” a friend told The Sun, adding she comes off “serious and precious.”.

Cats are her closest companions, in part because men find her “dark and difficult,” she once said, according to The Sun.

And she sometimes sings them in Sindarin and Quenya — made-up languages created by “Lord of the Rings” author JRR Tolkien. »

Canadians name Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool as top appliance brands to break down in CBC poll

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Canadians were asked to name the brands they said they experienced breakdowns with, and Marketplace ranked them according to responses.

The process took nearly two months of calls to manufacturers and repair companies, he said, along with diagnostic and repair visits.

In a statement, AHAM also said its research shows customers are satisfied with the lifespan of their appliances. »

Samsung Galaxy S20 Sales Tank Compared With S10, Coronavirus Blamed

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 launched in South Korea recently, but early sales of the handset have been nowhere near what Samsung expected them to be.

The Samsung Galaxy S20, on the other hand, is priced at $999, $1,199, and $1,399.

Samsung moved 70,800 units on launch day, compared with last year’s launch day volume of 140,000 units, and 220,000 launch day sales for the Galaxy Note 10, according to The Korea Herald. »