Health

Stem cells responsible for making blood created in lab for first time

Stem cells responsible for making blood created in lab for first time

Researchers and experts assert they are "tantalizingly close" to providing a "limitless supply" for people diagnosed with blood disorders and immune system condition and those who are in dire need of transfusions. They transplanted the genetically engineered hemogenic endothelial cells into mice. Researchers identified five candidates (RUNX1, ERG, LCOR, HOXA5, and HOXA9) that were both necessary and sufficient for creating blood stem cells.


2016 list: Most popular baby names in New Hampshire

2016 list: Most popular baby names in New Hampshire

In addition to each state's top baby names (and names for US territories), Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2016. For 2016, Kehlani and Kylo saw the biggest increases. Both jumped down a spot in the 2016 rankings. The administration attributed this hike to singer Kehlani Parrish who was nominated for a Grammy previous year.


Christian sect attacks Congo prison, frees leader, 50 others

Christian sect attacks Congo prison, frees leader, 50 others

The authorities say only around 50 prisoners got away when armed men attacked the prison on Wednesday. Government officials say a police officer and at least five attackers were killed, while several sources say that up to 100 died. It is estimated that around 4,000 or half of the facility's population escaped, said a prisoner who witnessed the incident. The Belgian colonial-era Makala prison has capacity for 3,000 detainees.



NHS Addresses Cyber-Attack Concerns

The WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack hobbled Chinese traffic police and schools on Monday as it rolled into Asia for the new work week, while authorities in Europe said they were trying to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.


Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave two dead

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave two dead

Zimmerman says one person suffered minor injuries and that the tiny community of Pawnee Rock is "very fortunate" that the twister struck a largely rural area. The BGCO DR's Mobile Command Center will be stationed at First Baptist Church in Elk City, where all Baptist volunteer efforts will be coordinated.


Pemberton Music Festival suddenly cancelled

Pemberton Music Festival suddenly cancelled

A statement posted on the festival website says because the partnership that organizes the festival is in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds. Simkin, who also noted that the Squamish Music Festival was abruptly cancelled past year. The event is produced and promoted by Huka in collaboration with the Village of Pemberton, Sunstone Group, Lil'wat Nation and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.