Posted by Expat Odyssey April 6, 2012
The scientists cannot tell if the resistance has moved because mosquitoes carrying the resistant parasites have moved to the Burmese border or if it has arisen spontaneously among the population there. Either way the researchers involved say it raises the spectre of untreatable malaria. "Either the resistance has moved and it will continue to move and will eventually reach Africa. Or if it has emerged, now that artemisinin is the standard therapy worldwide then it means it could emerge anywhere," Prof Nosten told the BBC.
Posted by Columbus Grimes 1 hour ago
By Maiya Keidan and Atul PrakashLONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Activist investors who take stakes in companies to push for major change are looking to capitalise on a slide in sterling following the Brexit vote to buy into British targets cheaply.The amount of money invested by activist investors in British companies hit a nine-month high of 3.4 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) in September, according to data from London-based industry monitor Activist Insight.That represents a 27 percent rise from June, when Britons voted to leave the European Union, with most of the investment - about 2 billion pounds - coming from abroad. Companies that activists have bought into, and driven boardroom change, include distribution and aviation group John Menzies and tool rental firm Speedy Hire.Sterling has fallen nearly 18 percent against the dollar and about 15 percent versus the euro since the June 23 referendum, helping inve...