Holmes and Theranos’ former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani were charged in June 2018 with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal prosecutors allege the pair—who were romantically involved during the alleged crimes—engaged in conspiracy to defraud Theranos investors out of more than $100 million and defraud doctors and patients into falsely believing the company’s faulty blood-testing technology could reliably perform accurate health tests with just drops of blood from a finger-prick. According to the court document filed this week, Holmes—who is now being tried separately from Balwani—notified the court last December that she plans to submit “expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect or any other mental condition” that has bearing on the issue of guilt. The expert providing such evidence was named in the document as psychologist Mindy Mechanic, of California State … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
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Aftereffects The effects of a high from cannabis that's smoked or inhaled typically last for a few hours, though it can take edibles almost that long to start affecting users. And while cannabis isn't the dangerous substance it was made out to be in the 20th century, using it comes with some risk. For one, while cannabis is legal for recreational and medical use in some states, it's still illegal in many parts of the country. … [Read more...] about How does cannabis get you high?
Before patients received their BIVV001 injections, plasma factor VIII had a half-life of 9.1 hours in people in the lower dose group and 13.2 hours in people in the higher dose group. After the BIVV001 injections, those half-lives averaged 37.6 hours and 42.5 hours, respectively, the researchers report today in The New England Journal of Medicine. No patients developed resistance to factor VIII during the study, and no hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis events were reported. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
Medicine has been touted as one of the early success stories where humans augmented by machines could literally save lives. As one example, in North Central Pennsylvania, integrated health network Geisinger has developed AI machines that can outperform its cardiologists in analysing electrocardiograms. … [Read more...] about QUT researchers develop AI to improve accuracy around eye-testing
The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Starship will launch from Earth atop a gigantic rocket known as Super Heavy, which will be powered by about 30 Raptors of its own. The Starship vehicle will be powerful enough to blast itself off the moon and Mars, whose gravitational pulls are much weaker than that of our planet, Musk has said. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship