(MENAFN - AFP) A prototype drug that has been urgently given to a handful of patients with Ebola has cleared an important test hurdle, showing that it cured lab monkeys with the disease, scientists said Friday.
Normally, experimental drugs are tested first on animals and then on progressively larger groups of humans to ensure they are safe and effective.
(MENAFN - AFP) The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.
The global crisis lender said Kiev had "generally" implemented economic reforms required under the support program launched in April, though it had ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The board of the International Monetary Fund reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde Friday, after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.
"As we have said before, it would not be appropriate to comment on a case that has been and is currently before the French judiciary," it said in a statement.
(MENAFN - AFP) Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what was originally predicted.
(MENAFN - AFP) Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald's on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections, the US fast food chain said Friday.
Russia has cracked down on McDonald's this month, closing three other branches of the hugely popular burger chain over alleged hygiene violations in a move widely seen as a retaliation against Western sanctions ...