(MENAFN - AFP) Spanish winemakers said Wednesday they are pushing to make gains in the potentially vast Chinese wine market as they showcase their wares at one of Asia's largest wine fairs in Hong Kong.
The International Wine and Spirits Fair, which partnered with Spain this year, has attracted more than 1,000 producers from around the world, as the southern Chinese city ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings.
Carrion-Norton, 66, a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee and a former undersecretary for medical tourism, credits her vitality to adult stem cell therapy.
(MENAFN - AFP) Scientists said Wednesday they had found an "invisibility cloak" that allows the AIDS virus to lurk unnoticed in human cells after infection and replicate without triggering the immune system.
And they managed to "uncloak" the virus with an experimental drug in lab-grown cells -- a feat that may lead to new and better HIV treatments, the team wrote in the ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said Wednesday it aimed to slash more than 440 jobs in Britain, blaming industry-wide difficulties.
Novartis is considering closing its manufacturing site in Horsham, West Sussex, which would lead to the evaporation of 371 jobs, the company told AFP in an email, confirming a report by the FierceBiotech website.
(MENAFN - AFP) Embattled Brazilian magnate Eike Batista's OSX oil services and shipbuilding unit said Wednesday it reached agreement with state-run Caixa Economic Federal to refinance a $210 million loan for another year.
The loan, which was extended from October 19, was to finance construction of Batista's Acu Superport, located in Sao Joao da Barra, in the north of Rio ...