Matt Charboneau and Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 12:22 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 The News' Matt Charboneau and Angelique S. Chengelis break down Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State game (noon, Fox/760, 950). When MSU has the ball MSU pass offense vs. UM pass defense While the offense, overall, has struggled, Michigan State has found some success through the air, ranking fourth in the Big Ten in passing yards per game at 271.5. It hasn’t truly taken off for two reasons — turnovers and health. Quarterback Brian Lewerke has thrown seven interceptions through six games, the same number he threw all of last season, while two of those have come in the end zone. And while the Spartans entered the season with arguably the best threesome in the conference at receiver, they’re without Cody White (hand) and might be without Darrell Stewart Jr. (ankle). On top of that, MSU’s tight ends have caught just nine passes. Michigan’s pass defense is … [Read more...] about Michigan at Michigan State: Who has the edge?
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It has been an epochal year for the British technology industry, provoking searching questions about protecting people’s privacy and safety, and regulating Silicon Valley’s behemoths. At the centre of it all was Facebook, humbled by the Cambridge Analytica scandal which took place on British soil. But at the same time there has been cutting edge technological developments, blockbuster funding rounds, and exciting new players entering the space. Every year, Business insider publishes the UK Tech 100 – a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the UK tech scene. It celebrates the vibrant array of people working to scale companies, develop exciting new research, and shed light on the latest advances (and scandals) in the industry. We define “cool” as having done influential and interesting things since we last compiled this list in October 2017 – whether that’s getting a new job, raising money, growing a giant audience on YouTube, or just being … [Read more...] about The 100 coolest people in UK tech
PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 21:56 17 September 2018 Brad Jones Harrison Farrow with his girlfriend Fifi Kent Picture: RACHEL EDGE From healthy teenager to fighting a cancer which nobody in the world has suffered for 10 years – this is the extraordinary battle faced by Ipswich teenager Harrison Farrow. Harrison Farrow with his family looking to raise awareness for Harrison's rare form of cancer and supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust Picture: RACHEL EDGEIt started with what felt like an insect bite. Teenager Harrison Farrow brushed his leg to flick away what he thought was a bug, thinking nothing else of it. A tiny lump had appeared on the 17-year-old’s leg but at the time, it seemed innocuous. However, it would be the start of an extraordinary six months for Harrison and his family, which has seen him fighting a highly rare form of cancer – believed to be the first case of its kind in the world for 10 years.Today, the … [Read more...] about Ipswich teenager Harrison fights rare cancer – the first case of its kind worldwide for 10 years
It’s a good time to be a healthcare or biotech startup. In the first half of 2018, healthcare startups raised $US15 billion in funding, the most raised in the first half of the year in the last decade, according to Forbes. By July, a new crop of unicorns – startups with valuations over $US1 billion – were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations. From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, here are the US and United Kingdom-based unicorns to keep an eye on for the rest of 2018, according to data from PitchBook. Tempus — $US1 billion Chicago-based Tempus got its start in 2015, and in the last three years has rocketed into unicorn territory. The startup, founded by Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky, aims to use data to come up with better cancer treatments, using both clinical data – information such as what medications patients have taken and how they have responded to them … [Read more...] about The billion-dollar healthcare unicorns you should be watching in 2018
At 26, Dara Leinfelder had a toddler and two babies in diapers. After she and her then-boyfriend agreed they were done having children, the Bolingbrook mother considered options for permanent birth control.At her gynecologist’s office in October 2015, Leinfelder for the first time heard about Essure, a medical device designed to permanently prevent pregnancy. A small, coil-shaped insert, which contains no hormones, could quickly be placed into each of her fallopian tubes, and she could be back on her feet the same day, Leinfelder recalled.But immediately after the Essure inserts were placed, Leinfelder felt intense cramping and bloating in her abdomen. She woke up the next morning with painful blisters covering her legs, hips and feet, she said. Leinfelder, who had to have a hysterectomy at 27 to end the side effects caused by an allergic reaction to the nickel used in the inserts, eventually would become one of more than 35,000 women across the U.S. urging the Food and Drug … [Read more...] about ‘We want to make our voices heard:’ Women battle FDA over contraceptive device they say made them sick