Day: April 19, 2017

Lab tests in which elderly mice were injected with a protein found in human umbilical cord blood have thrown up an intriguing target for keeping the brain healthy into older age, scientists said Wednesday.The protein of interest, TIMP2, has previously …

The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that “incontrovertible” test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.Samples from 10 victims of the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhun analyse…

Britain’s Geraint Thomas led a Sky one-two ahead of Mikel Landa on Wednesday’s stage three of the Tour of the Alps to take the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia warm-up.Overnight leader Thibaut Pinot came in fifth on the day — a 143km stage from Niede…

Memphis coach David Fizdale, whose “take that” rant on the officiating in the Grizzlies’ Monday playoff loss at San Antonio went viral, was fined $30,000 by the NBA on Wednesday.Fizdale excoriated officials after the Grizzlies’ 96-82 loss to the Spurs,…

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said Wednesday that it will reduce flights to the United States after tightened visa and security measures under President Donald Trump hit demand.The Dubai-based airline said that it would cut services to f…

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Wednesday of Iranian efforts to create a Yemeni militia “in the image” of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, after talks with officials in Saudi Arabia.The kingdom leads an Arab coalition which for two years has been fighting i…

Italy’s health minister has taken the unusual step of criticising national broadcaster Rai’s coverage of a vaccine against a cancer-causing virus, sparking a row about media freedom and misinformation.The minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, accused the team b…

On-form Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde notched up a record fifth win in the Fleche Wallonne on Wednesday, with Ireland’s Dan Martin taking second at the summit finish on the Mur de Huy.The Movistar rider, who turns 37 next week, has made the Ardenn…

Lyon and Besiktas were handed suspended European bans and fined 100,000 euros each on Wednesday after crowd violence scarred their Europa League quarter-final match in France, UEFA said.The French and Turkish teams were excluded from taking part in the…