A young scientist at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has received a prestigious grant to determine how best to grow gut microbes to fight disease and improve human health. That work could lead to a new industry of microbe ‘microbreweries’, he and his colleagues believe.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced in a report on Wednesday that professional forecasters downgraded Singapore's 2019 growth forecast from previously predicted 2.6 percent to 2.5 percent.
The population of Cairo is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on the country’s economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil.
Tensions have intensified between the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama and Israel after the US allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israel for illegal settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories.