REUTERS SUMMIT-Emerging markets to outperform developed countries in 2021: Mark Mobius

By Divya Chowdhury

Dec 1 (Reuters)Veteran emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius expects developing markets to outperform their developed counterparts in 2021 as lockdowns end by early next year and a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

Governments in developed countries won’t be able to continue supporting economies as they have in 2020, the founder of Mobius Capital Partners, told the Reuters Global Markets Forum from Dubai.

China is recovering well, Mobius said at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit 2020, adding he also expected India to return quickly to its previous rapid growth.

“India and China are the big ones for us now, but a lot of these other countries like South Korea and Taiwan are very significant; and then if you go to Turkey and South Africa, prospects are very good in a year or two from now.”

Although he did not expect eveyone to get vaccinated

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A machine learning model developed in Finland can help us treat cancer more effectively — ScienceDaily

When healthcare professionals treat patients suffering from advanced cancers, they usually need to use a combination of different therapies. In addition to cancer surgery, the patients are often treated with radiation therapy, medication, or both.

Medication can be combined, with different drugs acting on different cancer cells. Combinatorial drug therapies often improve the effectiveness of the treatment and can reduce the harmful side-effects if the dosage of individual drugs can be reduced. However, experimental screening of drug combinations is very slow and expensive, and therefore, often fails to discover the full benefits of combination therapy. With the help of a new machine learning method, one could identify best combinations to selectively kill cancer cells with specific genetic or functional makeup.

Researchers at Aalto University, University of Helsinki and the University of Turku in Finland developed a machine learning model that accurately predicts how combinations of different cancer drugs kill various

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Emerging markets to outperform developed countries in 2021: Mark Mobius

(Reuters) – Veteran emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius expects developing markets to outperform their developed counterparts in 2021 as lockdowns end by early next year and a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

FILE PHOTO: Mark Mobius, founding partner of Mobius Capital Partners, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Mumbai, India, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Governments in developed countries won’t be able to continue supporting economies as they have in 2020, the founder of Mobius Capital Partners, told the Reuters Global Markets Forum from Dubai.

China is recovering well, Mobius said at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit 2020, adding he also expected India to return quickly to its previous rapid growth.

“India and China are the big ones for us now, but a lot of these other countries like South Korea and Taiwan are very significant; and then if you go to Turkey and South Africa, prospects are

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China Carbon Developed Latest Carbon-Based Battery Component Product for Mass Production to Expand Alongside EV & Energy Storage Industries

SHANGHAI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / November 25, 2020 / China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (OTC PINK:CHGI). (“China Carbon” or the “Company”) today announces its subsidiary research and development team, Royal Elite New Energy Science and Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“Roycarbon”), together with its manufacturing partner have fully developed their newest carbon-based product. The component product is certified for mass production and qualified as a battery component for grid-scale energy storage systems. China Carbon’s latest product is forecasted to be incorporated in energy solution assemblies of its partners, of which including a most anticipated player in the upcoming energy storage industry that offers further applications in industrial, commercial, as well as residential markets.

The company is also expected to scale up its graphite powder production for prospective increasing demands of EV lithium-ion battery. With the addition of on-going energy storage projects, China Carbon extends its expertise on carbon and

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Scientist who developed quantum computing code wins ORNL’s top science award

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IMAGE: Paul Kent, shown above posing with Summit in April 2018, received the 2020 ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
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Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Paul Kent, a computational nanoscience researcher in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Science Directorate, received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology. The award recognizes Kent’s leadership in quantum computing development and application on high-performance computing platforms to help solve major scientific problems.

The Director’s Awards were presented during a livestreamed ceremony by ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia on Friday. The lab’s top awards concluded a two-week period in which category winners were announced daily to laboratory staff. The awards are typically presented at an Awards Night event hosted by UT-Battelle, the management and operating contractor of ORNL for the Department of Energy.

Kent received the lab’s top science and technology

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An App Developed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute May Make Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19 More Private and Secure

With an award from the National Science Foundation, researchers at WPI and Virginia Tech are developing an app with technology to protect a user’s personal information and identity.

WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) November 19, 2020

Engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech are collaborating on a smartphone app that can help conduct contact tracing needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 without risking users’ privacy or personal security. Their work is funded by a one-year, $120,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Investigating the close contacts of people who have tested positive for a virus like COVID-19 is a critical part of the strategy to mitigate the virus’s spread. Contact tracing investigations have found that most people have between two and 10 close contacts, creating a quickly spreading network of potential infections that can exacerbate and prolong a pandemic. The aim of contract tracing is to find close

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Genetic eraser: Newly developed technology precisely and rapidly degrades targeted proteins

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IMAGE: A degron-fused protein of interest is recognized for rapid degradation by a TIR1 mutant only in the presence of an auxin analog, which initiates the degradation process. The target protein…
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Credit: Masato Kanemaki

Researchers can now more accurately and precisely target specific proteins in yeast, mammalian cells and mice to study how knocking down specific protein traits can influence physical manifestation in a cell or organism.

The Japan-based team published their results on November 11th in Nature Communications.

“Conditional gene knockout and small interfering RNA (siRNA), which is used to silence proteins without knocking them out completely, has been employed in many studies,” said Masato T. Kanemaki, professor at the National Institute of Genetics in the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS). “However, these technologies are not ideal for studying highly dynamic processes, such as cell cycle, differentiation, or neural activity, because of the slow

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Vortex technology developed by NTU spin-off speeds up cooling while saving energy

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IMAGE: Founder and Executive Director of Vortec Choo Hook Foong (left) and Business Development Manager Allan Lim, standing under a Vortec fan installed at Cafe71, on the NTUsg Smart Campus.
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Credit: NTU Singapore

Vortec, a spin-off company from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has launched a new ceiling fan on Nov. 2, that uses half the energy of a conventional fan to cool a small room twice as quickly.

Based on original research by academics at NTU Singapore, the UFO-shaped fan is designed to harness the physical principle of a vortex, in which air is drawn up from below the fan and spins around a centre axis before being ejected from its top and dispersed around the edge of the room.

A typical ceiling fan consumes about 75 watts, compared to the 42 watts of the vortex fan, which due to its dual airflow generates twice as

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Research shows how lions have developed genetically and how different populations were separated — ScienceDaily

Over the course of only a century, humanity has made an observable impact on the genetic diversity of the lion population. That’s the conclusion of a recently published study by Drs. Caitlin Curry and James Derr from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

By comparing the DNA of lions today to lions from 100 years ago, they found that there is clear genetic evidence of recent population fragmentation, which is when groups of a species are isolated from each other. This fragmentation could ultimately have a long-term impact on the genetic health of the iconic species. The research was published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

“I was surprised at what we found — surprised and disappointed, because it’s not what I wanted to see,” Derr said. “I really wanted to be able to tell everyone that the management we’ve been doing for

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