ECB Exchange Rates (August 21, 2014)
|1 EUR||=||1.3262||USD||-0.00220||graph »|
|1 EUR||=||0.79925||GBP||+0.00115||graph »|
|1 EUR||=||1.2109||CHF||+0.00030||graph »|
|1 EUR||=||8.1613||CNY||+0.00510||graph »|
|1 EUR||=||80.4619||INR||-0.18310||graph »|
|1 EUR||=||137.71||JPY||+0.48000||graph »|
Key ECB Interest Rates, effective from June 11, 2014
|Deposit facility||-0.1000 % p.a.||-0.1000|
|Marginal lending facility||0.4000 % p.a.||-0.3500|
|Main refinancing operations (fixed)||0.1500 % p.a.||-0.1000|
NY Foreign Exchange Noon Rates of August 15, 2014
|1 EUR||=||1.3392||USD||+0.00160||graph »|
|1 GBP||=||1.6686||USD||-0.00080||graph »|
|1 USD||=||0.9026||CHF||-0.00300||graph »|
|1 USD||=||6.1470||CNY||-0.01050||graph »|
|1 USD||=||60.7700||INR||+0.0000||graph »|
|1 USD||=||102.1900||JPY||-0.25000||graph »|
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Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. The study, published in Nature Genetics, was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by scientists working in NIH laboratories.
Early transplantation of blood-forming stem cells is a highly effective treatment for infants with severe combined immunodeficiency, a group of rare, life-threatening inherited immune system disorders.
Scientists used a novel microchip-based method to isolate and grow tumor cells circulating in blood. The technique provides an opportunity to test treatments on tumor cells, an important step toward personalizing cancer therapy.
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Some single-celled creatures have structures called motile cilia that beat rhythmically to allow the cells to move. Motile cilia are also found in larger organisms, including people. For example, motile cilia are on cells that line the trachea, where their coordinated wave-like motions carry mucus—along with the inhaled dust, bacteria, and other small particles it contains—toward the mouth to be coughed or sneezed out of the body.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder. The condition arises from a genetic defect that alters the structure of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein found in red blood cells. The modified hemoglobin causes normally round red blood cells to become stiff, sticky, and sickle-shaped. The deformed cells can block blood flow, causing severe pain, organ damage, and stroke.
Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, could finally signal the onset of summer storms that atmospheric models have long predicted.
In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions.
Researchers at Ohio University have found the oldest definitive fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa. The newly discovered fossil was unearthed in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania.
For the last 2.5 million years, Earth has experienced millennia-long cold and warm cycles. During cold periods, continental-scale ice sheets have blanketed large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Researchers developed a lightweight microscope that attaches to a cell phone. The compact fluorescent imaging device can detect single nanoparticles and viruses. It might one day be used to conduct biomedical tests in remote and resource-limited areas.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days.
Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year. This led astronomers to speculate that such "outbursts," which can send material hundreds of miles above the surface, might be much more common than they thought.
British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video
LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria.
Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza
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Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State
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Cadillac considers moving some functions to Manhattan
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's premium Cadillac group is considering expanding its offices from Detroit to Manhattan, GM said Thursday, as part of an effort to remake the brand's image and broaden its appeal outside North America under new boss Johan de Nysschen.
EBay considering PayPal spinoff: report
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Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion
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