Southeast Europe targets luxury brands’ fast fashion catchup

ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Miglena Hristova’s factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles. Women work in the “MIK-BG” garment factory in Rousse, Bulgaria January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in the Balkan region have established a foothold in the luxury market and fashion houses from Paris and Milan are quietly building a bigger presence as they feed demand for a quicker turnover of styles. More…

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Fashion e-commerce firm Fynd targets southeast Asia amid expansion plans

Bengaluru: Come April, fashion e-commerce platform Fynd is going on an expansion drive. It will start servicing some international markets in Southeast Asia from April and expand beyond clothing, footwear and accessories to kidswear, décor and furnishing. Fynd is run by Shopsense Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which counts Facebook Inc executive Anand Chandrasekaran, Arvind Sports chief executive Rajiv Mehta and Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and Kae capital as investors. The company, which claims a pan-India presence, currently offers same or next day delivery in 11 cities and has…

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New leukemia treatment approach targets cancer genes

Targeting two proteins that influence the development of leukemia may render cancer genes powerless, a study by an international research team suggests. The research was a collaboration between scientists from the Mainz University Medical Center, the Cancer Center in New York, and Harvard University in Boston. Scientists involved with the study demonstrated that a targeted drug-based inactivation of two chromatin regulators can interrupt the development of leukemia in blood cells. Their findings were published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Acute myeloid leukemia is a highly aggressive form of cancer that…

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Live! ISIS planned for more operatives, targets during Paris attacks

18:19  WHO declares Sri Lanka malaria free: Sri Lanka was today declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation which called it a “remarkable public health achievement”. WHO certified the tropical island nation of having eliminated malaria — a life-threatening disease caused by mosquito bites. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable. In the mid 20th century it was among the most malaria affected countries,” WHO Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said. Sri Lanka is the second country in the WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate malaria after Maldives. The Regional Committee…

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New blood test targets depression

UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression. Medics currently have to rely on trial and error, meaning around half of the time the first type of antidepressant given fails to work. The researchers from King’s College London say checking a patient’s blood could help identify accurate treatment. Those who test positive for inflammation need more aggressive therapy from the outset, they say. So far the researchers have tried out their blood test on a small number of volunteers –…

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