Footballers’ unions say concussion trial has jeopardised some players’ safety

The Professional Footballers’ Association and Fifpro, the global players’ union, have called on football’s lawmakers to consider launching trials into temporary concussion substitutes to better protect players who sustain head injuries. In December the game’s rule-making body Ifab gave the go-ahead for trials of permanent concussion substitutes following which the Premier League and Women’s Super […]


Researchers identify ‘instigator’ gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, and advance disease. By combining clinical expertise, brain tissue samples, pathology expertise and artificial intelligence, the team clarified and validated the relevance of the gene to […]


Big U.S. Treasury auctions could restart rise in yields

U.S. Treasury auctions offering $271 billion of new debt and a key inflation report this week could end a recent lull in the bond market, reigniting a rise in yields that worried investors in the first quarter. Treasury yields have dipped since April 1 during a two-week pause in issuance, reversing some of the dramatic […]


You can now run Windows 10 on Arm on Apple’s M1 Macs

Parallels is releasing an update to its Desktop virtual machine software that allows M1 Mac owners to install Windows 10 on Arm. Parallels Desktop 16.5 now includes the necessary native support to run the Arm version of Windows on M1 chips, following Apple’s decision not to support Boot Camp on M1 Macs. The latest version […]


Illinois man finds 19th-century tunnel under home

An Illinois couple who moved into their home in December made a surprising discovery while repairing their sidewalk — a 19th-century tunnel underneath the house. Gary and Beth Machens said they moved into their Alton home in December and recently decided to repair a section of sidewalk that had started to slope. Gary Machens said […]