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Microsoft Weekly: Xbox Series optimized, better productivity, and updated builds

This week brought with it new Insider builds for both Widows and Office, the availability of new Surface hardware and of course, Xbox Series optimized games. Be…

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The second full week of the month brought with it Patch Tuesday, a number of updates to Office and other Microsoft productivity apps across platforms, as well as Double Fine remastered classics to Game Pass. You can find info about that, as well as much more below, in your Microsoft digest for the week of October 11 – 17.
Xbox Series optimized
With the launch of the next-gen Xbox consoles less than a month away, Microsoft has started rounding off its list of games optimized for the Series X an…

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Exploring persons with disabilities preparedness, perceptions and experiences of disasters in Tuvalu

Background Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities…

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Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities of PwDs arise from social inequalities, as well as environmental barriers. As the frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the next decade, it is critical that the challenges faced by PwDs are addressed and that they are prepared.
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This study explores disaster preparedness, perceptions, and experiences…

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Mesenchymal stem cells promote metastasis through activation of an ABL-MMP9 signaling axis in lung cancer cells

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are recruited and activated by solid tumors and play a role in tumor progression and metastasis. Here we show that MSCs promote metastasis…

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are recruited and activated by solid tumors and play a role in tumor progression and metastasis. Here we show that MSCs promote metastasis in a panel of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. MSCs elicit transcriptional alterations in lung cancer cells leading to increased expression of factors implicated in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and secreted proteins including matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9). MSCs enhance secretion of enzymatically…

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Vatubua withdraws from Fiji squad to play Autmn Nations Cup

Fiji centre Jale Vatubua has withdrawn from the squad for the Autumn Nations Cup, he announced in a statement on Thursday.The 29-year-old, who currently plays for…

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Pau (France) (AFP)
Fiji centre Jale Vatubua has withdrawn from the squad for the Autumn Nations Cup, he announced in a statement on Thursday.
The 29-year-old, who currently plays for Pau in the French Top 14, was due to link up with coach Vern Cotter’s Fiji squad in Limoges on Wednesday but said instead that he was turning down the selection.
In a statement, Vatubua said he did “not wish to participate in this tour for personal reasons and after consultation with his coach”.
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