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Substance Use Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: Potential Links

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(DGIwire) – Teenagers suffering from bipolar disorder are especially at risk of developing later drug problems by the time they reach adulthood, according to research published in August 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a follow-up investigation of more than 100 … [Continue reading...]

RNA Interference: Nobel-Winning Science Coming to Fruition

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(DGIwire) – When Craig C. Mello and Andrew Z. Fire were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2006, the phenomenon for which they were honored—RNA interference (RNAi)—had already been making headlines for years since its initial discovery in 1998. RNAi is a naturally occurring process by which a particular “messenger RNA” … [Continue reading...]

Colorado Turns to Cryotherapy

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(DGIwire) – Maybe it’s the majestic Rocky Mountains, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde or the ever-popular Pike’s Peak. Whatever the inspiration, the state of Colorado has perennially beckoned skiers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all types, reports travel website Planetware.com. And all that exercise is paying off: … [Continue reading...]

A World’s Record for Aerospace 3D Printed Parts

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(DGIwire) – What is the largest solid 3D-printed part ever made? According the Guinness Book of World Records, as of August 2016, the record-holder comes from the aerospace industry. That month, Guinness awarded this accolade jointly to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and aerospace company Boeing, for a 3D-printed trim tool … [Continue reading...]

REVIEW: A Soccer Mom’s New Best Friend and the 2016 “It” Stocking Stuffer!

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(DGIwire) -- ReviewLoft was recently given a product to review that three staffers immediately saw three different uses for. “Wine!” cried the first staffer. “Sports!” cheered the second. “Listen to this neat popping sound this thing makes when you pull it apart!” said the third. No matter what the preferred use, no one could deny that they were … [Continue reading...]

Enjoy Laughs? Don’t Miss This Book!

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(DGIwire) – Is laughter truly the best medicine? While the jury is out; there is at least one undeniable comedic truth: everyone enjoys a funny joke. Whether for pure laughter’s sake or as an icebreaker, if you simply enjoy a good laugh or seek an endless supply of jokes for your personal arsenal, ReviewLoft has found the book for everyone seeking … [Continue reading...]

Celebrating Freddie Mercury

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(DGIwire) -- Freddie Mercury, co-founder of the band QUEEN, died 25 years ago today, on November 24, 1991. I will always feel sad when I wonder about what amazing music and creativity was robbed from all of us far too soon due to his untimely death at the young age of 45 from AIDS. My first exposure to QUEEN came from A Night at the Opera, the … [Continue reading...]

China’s Capital City Makes Smart Energy Choice

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(DGIwire) – China is staking a claim as a global center of clean energy. As reported in MIT Technology Review, ambitious policies in the world’s most populous nation are helping to drive both the manufacturing of solar panels and wind turbines, along with the development of large markets for renewable energy. Meanwhile, notes The Wall Street … [Continue reading...]

A Push to Boost Funding for Rare Diseases

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(DGIwire) – There are 7,000 rare diseases that impact the lives of 30 million Americans, but 95 percent of them still have no treatment, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Now—inspired by a $2 billion boost in funding given to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Congress for fiscal year 2016—NORD is among those … [Continue reading...]

As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

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(DGIwire) – Human resources departments are in a state of flux. According to The Wall Street Journal, some business executives have come to feel that the traditional HR department has assumed so many responsibilities that it can stifle an organization’s innovation and bog it down with inefficient policies and processes. Other companies are striving … [Continue reading...]

Do Your Homework If You Want Great Media Coverage

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(DGIwire) -- If you own a business and have never gotten around to hiring a professional team to help promote you, the "Do it Yourself" (DIY) concept may seem unwieldy. As we all know, the media world is vast and consists of innumerable journalists and publications, as well as social media and the blogosphere. The term “blogger” may rouse some … [Continue reading...]

Sports Chiropractors Back Cryotherapy

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(DGIwire) – To heat up their performance on the green or in the field, some pro athletes are opting to get cold—very cold. According to an October 2016 article in GOLF magazine, whole body cryotherapy—which involves standing in a cryosauna filled with nitrogen vapor at temperatures between -90°C to -120°C for up to three minutes—is gaining … [Continue reading...]

7 Signs of a Substance Use Disorder

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(DGIwire) – What is substance abuse disorder? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) uses this term to combine substance abuse and substance dependence into a single category. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance abuse disorders occur when the recurrent use of drugs and/or … [Continue reading...]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

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(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create automated … [Continue reading...]

Cold Chain Planning: A Must for Regenerative Medicine Companies

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(DGIwire) – Regenerative medicines—including cellular therapies and tissue-engineered products—can be life-changing and lifesaving for patients. But as Applied Clinical Trials reported in August 2016, these new technologies bring challenges as well. Consider, for example, “autologous” therapy, in which a patient’s own cells are extracted, modified … [Continue reading...]

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