For Cancer Immunotherapy Patients, a ‘One-Two Punch’ Could Hold Promise

(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy, in which the human immune system is harnessed to treat cancer, has shown great promise but relatively few patients have responded significantly. Among strategies to enhance its power, one of the most intriguing involves so-called “combination” therapies—a “one-two punch” in which immunotherapy is administered along with … [Continue reading...]

An Electric Vehicle That Charges in Five Minutes? It Could Be On the Way

(DGIwire) – Filling up at a service station is so easy with a gasoline-powered car: five minutes later, the driver is back on the road. For the electric vehicle (EV) revolution to become a reality, EVs must match this timeframe—or else drivers are unlikely to be willing to make the switch in large numbers. As a result, many companies are working on … [Continue reading...]

3D Printing Continues Its Ascent to the Skies

(DGIwire) – In October 2018, GE Aviation’s 3D printing facility in Auburn, Alabama reached a major milestone: it produced its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip. As an article on ECNmag.com recently observed, fuel nozzles may seem like unimposing objects—but their production via 3D printing has not only given rise to some of the world’s … [Continue reading...]

Why the Future of Cancer Immunotherapy Looks Bright

(DGIwire) – Cancer immunotherapy is a field of medicine that aims to identify treatments for cancer by enhancing the human body’s immune response. According to a recent review article in Frontiers of Immunology, this form of treatment has witnessed a surge in interest in recent years and is likely to transform the treatment of many human diseases … [Continue reading...]

Getting Patients to Self-Administer Medication Correctly Is a Focus of Innovation

(DGIwire) – In the world of medicine, the level and variety of innovation today is truly unprecedented. As a recent article on PharmaVOICE.com noted, this is an era not only of gene and cancer immunotherapies but also therapeutics that are “digital” and “smart.” As the magazine explains, these aim to merge various smart devices with pharmaceutical … [Continue reading...]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) -- Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined … [Continue reading...]

Breathe Easy: Innovation Comes to Respiratory Research

(DGIwire) – When it comes to treating respiratory diseases, there is an increasing focus on inhalation as a method of delivering drugs to the body. As recently noted in an article on PharmOutsourcing.com, this is because inhaling a drug might require a lower dose to be as effective as a swallowed dose, reducing the chances of unwanted side effects. … [Continue reading...]

Looking Beyond Mammals to Microbes for Tomorrow’s Drugs

(DGIwire) – In order to create the current generation of biologic drugs, manufacturers have largely depended on cell lines derived from mammals—specifically, the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell. But as Mark Emalfarb, President and CEO of Dyadic International, wrote recently on TheMedicineMaker.com, it may be time to move from mammals to microbes … [Continue reading...]

3 Things Businesses Should Know to Attract Top Talent in 2019

(DGIwire) – While it is good news that the U.S. economy is strong, this means businesses are facing a growing challenge. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, a growing number of businesses are reporting their biggest obstacle is finding qualified employees for their open positions. Here are a few pointers on how companies … [Continue reading...]

4 Ways That Startup Businesses Can Generate Real Growth

(DGIwire) – Every startup company aspires to be as big as the titans of the tech world and the internet. Yet the very first step to generating real growth for a company is to understand where it comes from in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions for small startups that want to put themselves on a path to steady growth. … [Continue reading...]

Giving Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy a Molecular Boost

(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy has shown great promise in cancer care. However, not all patients respond to it—spurring a search for ways to make it more effective. One of the most intriguing strategies involves so-called “combination treatments” in which immunotherapy and chemotherapy are given in tandem with additional agents. In recent years, … [Continue reading...]

Why Paid Projects Can Pay Off When Hiring an Employee

(DGIwire) –  Imagine interviewing for a job and being asked to put together a large project as part of the process—a project that requires considerable time and effort to complete. As a candidate, you have only two options: decline to move forward in the process, or comply. Some job seekers, particularly in creative fields, have experienced this … [Continue reading...]

3 Questions to Ask About Rheumatoid Arthritis

(DGIwire) – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. It occurs when the immune system, which normally helps protect the body from infection and disease, attacks the membrane lining the joints. For those who have been personally affected by this condition or know … [Continue reading...]

Bladder Cancer: 3 Things to Know

(DGIwire) – More than 81,000 U.S. adults were diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2017, according to the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). For those who have been diagnosed with this disease—or are curious to learn more about it—the first step is getting up to speed on the basics. While there is no substitute for speaking with a qualified … [Continue reading...]

The New Math of Electric Vehicle Charging

(DGIwire) – Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future—but they won’t truly go mainstream until they can be recharged as quickly as gasoline-powered vehicles can be filled up. That’s a challenge in places like the UK, where the government has announced a total ban on gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, according to The New York Times. Car drivers are used … [Continue reading...]

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