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...]

4 Things to Know About Type 2 Diabetes

(DGIwire) – What new treatments for Type 2 diabetes lie on the horizon? Today’s researchers are utilizing a vast array of cutting-edge technologies to learn more about this condition and explore potential new therapies. For those keeping track of this exciting area of medicine, it’s important to learn the basics first. Here are a few quick facts to … [Continue reading...]

Is a Fungus Among Us the Key to Tomorrow’s Biologic Drugs?

(DGIwire) – If the word “fungus” stirs up nothing but unpleasant thoughts, it might be time to reconsider. Recall that a fungal organism was instrumental to the serendipitous discovery of the first true antibiotic, penicillin. In 1928, as Healio.com notes, Sir Alexander Fleming returned from a two-week vacation to find that a mold had developed on … [Continue reading...]

What’s Best for Breast Cancer: The Possibilities of Enhancing Immunotherapy

(DGIwire) – Could the advent of immunotherapy mean a brighter future for breast cancer treatment? As recently noted in an article in TIME magazine, many researchers think it might. They have set their sights on finding ways to retrain the body to recognize and destroy tumor cancer cells—a strategy that is making immune-based treatments the newest … [Continue reading...]

5 Tips to Avoid the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Hiring

(DGIwire) -- With the holidays here again, ’tis the season for retail shopping! Holiday teams are vital for merchandising success and now is the time for hiring. This season, online sales are expected to hit $124 billion, a 15 percent increase year-over-year according to U.S. 2018 predictions. Despite recent trends of amplified e-shopping, … [Continue reading...]

A Nobel-Worthy Advance: Battling Cancer by Retooling the Body’s Immune Response

(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy—the method of harnessing the body’s own immune system to attack and kill cancer cells—is not just one of the most exciting frontiers in medicine today; it is now officially Nobel Prize-winning work. As recently reported by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and many other media outlets, two pioneers in the field—Drs. … [Continue reading...]

3D Printed Metal Parts: Higher Tech Means Higher Quality

(DGIwire) – Quality control (QC) is a must in all manufacturing—and the 3D printing of metal parts is no exception. Since the metal components used in everything from airplanes to medical prosthetics must adhere to the customer’s required dimensions down to extremely small scales, techniques must be utilized ensuring that every part delivered meets … [Continue reading...]

Diabetes: 3 Exciting Recent Discoveries

(DGIwire) – According to the World Health Organization, diabetes affects more than 420 million people worldwide. For those who are concerned about this condition, it is natural to wonder what kinds of discoveries are being made today that could potentially lead to better care. Here are three exciting advances from the frontiers of diabetes research … [Continue reading...]

Coming Soon to Gas Stations: Chargers for Electric Cars

(DGIwire) – How quickly could the average American identify the location of the nearest electric vehicle (EV) charging station to his or her home? Chances are, relatively few people would be able to say where it is located at all. This is a challenge for the EV market as it looks to expand its footprint in the U.S. and around the world. As Fast … [Continue reading...]

Building Better Biologics: A Challenge for the Biopharma Industry

(DGIwire) – Biologic drugs are playing an increasingly greater role in the toolkit of healthcare providers in the 21st century. But as a recent article on PharmTech.com noted, a variety of pressures are pushing the pharmaceutical industry toward more streamlined ways of manufacturing their products as demand for them grows. For example, biologic … [Continue reading...]

Making Sense of Military Experiences and the Aftermath

(DGIwire) – On 9/11 Timothy Redmond was a freshly-minted prosecutor with the Brooklyn, New York District Attorney’s Office. He thought he’d left his eight-year career as a Green Beret behind as his train pulled into the World Trade Center station on that fateful morning. Three months later he was in Afghanistan, in uniform, with his old A-Team, … [Continue reading...]

Autonomous Electric Vehicles: Recharging ‘on the Go’ Makes ‘Cents’

(DGIwire) – Many people envision a viable future for driverless or autonomous vehicles—with seven out of 10 Americans expecting them to be common within the next 15 years, according to a recent survey reported by The Washington Post. Yet as exciting as this technology may be, there is still a challenge to be overcome. If autonomous vehicles are to … [Continue reading...]

ZapGo Names LiFun ‘Business Partner of the Year 2018’

OXFORD, UK and Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province, China – October 29, 2018 -- ZapGo Ltd has named LiFun Technology Co Ltd (LiFun) its ‘Business Partner of the Year 2018’ at its Strategic Planning session held recently in Oxford. Three senior members of the LiFun team—Dr. Kent Tu, CEO and founder; Michael Tau, Vice President; and Cendy Liu, key account … [Continue reading...]

In North Carolina, a Battery Revolution May Be Brewing

(DGIwire) – In 1903, North Carolina hosted the Wright Brothers’ first-ever airplane flight. More than a century later, the state is still the home of technical innovation. One manifestation is the “Joules Accelerator,” a Charlotte, North Carolina-based program initiated in 2013 and dedicated to advancing the city’s reputation as a hub for … [Continue reading...]

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