Spotlighting a Breakthrough in the Race to Treat Cancer

(DGIwire) – The human immune system has evolved over the course of 500 million years into a personalized and effective natural defense against disease. Which raises the question: Why doesn’t the immune system fight cancer? The answer is, it does, or tries to. But cancer uses tricks to hide from the immune system, shut down the body’s defenses and … [Continue reading...]

The Global Push for Electric Vehicles Heats Up

(DGIwire) – In April 2018, China’s New Energy Vehicle mandate went into effect. As noted in a recent article on the World Economic Forum’s website, this was part of the country’s plan to sell 4.6 million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020 and ban cars with traditional internal combustion engines over the long term. China is not alone in aiming to … [Continue reading...]

Quality Control Takes the Spotlight for 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – In the world of 3D printing, few events can rival the annual Formnext trade fair. At the 2018 show in Frankfurt, Germany, as many as 550 companies and institutes presented their latest designs and product developments for industrial tooling, production, quality management and measurement, according to an article on Optics.org. A … [Continue reading...]

A Fresh Approach to Treating Cancer: Targeting Proteins

(DGIwire) – Many headlines from the world of cancer research are focusing on the potential of checkpoint inhibitors—a way of releasing the brakes on immune cells so they can attack cancer cells. But as recently noted on LifeScienceLeader.com, some companies are exploring drugs that could work in combination with checkpoint inhibitors in the hopes … [Continue reading...]

Eye-Opening New Technology Benefits the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) – This is a time of technological wonders—and many of the advances now being made are designed to enhance the lives of the visually impaired. As a recent article on Raconteur.net notes, tech is increasingly helping those with no or low vision to live as sighted people do. For example, smart glasses are utilizing AI and augmented reality … [Continue reading...]

Electroporation: A Vital Advance to Further Life Science Research

(DGIwire) – “Electroporation” is a big word that describes a process taking place on a small scale in the laboratory. As noted on BiotechArticles.com, electroporation involves passing an electric current through the surface of a living cell. By doing so, pores appear on the surface through which material can easily pass. Widely used in the field of … [Continue reading...]

Restaurants Are Using Better Ingredients as a Recipe for Success

(DGIwire) – Consumers are demanding more transparency from their food and restaurant chains are responding by offering better ingredients and healthier options. As a recent article on RestaurantDive.com notes, many chains are also starting to modify their menus to meet a variety of needs such as those of vegans, vegetarians and dieters; removing … [Continue reading...]

Strong U.S. Hiring Means a Stronger Climate for Jobs

(DGIwire) – Despite recent lurches in the stock market, the overall jobs outlook in the United States remained strong at the end of 2018, according to The New York Times. A report released by the U.S. Labor Department showed one of the strongest months of job gains in the last decade, with employers adding 312,000 workers to payrolls in December … [Continue reading...]

How A Bold Move Leads New Yorker to ‘Find Grace’

(DGIwire) Once in a while a book comes along that compellingly decodes the cost of learning what matters in life. Alison Rand's new memoir, A Place Called Grace, is such a book. Friends and family told the author that her plan--moving to another country alone--was crazy.  She was, however, undeterred.  As she explains, "It was 1995 and I … [Continue reading...]

Taking Better Aim at Tumors

(DGIwire) – When it comes to treating cancer, chemotherapy and immunotherapy have proven to be powerful within certain limits. Take immunotherapy: Despite its great promise, it doesn’t help every patient to which it is given—and its track record of success is uneven among different cancers. So notes Douglas J. Swirsky, President and CEO of Rexahn … [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...]

Will the ‘Immunotherapy Explosion’ Continue?

(DGIwire) – The field of immunotherapy—in which a patient’s immune system is made to fight against cancer cells—is exploding. This opinion was recently expressed by Dr. James Allison, the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine, in Cancer Research Analyst, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research. For the first … [Continue reading...]

4 Retail Trends to Watch For in the Coming Year

(DGIwire) – Between amazing advancements in technology and a blockbuster end-of-year sales season, 2018 was a great ride for shoppers and retailers alike. It also set the stage for the year ahead. What will the industry be buzzing about over the next 12 months? Several trends suggest that what is on the horizon could make for an interesting period … [Continue reading...]

What’s in the Army Now? 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – The advantages of 3D printing are increasingly being enlisted by the U.S. Army, according to a recent article on 3DPrint.com. As the article notes, the technology has long been recognized by this branch of the military, which is finding benefit in its ability to improve readiness. The overarching goal is to send military units out into … [Continue reading...]

3 Important Things to Know About Stem Cells

(DGIwire) – Imagine a tiny object with the power to transform itself into a vast array of different materials utilized by the human body. It may sound like science fiction, but this is precisely what objects called stem cells are capable of doing. What exactly are stem cells and how can they assist in various therapies? Here are a few brief answers … [Continue reading...]

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