A Potential Perk for Electric Vehicles Wins Top Honor

(DGIwire) – Every year, the IDTechEx Show in Germany presents some of the most exciting emerging technologies around the globe. Recently, as reported by the Associated Press, a company named ZapGo Ltd was selected as the winner of the award for “Electric Vehicles: Most Significant Innovation.” ZapGo was recognized for its grid storage solution for … [Continue reading...]

3D Metal Printing: What Metals Are Best?

(DGIwire) – Metal additive manufacturing (AM)—better known to the general public as 3D metal printing—is steadily increasing in popularity. One of the chief questions facing companies that are considering the use of this manufacturing option involves the ideal choice of metals. In a recent article in Machine Design, Sigma Labs co-founder Mark Cola … [Continue reading...]

3 Things to Know About Melanoma

(DGIwire) – Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It develops when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells triggers mutations that lead the cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). Anyone whose life has been impacted directly by this form of cancer—or who has a family member whose … [Continue reading...]

To Teach the Visually Impaired, Educators Turn to Electronic Games

(DGIwire) -- Advances in gaming apps have ushered in an exciting new era for educators within the visually impaired community. Thanks to the development of a wide range of creative games—some of which mimic classic video, sports, card and game-show entertainment—educators have new resources to impart an array of critical skills to their visually … [Continue reading...]

In Preclinical Life Science, New Solutions Provide a Platform for Discovery

(DGIwire) – Once a year, the Experimental Biology conference brings together some of the most prestigious researchers involved in preclinical life science. Significantly, it convenes members of no less than five different societies: the American Association of Anatomists, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and … [Continue reading...]

An International Quest to Make Vaccines and Drugs More Accessible and Affordable

(DGIwire) – In recent years, monoclonal antibodies—or “mAbs” for short—have emerged as preferred therapeutic candidates for the treatment of a multitude of disorders and diseases. These include a broad range of cancers, autoimmune diseases and microbial infections. Traditionally, however, antibody treatment has been extremely costly and not widely … [Continue reading...]

Ensuring a Hiring Process Attracts Great Candidates

(DGIwire) – Hiring managers know full well the impact of a bad hire. As a result, it’s only natural for them to want to take their time when identifying potential employees. But by drawing out the hiring process, companies run the risk of missing out on first-choice candidates. “In a candidate-driven market, time is of the essence,” says Rebecca … [Continue reading...]

Next Stop on the Bus: Ultra-Fast Charging

(DGIwire) – An all-electric bus fleet is great for the environment—especially at a time when the world’s population centers are growing into megacities clogged with traffic. But the idea presents a challenge. How can sufficient energy be supplied to recharge hundreds of buses simultaneously at night? With an electric fleet, energy needs to be … [Continue reading...]

For Patients Who Self Inject, Training Devices Offer New Help

(DGIwire)—When Aniyah Jackson was 20 months old, her family learned she was born with Turner syndrome. Now age four, Aniyah has been receiving growth hormone shots, administered by her mother, once a day for about a year and a half. In a recent news segment aired on WKMG-TV, a CBS affiliate based in Orlando, Aniyah’s mother admitted that giving the … [Continue reading...]

Little Braille Bricks Could Enhance Literacy for the Blind

(DGIwire) – Many people’s childhoods were made significantly more fun by playing with interlocking plastic bricks—which formed the basis of any number of impromptu and fanciful creations. Now this ubiquitous and colorful staple of youth is finding a new and more serious purpose. As recently reported in The New York Times, the toys are being … [Continue reading...]

Laboratory Safety Is a Number One Priority

(DGIwire) – Following safety protocol is paramount for anyone who works in a laboratory. All possible precautions should be taken to prevent injury—whether it’s a small cut from a broken test tube or a major burn from a hydrochloric acid spill. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for staying safe in the laboratory setting. Keep food and … [Continue reading...]

The Biggest Driver of High Drug Prices: Biologics

(DGIwire) – In 2017, biologic drugs represented two percent of all U.S. prescriptions but 37 percent of all drug spending, according to data from the IQVIA Institute. Furthermore, since 2014, biologics have accounted for nearly all the growth in drug spending: 93 percent of it. What accounts for these incredible figures? A recent article in Forbes … [Continue reading...]

Mind the Gap: How to Explain a Period of Unemployment on a Resume

(DGIwire) – It can be one of the most awkward moments of a job interview: the candidate struggles to explain to the interviewer why there is a period of months—perhaps years—between two or more positions. Whether the reason for the gap involved taking care of a child or something else, it is important to face it head-on. A recent article in Fast … [Continue reading...]

A PACT to Eliminate Self- Sabotage and ‘Awaken Your Wealth’!

(DGIwire)  For all human beings, regardless of our circumstances, financial security is a common and worthy goal--- it means freedom from want.  Unfortunately, money worries are a constant cause of anxiety for far too many of us, who feel they are on a slippery slope,  only a slim margin away from disaster. And even affluent individuals are not … [Continue reading...]

Super-Fast Charging: The Next Step in Electric Vehicle Evolution

(DGIwire) – As of late 2018, there were more than three million electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid cars in use worldwide, according to an article in Power Technology. It would be sensible to assume that EVs are on their way to market dominance, but this expectation fails to take into account a major roadblock: the lengthy time it takes to … [Continue reading...]