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 affordable. Recently, an initiative of truly international […]

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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 […]

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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 available […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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3D Metal Printing Moves Into the Manufacturing Spotlight

(DGIwire) – Over the past several years, 3D printing has steadily been edging its way into greater numbers of materials and applications than ever before. Today, for example, 3D printers are being considered as a means to produce stainless steel 5G smartphones, high-strength alloy gas-turbine blades, and a wide range of other complex metal parts, […]

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Dating After Divorce: What the Silver Generation Should Know

(DGIwire) – Done with that divorce and looking for a new relationship? Especially after age 55, it’s natural for the newly single to be apprehensive as they get back into the dating game. But there are lots of great insights to draw on—especially from members of the Silver Disobedience™ movement, a large and growing group […]

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Taking Aim at Medication Adherence With Technology

(DGIwire)—Non-adherence to medication is a serious issue. According to a recent article, the pharma industry forgoes approximately $250 billion every year in lost sales as a result. Consequently, specialty pharmaceutical companies are taking aim at the problem in various ways, including harnessing new technology. One patient support initiative involves the development of realistic trainers intended […]

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3 Reasons Why Bootstrapping Beats Crowdfunding

(DGIwire) — When it comes to raising money for a brand new startup, which of the following makes more sense: Initiating a crowdfunding campaign or bootstrapping? As a long-time serial entrepreneur who has built several successful companies from the ground up, Marty Schultz has had plenty of time to study both methods—and as he explained in a […]

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Gene Editing: What’s on the Horizon?

(DGIwire) – The ability to edit genes has dramatically expanded the potential and possibilities of medicine. In recent years, for example, a prominent spotlight has been placed on CRISPR technology, a simple yet powerful tool that allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function, according to LiveScience.com. What might the future bring […]

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