Professional Power Tool Users: Time to Look Beyond Lithium-Ion

(DGIwire) – Reliable power tools are crucial to maintaining the reputations of electrical, cable and telecom companies. However, as recently reported in Utility Products magazine, engineers and field technicians are bound by the technical limitations of Lithium-ion battery packs, which present a series of drawbacks. For example, if there has been insufficient time to recharge […]

Insider Threats: How Businesses Can Protect Themselves

(DGIwire) – How can businesses protect against the ongoing risk that one or more of their existing employees will use insider access—wittingly or unwittingly—to do harm to the security of the places where they work. The potential threats can include espionage, terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of corporate proprietary information, loss or degradation of capabilities and more. […]

Localized Scleroderma: What’s the Way Forward?

(DGIwire) – A large number of medical conditions have names rooted in Latin terms. One example is “scleroderma”— “sclero” means “hard” and “derma” means “skin.” But hardening skin is just one of many symptoms of localized scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disease, which has no known cause and no cure. Stiff joints, digestive issues, lung scarring, […]

Bay State Booming: Massachusetts Public Companies Grow Headcount

(DGIwire) – It’s a good time to be operating a business headquartered in the Bay State. More than two-thirds of the 188 public companies based in Massachusetts grew their total headcount in 2016, according to Boston Business Journal. Year-end filings for that year indicate that overall, public companies based in the state—which account for about […]

Beyond Lithium-Ion: What’s Next for Battery Technology?

(DGIwire) – Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the current industry standard—but it’s starting to look as if they might not be around forever. Although they are capable of holding a charge for a relatively long time, Li-ion batteries are expensive and—as several recent high-profile news items have shown the world—they have a tendency explode and put […]

Coping with Chronic Pain? 4 Tips for Relief

(DGIwire) – Those experiencing chronic pain have an array of sources of information at their disposal. One such resource is WebMD’s Chronic Pain Assessment tool. Although its specific recommendations depend on the exact nature and duration of the pain being felt, the tool provides several general tips to get started on the road to improved […]

Faith-Based Organizations Under Threat: How Preparedness Pays

(DGIwire) – Faith-based organizations (FBOs)—namely any religious institutions and houses of worship—are intended to serve as sanctuaries for their members from all the evil that happens in the outside world. Yet, many of these same FBOs have become targets for a spectrum of threats such as hate crimes, active shooters, workplace violence and even terrorism. […]

Butterfly Babies: The Youngest Victims of a Life-Threatening Skin Disorder

(DGIwire) – A newborn baby is a cause for joy. But for some parents, that joy is tempered by sadness—when the child is born with a rare disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB). As recently profiled in The Washington Post, the littlest victims of this disorder have bodies that are covered in blisters and wounds. Babies […]

A Down-to-Earth Solution to an Aerial Threat

(DGIwire) – With the threat of enemy drones on the rise, increasing attention is turning to the ideal countermeasures. As recently reported by Business Insider, one Maryland-based company has found a way to take control of an unwanted drone while in flight—without the use of jamming the radio signal that keeps it airborne. Started in […]

RNA Interference (RNAi) Technology: Cutting-Edge Technology for Immuno-Oncology

(DGIwire) – Sometimes a significant advancement in medicine results from the application of a proven technology in a novel area. In the field of immuno-oncology, as recently reported in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), a potential path forward could be the use of self-delivering RNAi compounds to treat cancer. RNAi is a naturally occurring […]

4 Tips for First-Time Job Seekers

(DGIwire) – A young person just earned a degree and they’re ready to conquer the world of work. But if they have yet to land their first job in the real world, what are some of the common mistakes they should look to avoid? Here are four valuable pointers for making the first-time job search […]

Telomeres Tell It: Nobel-Winning Discovery Analyzes Aging

(DGIwire) — Not every new diagnostic test on the consumer market has Nobel-winning science behind it. But one successful example was inspired by events in 2009, when the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. As shown by the award-winning research, telomeres—the […]

3 Top Adventure Stories: What Makes Them Classics?

(DGIwire) – Within the pantheon of adventure fiction, certain stories have stood the test of time to gain the status of classics. Opinions are sure to differ regarding the best of the best, but it is likely that the three yarns listed here will occupy the majority—if not all—of the “all-time favorite” lists compiled by […]

A Timely Account of Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

(DGIwire) – As the opioid epidemic continues to rage, we at ReviewLoft have come to enjoy learning about various strategies for addressing it. That’s why we were intrigued when we began reading Heroin Death: How to Stop the Opioid Crisis by Joseph C. Mancini, MD. Mancini offers a stark but informative history of the opioid […]

Algae, Not Antibiotics: Why Animal Feed Should Go Green

(DGIwire) – In late 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put into place a major new policy to phase out the unrestricted use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens over the following three years. Antibiotics were used as growth promoters, but according to a report in The New York Times, experts say this […]

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