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 […]

Is Cellular Age Related to Fitness?

(DGIwire) — Fitness-minded individuals—and the personal trainers they work with—know there is a close relationship between age and physical performance. Being able to track how the body is aging is important for those who are interested in maximizing their lifespan. These days, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery is helping to provide new clues to estimate the […]

Fidget Spinners in Flames: Mishaps Show Need for New Power Options

(DGIwire) – The last thing anyone wants from a fidget spinner is a third-degree burn. Unfortunately, the risk seems to be a real one. As recently reported in The Telegraph, multiple cases have arisen of Bluetooth fidget spinners—variants of the popular toys with inbuilt speakers that play music streamed from a mobile phone—were found to […]

Protecting Private Property in the Drone Age

(DGIwire) – As drones become increasing popular, a disturbing trend is taking off: unauthorized flights over private property. Whether it’s a prison yard, a military installation or a corporate campus, the risk of terror attacks or espionage is high. In response to this threat, lawmakers are increasingly calling for measures to keep the problem at […]

5 Ways to Overcome Professional Challenges

(DGIwire) – If football’s “big game” between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on February 5, 2017 taught viewers anything, it’s that things are not really over until they’re over. Not only did the Patriots win a game that, by halftime, many were sure was already lost, but they set a record by […]

Reading Fun for Parents and Kids: A New Take on Peter Pan

(DGIwire) — Summer is a great time for kids to take a break from school, get outside and let their imaginations run wild, but it is also important that they continue to read in preparation for the coming school year. Good books for summer reading challenge young readers with new words and ideas, but also […]

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