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  • Hopes Rise for Anti-Cholesterol Vaccine

    Hopes Rise for Anti-Cholesterol Vaccine

    via COSMOS : An initial clinical trial testing a vaccine that may protect people against high cholesterol levels is due to finish later this year. In the meantime, the European Heart Journal features a paper by the vaccine’s inventors – a team led by Günther Staffler of Austrian pharmaceutical company AFFiRis – reporting the results of a trial using mice. The vaccine, code-named AT04A, targets an enzyme called proprotein covertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). The enzyme […]

  • 5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    Via Entrepreneur : Show up like a celebrity, and use these key techniques to guarantee a strong first impression with every presentation. “You make a first impression and people never forget it,” stated Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. In business, it’s imperative that you start off with a great and memorable first impression and even more critical when you’re speaking in front of groups. It’s the difference between being heard by your audience or having them sleep […]

  • Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Why Fake News Goes Viral: Science Explains

    Via LiveScience : People’s limited attention spans, plus the sheer overload of information on social media may combine to make fake news and hoaxes go viral, according to a new study. Understanding why and how fake news spreads may one day help researchers develop tools to combat its spread, the researchers said. For example, the new research points toward curbing the use of social bots — computer programs that automatically generate messages such as tweets that […]

  • Play more video games for better health

    Play more video games for better health

    Via LiveMint : Video games can make your brain function better as well as keep you physically fit, research reports suggest New Delhi: The notion that playing video games make people lazy and drives them away from physical activity, as it turns out, is a bit exaggerated. Recent studies show that playing video games have various health benefits too. They can boost attention, improve cognitive skills, and can keep you in shape as well. So if […]

  • This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    via MashableAsia :  Look out, Frodo — we might have a new “One Ring to rule them all.” Token, a new smart ring, promises to give its wearers a chance to make mobile payments, unlock doors, and ditch their passwords — all while protecting their identity with an extra level of security. The wearable uses the same type of near field communication (NFC) technology found in credit cards and hotel keys to make purchases, and […]

  • 5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    Via Black Enterprise : ‘Begin with the end in mind’ is a good idea When Stephen Covey wrote his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, many years ago, I read it chiefly because one of the editors here at BLACK ENTERPRISE was also reading it. “Begin with the end in mind” is one of Covey’s seven recommended habits. And, if I could distill the message of the article excerpted below that I recently […]

  • Making Magic with Mathematics and Mind-Bending Questions

    Making Magic with Mathematics and Mind-Bending Questions

    via DNA : Launched earlier this month, How to be a Mathemagician? is the third book by 41-year-old Aditi Singhal, who was awarded the title, The Best Memory Trainer, by The India Book of Records. Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal “Magic fascinates everyone. This book will definitely make everyone fall in love with numbers as maths will not remain just a subject anymore,” says Sudhir Singhal, Aditi’s husband, who co-authored the previous two books — How […]

  • Air Pollution is Killing Wildlife and People

    Air Pollution is Killing Wildlife and People

    via The Guardian : On National Clean Air Day, Thursday 15 June, we’re calling for action to cut air pollution which threatens our native wildlife (Nature needs fresh air too, 2 June). The UK government’s air quality consultation, closing on 15 June, focuses on “tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities”. That issue deserves urgent action – but it’s not enough. Air pollution is a problem in both rural and urban areas, for people and […]

  • Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

    Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

    via Entrepreneur : They’ll read your business plan but it’s you they invest in. People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I’ve always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of meeting with entrepreneurs who have founded, scaled and exited businesses. To explore this further, I thought it might be interesting to gather the perspectives of professional investors at venture capital funds who have backed some of the […]

  • Flow Chemistry Reaches Manufacturing Milestone

    Flow Chemistry Reaches Manufacturing Milestone

    via c&en : Lilly chemists make chemotherapy drug candidate in a multistep continuous flow process using current Good Manufacturing Practices. Although continuous flow chemistry—wherein molecules are made in a continuous process rather than in batches—has gained ground in academic labs, its adoption by industry and contract manufacturing labs has been comparatively slow. Now, chemists at Eli Lilly & Co. report a continuous manufacturing process for the chemotherapy drug candidate prexasertib monolactate monohydrate. Notably, the synthesis uses […]