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To Thwart Flu Pandemics, We Need To Decode The Human Immune System

2018-01-23

STAT: History has repeatedly taught us that attempting to predict the next influenza pandemic, or chasing after potential pandemic outbreaks, can be both costly and ineffective. The primary reason that influenza vaccines aren’t more effective, and the reason they can’t generate broadly protective, long-lasting immunity in everyone, is that vaccines are thwarted by an entity we don’t yet fully understand: the human immune system...
Deciphering how the human immune system combats disease is one of the greatest frontiers of science, and is now within reach. If society grasps this unprecedented opportunity, commits resources to it, and facilitates creative new models for working together across multiple scientific disciplines, we can not only eliminate the threat of pandemic influenza but reshape how we approach all life-threatening diseases.

Land Your Dream Job

2018-01-19

Yahoo Finance: New year, new you, new job. What are the do’s and don’ts of finding and landing your dream job? Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing job sites, launched a new online class “How to Get a Job: A Step-by-Step Guide,” to help job seekers learn the best way to look, write the perfect resume and cover letter, stand out in an interview, negotiate pay and more. Glassdoor’s Scott Dobroski sat down with Yahoo Finance Presents to talk through the top ten tips to find and land your dream job in 2018.

Get Ready, Some Medical Experts Are Predicting the Worst Flu Season in History

2018-01-09

CNBC: Medical experts in the United States are worried that this year's flu season could be a nasty one that may be lethal...The Human Vaccines Project, a New York-based nonprofit consortium of academic, government and industry medical researchers, is launching the Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative. "The goal is to understand immunity to the flu and then convert that into a universal flu vaccine," said Dr. James Crowe, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the director of UIVI. Similar to Palese's approach, UIVI is targeting the more stable stalk region of the HA protein.

Major Immune System Research Could Lead to MS Breakthroughs

2017-12-19

MD Magazine: Scientists are reporting positive developments in a large-scale, multi-partner research initiative aimed at boosting our understanding of the immune system and of immune-mediated diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). Early findings from 2 clinical programs of the Human Vaccines Project were released at the World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Congress, in San Diego, this November. The research is aimed at understanding to a much greater depth precisely how the human immune system works, and also gaining new insights into why vaccines work on some people, but not others. “The goal of the Human Vaccines Project is to decode the human immune system in order to facilitate accelerated development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapies for major global diseases,” Wayne Koff, PhD, president and CEO of the Human Vaccines Project, told MD Magazine.

Facebook Tops List of Best Places to Work, Survey Says

2017-12-06

The Wall Street Journal: Americans’ notions of the ideal workplace are changing as employees push for greater transparency into how they are compensated and where the top bosses stand on social and political matters. Companies that workers consider more upfront about those concerns—such as Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. Google and World Wide Technology Inc.—were rated by current and former employees among the best places to work in 2018, according to the 10th annual ranking compiled by career website Glassdoor.

Researchers Share $22M Breakthrough Prize As Science Gets Rock Star Treatment

2017-12-03

The Guardian: The winners of this year’s most star-studded scientific event include five researchers who won $3 million each for their work on cell biology, plant science and neurodegenerative diseases, two mathematicians, and a team of 27 physicists who mapped the primordial light that warmed the universe moments after the big bang 13.8 billion years ago. Don Cleveland of Ludwig Cancer Research won for his research on motor neurone disease.

Overinvesting In Customer Service: A Brand-Building Opportunity

2017-12-01

Forbes: In his monthly column on Forbes, Austin Allison, founder and GM of dotloop, a leading transaction service for real estate professionals, discusses how technology companies that make the client relationship a top priority garner credibility, referrals and repeat customers. This, in turn, drives revenue streams and organic growth. An extraordinary customer service experience can’t be created overnight. It requires strategic development, careful creation and interaction with customers to vet, test and improve the process. When building a company's service model or reconsidering its current approach, check out these tips and key considerations below to help guide the process.