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Manager as Persuader

October 24, 2014 | by Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

By definition, managers accomplish their goals by getting their workers to perform necessary tasks. Sure, the manager can just bark out orders. But in today's world—and workplace—where autonomy and respectful interactions are highly valued, that just won’t cut it. Managers must practice the gentle art of persuasion.

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Blood Sampling

October 24, 2014 9:02 am | Sarstedt, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Minivette® POCT devices are designed for the precise and hygienic collection, transfer, and subsequent dispensing of small capillary blood samples for point-of-care tests.

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Stress-related Inflammation May Increase Risk for Depression

October 23, 2014 5:02 pm | News | Comments

Preexisting differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual’s immune system to stress confer a greater risk of developing stress-related depression or anxiety, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 

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ETC Sterilization Systems Receives Control System Contract

October 23, 2014 4:48 pm | News | Comments

Environmental Tectonics Corporation announced October 23 the recent award of a new contract totaling in excess of $1 million for the Sterilization Systems Group.                

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SmithGroupJJR adds Scott Kreitlein as Science & Technology Studio Leader

October 23, 2014 4:44 pm | News | Comments

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and planning firms, has hired Scott Kreitlein, AIA, LEED AP, as leader of the Science & Technology Studio at its Phoenix office. He joins SmithGroupJJR from HDR, Houston, where he was science & technology principal.

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Why Employees Quit: Frustration about Resources

October 23, 2014 12:13 pm | Articles | Comments

When someone says I don’t like my job, there’s little hope of retaining that employee, right? Not necessarily, there’s a fair chance that I don’t like my job reflects feelings of discontent rather than a clear picture of dissatisfaction, and a decision to leave would be premature. In the next few weeks, we'll cover common employee complaints and suggestions on how to address these issues. Up this week: frustration about lack of resources.

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Blind Cave Fish May Provide Insight on Eye Disease

October 23, 2014 11:46 am | News | Comments

Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ailments, including those that result in loss of sight. A team of researchers is looking to the tiny eyeless fish for clues about the underpinnings of degenerative eye disease and more.

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David and Barbara Roux Provide $10 Million Gift For Genomic Medicine Research at JAX

October 23, 2014 11:27 am | The Jackson Laboratory | News | Comments

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has announced that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory’s locations in both Maine and Connecticut.

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Drug Inhibits Tumor Growth in Mice

October 23, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

A new drug, known as OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice. The drug, given as a pill or by injection, inhibits the action of a protein that is overproduced by several tumor types, including lung and breast, but is rarely expressed in healthy adult tissues. Without this protein, cancer cells fail to complete the cell-division process and die.

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Ventilated Euthanasia Station

October 23, 2014 10:52 am | AFOS, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

 The AFOS ventilated euthanasia station provides a fully sealed, controllable and fast process for euthanasia and surgery induction.

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Fast Modeling of Cancer Mutations

October 22, 2014 2:43 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer. However, sifting through this deluge of information to figure out which of these mutations actually drive cancer growth has proven to be a tedious, time-consuming process.

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Mouse Study Aids Treatment of Norovirus Stomach Bug

October 22, 2014 2:34 pm | News | Comments

An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the drug, favipiravir, is effective at reducing – and in some cases eliminating – norovirus infection in mice.

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Hidden Subpopulation of Melanoma Cells Discovered

October 22, 2014 12:23 pm | News | Comments

UNC School of Medicine researchers have pinpointed a set of intriguing characteristics in a previously unknown subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. These cells, which mimic non-cancerous endothelial cells that normally populate blood vessels in tumors, could provide researchers with another target for cancer therapies.

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Protecting Us From Our Cells

October 22, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. A molecule called insulin-like growth factor-1 boosts the body’s natural defense against this ‘friendly fire.’

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Noise-Deafened Mice Hear Again

October 22, 2014 11:46 am | News | Comments

Scientists have restored hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies for humans. The research team shows the key role of protein called NT3 in ear-to-brain communication. These findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging.

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Focusing In on a Decades Old Mystery

October 21, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Elvis did it, Michael Jackson did it, and so do the mitochondria in our cells. They shake. While Elvis and Michael shook for decades before loud and appreciative audiences, mitochondrial oscillations have quietly bewildered scientists for more than 40 years. Now, an NIH team has imaged mitochondria for the first time oscillating in a live animal - in this case, the salivary glands of laboratory rats.

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