Steve Lind

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A letter to Jamie Dimon — and anyone else still struggling to understand bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

<i>This piece was originally published in October 2017 on Chain's blog, after Jamie Dimon called bitcoin a fraud in September. Dimon has since said he regrets the comment, but maintained he is not interested in bitcoin.</i><p>Dear Jamie,<p>My name is Adam Ludwin and I run a company called Chain. I have been …

Insider Q&A: Narcan exec talks merits of spray for overdoses

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Roger Crystal's company was struggling to find new uses for an old drug that reverses overdoses. Then the opioid epidemic …

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. …

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Top 10 Instagram Analytics Tools You Need To Check Out

More than 700 million people use Instagram monthly. Let’s assume each user carries out about five actions on Instagram each month — a <i>very</i> conservative estimate. That would mean Instagram users produce at least 35 billion data points every single month.<p>This should tell you just how important …

Social Media

New Algorithm Could Let Us Reprogram Any Cell Into Any Other Cell Type

Skipping the pluripotent stem cells!<p>One of the most defining scientific discoveries in recent decades is the development of induced pluripotent stem …

Stem Cells

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s start-ups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.<p>Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render …

University of Washington

The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer

On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood …

A cancer treatment that's part of 'a big new field of medicine' just got approved

The treatment, called Yescarta, treats a type of blood cancer called aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor) is made by Kite Pharma, a company that in August was acquired by biotech giant …

A medical breakthrough that hacks genes to fight cancer just got approved, and it's the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine'

The drug, called Kymriah, is a highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor).<p>It's a type of cancer immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to take on cancer cells. In this case, the therapy removes a person's cells, …

Immune System

The Difference Between Fermentation and Anaerobic Respiration

All living things must have a constant source of energy in order to continue performing even the most basic of life functions. Whether that energy …

Biology

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs

What employees with a heartbeat want from their bosses.<p>If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By …

10 best musician apps for Android

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes. You may be a woodwind player in an orchestra or a guitar player in a rock band. That makes the subject of musician apps a little difficult to approach. There are many types who have many needs. We have a decent list here that should help most people. However, …

Get all you need to become a certified cybersecurity expert for only $69

There are few IT skills more valued than the ability to protect a computer network from hackers and cyber thieves. Start down that lucrative career path today with the Cybersecurity Certification Mega Bundle, which can be yours for just $69 – over 90 percent off, from TNW Deals.<p>With this course, …

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Another Study Just Linked Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Gut Bacteria

Finally, some answers.<p>A new study has shown that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria - providing even …

Spray-On Skin: 'Miracle' Stem Cell Treatment Heals Burns Without Scarring

Tech & Science Stem Cells<p>Pennsylvania state trooper Matt Uram was talking with his wife at a July Fourth party in 2009 when a misjudged spray of …

Brain cancer patients live longer wearing electric cap designed to zap tumors

After decade of stalled treatment improvements, cap is a modest, pricey step forward.<p>An electric skull cap designed to zap cancer cells trying to …

The Fed's stock market warning is more ominous than ever before

The Fed minutes were released Wednesday and there's one sentence everyone is talking about: "Some participants viewed equity prices as quite high relative to standard valuation measures." By "quite high" I imagine they are referring to the fact that even by their own measures the broad stock market …

There's now a device that lets you alert painlessly your friends when you're in danger

Ask any woman in America and she can probably tell you about at least one instance where she was in danger and would have loved to issue a distress …

Innovation

What the CRISPR Patent Decision Means for Gene Editing

The U.S. Patent Office has finally ruled on the century’s biggest biotech discovery.<p>The biotech trial of the century is over—for now. On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided in favor of the Broad Institute, which has been battling the University of California for the patent over …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Linux

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Multiple Sclerosis

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diets

‘Safer’ OxyContin Caused Thousands of Heroin Deaths, Researchers Find

Danielle Novascone was hooked on OxyContin for about a year when it suddenly got a lot harder to get high.<p>For years, people like Novascone crushed …

Medicine

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …