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Good Leadership: Nature Versus Nurture

Do you believe you are destined to be a great leader? Science says looking at these factors is a great way to determine your leadership potential.<p>For a company to evolve and grow, entrepreneurs must develop into good leaders.<p>But what are the factors that determine good leadership? Do good leaders …

Leadership

How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging

“Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years old worldwide. …

Medicine

Stanford's AI Predicts Death for Better End-of-Life Care

Using artificial intelligence to predict when patients may die sounds like an episode from the dystopian science fiction TV series “Black Mirror.” …

Health Care

Engineered T-cell treatment helps keep cancer at bay

Cancer has been winning the arms race agains the immune system for too long, but scientists are developing plenty of new weapons to try to turn the …

Cancer

6 scientists reveal the nutritional supplements they use every day

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry.<p>But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe — and that’s for new supplements only.<p>We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and …

Vitamins

How immune cells can be controlled to kill cancer

By engineering cancer-killing T cells that can be manipulated noninvasively by remote control, researchers have added a potentially powerful feature …

Cancer

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

Employment

The Future of Cancer Treatment Is Personalized and Collaborative

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer …

Cancer

The 5 Whys

Deepa Purushothaman, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, explains why it’s important to understand how you’re perceived.<p>Amy Gallo takes you through …

Harvard Business School

The Right Way to Take On a New Responsibility

I’ve always been the kind of person who says yes to new work-related challenges, frequently out of pure enthusiasm for the opportunities. Sometimes …

Management

How to Stop Micromanaging and Delegate Effectively

You’ve gotten feedback from your manager as well as word of rumblings within your team: You’re seen as a micromanager who tends to get into the weeds …

Management

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

The immune system's response to the Western diet is similar to how it reacts to infection by dangerous bacteria, according to new research led by the …

Neuroscience

German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information.<p>IQWiG, the independent authority in Germany that evaluates new …

Cancer

What cells in the human body live the longest?

Although the our bodies are continuously replenishing their cells, some stick around for longer than others.<p>On average, the cells in your body are …

Biology

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

The Brain

Gene editing – and what it really means to rewrite the code of life

We now have a precise way to correct, replace or even delete faulty DNA. Ian Sample explains the science, the risks and what the future may hold<p><b>So what is gene editing?</b><br>Scientists liken it to the find and replace feature used to correct misspellings in documents written on a computer. Instead of …

Genetics

Now we can cheaply sequence DNA, how do we store all that data?

In 2003, the international consortium of scientists working on the Human Genome Project completed the final first draft for the human genome - a DNA …

DNA

3 Ways To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback during a performance review or after giving a presentation. But what does it really mean? And how do you make the shift from being tactical to thinking and acting more strategic? Ever wondered if it’s even …

Leadership

19 PIECES OF NON-HUMAN DNA FOUND IN HUMAN GENOME

Eight percent of your DNA is alien, in that it’s made up of non-human, viral fragments. In fact, viral fragments are often hiding within the genome …

DNA

The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison

If you’re an individual contributor who also manages the work of other employees, you’re what is called a Player-Coach. It’s a very different kind of leadership model than what usually gets talked about, although ironically, Player-Coach is one of the most commonly employed leadership …

Leadership

Attending religious services may increase lifespan

A recent study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i> has revealed that regularly attending religious ceremonies, such as a mass or a funeral, may lead to …

Research

Pursuing breakthroughs in cancer-drug development

Here’s how to get the right medicines to the right patients faster.<p><b>The pharmaceutical industry</b> continues to pursue the discovery of medicines for …

Pharma

Internet of Things in Healthcare: What are the Possibilities and Challenges?

Technology has disrupted every industry including healthcare, business, finance and others. Healthcare remains the fastest to adopt technological changes to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of the body. When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), it offers a multitude of benefits such …

Medical Technology

New warning system discovered in the immune defense - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have discovered a previously unknown warning system that contributes to the body's immune system. …

Large-scale study identifies 14 gene variants associated with obesity

There's been a flurry of research recently trying to pin down a single gene that could be responsible for obesity, but the fact is genes don't work …

DNA

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

How can I live longer? Researchers say the key to longevity may be simpler than we think

People with a greater sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier behaviors, ranging from eating their veggie to flossing their teeth.<p>Jan.05.2018 / 5:45 PM ET<p>A New Year with its fresh blank slate beckons. This will be the year we go to the gym regularly, become vegetarian, stop smoking or …

Happiness

Mobile Health

The widespread U.S. opioid & overdose crisis is an ever-increasing tragic concern for everyone: writhing victims, family members being fain to see …

Digital Health

You think you’re clairvoyant, but your brain is just tricking you

Have you ever felt as though you predicted exactly when the light was going to turn green or sensed that the doorbell was about to ring? Imagine the possibility that these moments of clairvoyance occur simply because of a glitch in your mind’s time logs.<p>What happened first — your thought about the …

Psychology

The Inside Story Of A Major Medical Breakthrough

Innovation is never a single event<p>When Jim Allison received a call from Dr. Jedd Wolchok, asking him to come to his office, he was puzzled at first. As a researcher, he rarely ventured into the clinical part of the hospital. Yet when he opened the door and saw his colleague sitting with a young …

Innovation