Improving Strategies for Dengue Fever in Thailand

Nicholas Reich, UMass Amherst biostatistician. Image by UMass Amherst

Using a unique data set spanning 40 years of dengue fever incidence in Thailand, an international team led by biostatistician Nicholas Reich at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has for the first time estimated from data that after an initial dengue infection, a person is protected from infection with other [...]

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Biotechnology and Cancer Research Connect in Support of Optides Discovery Program

Optides are tiny molecules derived from natural organisms such as scorpions. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Blaze Bioscience, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing Tumor PaintTM technology, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, one of the nation’s top cancer research and prevention centers and pioneer of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, announced today a collaboration and option agreement to support the Hutchinson Center’s Optides [...]

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Companies Look at Wrong Things When Using Facebook for Hiring

New research finds that companies may be looking for the wrong things when screening social media profiles, and weeding out good job candidates.

Employers are increasingly using Facebook to screen job applicants and weed out candidates they think have undesirable traits. But a new study from North Carolina State University shows that those companies may have a fundamental misunderstanding of online behavior and, as a result, may be eliminating desirable job candidates. Researchers [...]

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