On war ’s second anniversary, Ukraine’s scientific community mourns lost colleagues
Just before daybreak on 2 January, air raid sirens blared in Kyiv—a near-daily occurrence that often passes without incident. Not that day. Explosions resounded across the Ukrainian capital as air defenses attempted to shoot down a rain of incoming missiles, including 10 hypersonic Kinzhals. The detonations woke Natalia Shevtsova, a radioecologist at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine’s (NAS’s) Institute of Hydrobiology. Moments later, a missile slammed into the side of the building where Natalia’s mother, Lyudmila Shevtsova, a prominent biologist, also lived. Lyudmila’s apartment was shattered, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Poised to be first widely consumed gene-edited animals, virus-resistant pigs trot toward market
Pigs, cattle, and other livestock with edited genes are still far from most dinner plates, but a U.K. company has taken a big step toward the supermarket by engineering several commercial breeds of pigs to be resistant to a virus that devastates the swine industry. The firm, Genus plc, hopes that by year’s end the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will formally approve the pigs for widespread human consumption, a first for a gene-edited animal. Alison Van Eenennaam, an animal geneticist at the University of California, Davis, is cheering the news. “There’s no point having a pig getting sick and dying if t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Join NCBI at TAGC 2024
March 6-10 in Washington, D.C.  We look forward to seeing you in person at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), March 6-10, 2024, in the Washington D.C. metro area. NCBI staff will participate in a variety of activities and events, including hosting a hands-on workshop: Exploring and downloading NCBI data with NCBI Datasets. We’re also excited … Continue reading Join NCBI at TAGC 2024 → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - February 22, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR) Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) NCBI Datasets RefSeq Source Type: news

Your Life Is Better Than You Think
The undeniable popularity of self-help books, wellness podcasts, and happiness workshops reflects the constant human desire to make life better. But could it be that many of our lives are already better than we recognize? While we may have a loving family, a good place to live, and a decent job, we often fail to notice those things. It’s not because we are ungrateful or stupid. It’s because of a basic feature of our brain, known as habituation. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Habituation is the tendency of neurons to fire less and less in response to things that are constant. You enter a roo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tali Sharot and Cass R. Sunstein Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Build-A-Bear Hires Known as Creative AOR to Help the Brand Reach Multiple Generations
Build-A-Bear Workshop, a global brand that appeals to multiple generations, has chosen marketing agency Known as its agency of record for strategy and creative. Known will help Build-A-Bear expand its footprint and integrated consumer communications and build momentum for the brand through…#buildabear (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists look for Roman workshop
Mystery surrounds the remains of a previously unknown prehistoric settlement next to a road that has been discovered by archaeologists. The Bronze Age settlement, thought to date to around 3,200-3,500 years ago, was uncovered by the Schulgässli road in the municipality of Heimberg, Switzerland,…#heimberg #switzerland #roman #bronze #middlebronzeage #reginestapfer #ascb #aareriver #swissplateau #jura (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amplify Surgical ®, Inc. Hosts the 3rd Annual Endoscopic Spine Symposium with Cadaver Workshop - featuring dualPortal® Endoscopic and dualX® Technologies
Amplify Surgical® will be holding its 3rd Annual Endoscopic Spine Symposium, featuring dualPortal® and dualX® Technologies, in Orange, CA on March 9, 2024. IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Amplify Surgical®, Inc., a medical device company focused on innovative... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 16, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FVT TDS Source Type: news

Habanos, s.a. presents cohiba tributo: 128 exclusive humidors in commemoration of the chinese new year of the dragon
The exclusive humidors have been crafted by prestigious French artisan workshop Elie Bleu. HAVANA, Feb. 16, 2024 /CNW/ -- To commemorate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, Habanos, S.A. is launching the exclusive and limited series of Cohiba Tributo…#eliebleu #havana #yearofdragon #habanos #cohibatributo #corporaciónhabanos #cohiba #lanceros #cohibalanceros #pinardelrío (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers ’ Workshop celebrates 20th year
Members of Yale medical community took part in an annual gathering featuring the reading of Yale residents ’ written works. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sampling, nonresponse, and quality in travel surveys - Armoogum J, Wittwer R, Madre JL, Gopal Y.
Response rates have been continuously declining in most countries for many decades. Therefore, the risk of selectivity and of response bias are steadily increasing. During the workshop, we discussed the use of different lists based on sampling frames, as t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Squishmallows has launched a legal fight against Build-A-Bear
Fur may be about to fly as two hugely popular plush toy makers square up for a fight over a copyright issue. Squishmallows, says Skoosherz, a new toy made by Build-A-Bear Workshop is too similar to its own egg-shaped cushion animal characters. Despite the cuddly nature of the subject matter it…#squishmallows #buildabearworkshop #missouri #skoosherz #skoozherz #buildabear #tiktok #ladygaga #kimkardashian #velvetysquashy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiscal Year 2024 Generic Drug Science and Research Initiatives Public Workshop - 05/20/2024
The purpose of the public workshop is to provide an overview of the status of science and research initiatives for generic drugs and an opportunity for public input on these initiatives. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 9, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

I moved to Europe thinking living and working there would be a dream come true. I wasn't prepared for the loneliness
When Kate Bettes went freelance, she wasn't prepare for how lonely she'd be. soleil420/Getty Images Writer Kate Bettes relocated to Berlin but struggled with loneliness and productivity. She combats isolation by attending workshops, café work, and socializing with new connections. Balancing work…#katebettes #berlin #sydney (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SABEW selects 25 journalists for Goldschmidt program
The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing selected 25 business journalists for the 2024 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop taking place March 3-7 in Washington, D.C. During the five-day program, the fellows will interact with representatives from governmental and…#goldschmidtfellows (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Drama Workshops by Displaced Provide Psychological Support in Blue Nile
[Dabanga] Ed Damazin -- The Dramatists Initiative in the Blue Nile region is providing psychological support to displaced people who fled Khartoum, El Gezira, and other states in Sudan after the war broke out between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Arts, Culture and Entertainment Conflict, Peace and Security East Africa Health and Medicine Refugees and Displacement Sudan Source Type: news