Despite the millions companies spend to gather information about customer satisfaction, senior managers often fail to understand those customers' expectations.
Since 2010, MIT Hacking Medicine has grown from a one-time event to a global brand, with more than 80 healthcare hackathons being hosted this year, from Cambridge, Mass., to Quito, Ecuador. At least 15 groups have started companies and raised more than $100 million in venture funding after meeting at a Hacking Medicine event. In a commentary published July 26 in Cell Systems, the organizers describe how their model stands apart from typical hackathons.
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 %.
A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using non-invasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first time for this purpose, a group of researchers from KU's Department of Linguistics has shown this in-utero language discrimination. Their study published in the journal NeuroReport has implications for fetal research in other fields, the lead author says.
Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
A team of researchers at the GW Cancer Center has identified a role for the HDAC11 enzyme in the regulation of T-cell function. The team found that HDAC11 should be treated as an immunotherapeutic target.
According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science, when employers foster an office environment that supports positive, social relationships between women coworkers, especially in primarily male dominated organizations, they are less likely to experience conflict among women employees.
They discovered a previously unknown group of regulatory T cells linked to the disease and DNA features that affect patients' response to treatment. Findings pave the way for improved juvenile arthritis diagnosis and prediction of treatment outcomes, and are also relevant for adult rheumatoid arthritis.
SU2C and St. Baldrick's welcomed ODAC's recommendation for FDA approval of the new CAR T therapy for a deadly form of leukemia, an approach whose development has also been supported by their Pediatric Dream Team investigating why some patients with B-cell ALL relapse after receiving the CD19 CAR T cell therapy, and developing standardized management of cytokine release syndrome (CRS), a potentially fatal side effect of the treatment.
Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity among academic scholars, according to a new study examining a decade's worth of MIT-based papers and patents.