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A Set of Master Keys in Words

A Set of Master Keys in WordsBy Peter Weddle Keywords are a central feature of our business day. We use them to search our resume databases and to parse through the profiles and resumes posted on job boards and social networking sites. The problem, of course, is that we pesky humans have a bad habit […]

The Social Side of Recruitment Advertising

The Social Side of Recruitment AdvertisingBy Peter Weddle The utility of social media sites as recruiting resources has been challenged by a recent Workforce magazine article on the compliance issues and potential adverse impact of over-relying on them. The social aspects of our profession remain important, however, even in what have traditionally been unsocial sourcing […]

Low Birth Weight And Diabetes Have A Common Genetic Background, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Study

Low birth weight increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Until recently scientists had attributed this to maternal malnutrition during pregnancy. However, now it seems that genetic background may also play a major role. A research team of Technische Universität München and Helmholtz Zentrum München has now demonstrated, that gene variants […]

Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis, University College London Study

Action Points Explain that mutation in genes encoding proteins that are involved in the interleukin-10 signaling pathways are tied to severe inflammatory bowel disease. Note that the mutations identified in the study are rare and recessive, and probably don’t contribute to less severe forms of the disease. Genetic mutations in interleukin-10 receptors may be responsible […]

Lung Tissue Generated From Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Study

Scientists in Belgium have successfully differentiated human embryonic stem cells (hESC) into major cell types of lung epithelial tissue using a convenient air-liquid interface. The technique, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Respiratory Research, could provide an alternative to lung transplants for patients with lung injury due to chronic pulmonary disease and inherited genetic […]

New Genetic Cause Of A Fatal Immune Disorder, Research

Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is an inherited, fatal, immune disorder characterized by uncontrolled activation of immune cells known as lymphocytes and macrophages. Disease-causing mutations have been identified in several genes that generate proteins involved in lymphocyte-mediated cell death, including syntaxin-11. Now, Geneviève de Saint Basile and colleagues, at INSERM U768, France, have added a new […]

Genetic Links To Fungal Infection Risk Identified, University College London and Study

EurekAlert — Two genetic mutations that may put individuals at increased risk of fungal infections have been identified by scientists from UCL and Radboud University, increasing understanding about the genetic basis of these infections and potentially aiding the development of new treatments. The two separate studies, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, […]