Can Biotech Sustain the Changes of the Last Year?Read the rest of this entry »
The COVID pandemic has changed the biotech industry in a positive way, demonstrating it can act quickly and decisively to develop vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
"We have seen the transformative power of science,” said Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, PhD, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
She, and other speakers presenting in advance of last week's virtual Biotech Showcase, predicted the impact of the pandemic on the industry …
In-Home Colon Screening Is Rising As a COVID AlternativeRead the rest of this entry »
The sharp decline in cancer screenings due to the suspension of elective medical procedures has prompted doctors to turn to alternatives, and none have seen a greater increase than in-home colon screening tests.
Screening for colorectal cancer has typically meant a trip to an outpatient surgical center for a colonoscopy or for a somewhat less invasive sigmoidoscopy. During the initial months of the pandemic when COVID disrupted medical care, there …
Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. With a ‘Day On’Read the rest of this entry »
Today we honor the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools, financial markets, banks, government and many businesses will be closed. But, unlike in years past, because of COVID the nation will celebrate quietly. Parades and gatherings have been canceled with observances moved online.
What hasn’t changed is the spirit of the day. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. …
Predicting a Boom Year for Hedge FundsRead the rest of this entry »
What can the alternative assets industry, and specifically hedge funds, look forward to this year?
Don Steinbrugge has a few ideas. One that will especially please fund managers is his prediction that “Hedge fund industry assets will reach an all-time high in 2021 driven by one of the largest positive net inflows into the hedge fund industry in over a decade.”
Among his less pleasing predictions is the one that …
Here’s How to Land That First Clinical Research JobRead the rest of this entry »
Starting a career in clinical research is challenging. Armed with a relevant college degree, an internship or two and even with a certificate in clinical management, landing an entry-level job isn’t easy.
Says Kunal Sampat, MNA, ACRP-CP and host of the Clinical Trial Podcast, “Employers want applicants to have relevant CRA experience.”
That’s the old chicken and egg dilemma: How do you get the experience without having a job and …
The ‘Radical Reinvention’ of Human ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
Now is the time for a “radical reinvention of human resources,” declares a report from IBM’s Institute for Business Value.
Businesses are adapting to the rapidly and dramatically changing world, says the report, prefacing the findings and recommendations from a survey of more than 1,500 HR executives from a variety of industries.
How they engage with employees must also change. “Enterprises now must become inherently humanized, build engagement with remote …
Python Is the Most Popular Programming LanguageRead the rest of this entry »
This should be simple for every software developer worthy of being called a professional: What are the most popular programming languages in the world?
TechRepublic selected these eight from among the monthly popularity lists compiled by TIOBE. The company, which specializes in assessing and tracking software quality, named Python programming language of the year, based …
New Dietary Guidelines Leave Sugar, Alcohol Limits IntactRead the rest of this entry »
For good health eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Get your protein from poultry, beans, nuts and lean meat. Limit your sugar to less than 10% of your daily calories and don’t have more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day – 1 if you’re a woman.
Sound familiar? It should. It’s what we’ve been told for years, and now will hear for 5 more years.
Just before New Year’s, …
A ‘Bullish’ Year for IT JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Tech jobs, which took a hit during the first months of the pandemic, are on the rebound and likely to surge this year.
“We’re very bullish on hiring in 2021, particularly in tech,” labor economist Julia Pollak told Crunchbase.
Likewise, Art Zeile, CEO of the company that owns the tech job site Dice.com, said, “We believe that there will be a post-pandemic explosion of interest in technologists, and that …
Banking’s 2021 Outlook: Transformation and ResilienceRead the rest of this entry »
When the pandemic forced the shutdown of businesses across much of the world, one of the sectors that adapted quickly was finance.
In a detailed forward-looking article, Deloitte applauded banking’s response calling it “notable… Banks effectively deployed technology and demonstrated unprecedented agility and resilience.” Looking ahead, the report says now is the time for the industry to institutionalize what it learned about engaging customers, digital transformation, finance and talent, …