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COVID: It’s not just Delta — other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also

By Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) — Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night. “I have got to be honest — last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think about in the morning are the variants,” Lindquist told a briefing this week. And while federal health officials are warning most about the Delta variant — the B.1.617.2 strain first seen in India — other variants are also gaining ground in ...
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18 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time

Issa Rae. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Most commencement speeches tend to follow a similar formula. However, some are so inspiring they are remembered long after graduation. Issa Rae was praised for her Stanford commencement speech that quoted the rap song "Wipe Me Down." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer." - Shonda Rhimes' 2014 speech at Dartmouth College Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth/YouTube The...
Tags: Apple, Motivation, Hbo, Cook, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Education, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell explains the company's 'no a--hole' policy, which she says prevents a hostile work environment and allows big ideas to flourish

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the company has a "no a--hole" policy. This stops staff shutting down conversations and allows people to propose big ideas, she said. In a speech to graduates, Shotwell said people should "listen harder" to solve hard problems. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell on Monday said the aerospace company's "n...
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Human microbiome could shed light on higher morbidity rate in minoritized populations

A new Northwestern University study is the first to explicitly address the gut microbiome as a pathway to understanding how environmental inequities could lead to health disparities.
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COVID-19 PCR tests can be freeze dried

In fighting COVID-19, it's not just the vaccines that require complicated cold supply chains and refrigerated storage. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests also have enzymes and reagents that need to be frozen. Northwestern University researchers have discovered that commercially available PCR tests can withstand the freeze-drying process, making them shelf-stable for up to 30 days and 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), without sacrificing sensitivity and accuracy. The new strategy co...
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The declining American birth rate is unlikely to bounce back, new study says

Noam Galai/Getty Images The US fertility rate likely won't rebound, according to a new Brookings report. Brookings forecasted fertility rates based on age cohorts and found lower lifetime fertility. The trend follows a decade of declining births and falls in line with worldwide birth patterns. See more stories on Insider's business page. Today's baby bust looks unlikely to turn into a delayed baby boom.That's according to the latest research from Melissa S. Kearney and Phi...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Brookings Institution, Northwestern University, Levine, Kearney, Brookings, Hillary Hoffower, Noam Galai Getty, Phillip Levine, Melissa S Kearney, Christine Percheski, Mauro Guillén Wharton

Meet the 'wandering meatloaf' mollusk. It's teeth are made from a rare iron, researchers say

Researchers at Northwestern University announced the finding of a rare iron mineral in the teeth of a chiton nicknamed the 'wandering meatloaf.'       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Good bacteria can temper chemotherapy side effects

A new Northwestern University study found that specific types of gut bacteria can protect other good bacteria from cancer treatments -- mitigating harmful, drug-induced changes to the gut microbiome. By metabolizing chemotherapy drugs, the protective bacteria could temper short- and long-term side effects of treatment.
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Brand Activism and Modern Marketing

Customers care more about the values of the companies they buy than ever before. It’s more than your purpose. It’s more than what you sell. They want to know what kind of company you are and what do you care about. Does a company want to do more than drive profits? That’s why I interviewed Dr. Philip Kotler, who is known as the “father of modern marketing.”  He is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Univers...
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The declining American birth rate could actually be good for the economy

The birth rate dropped during the pandemic, as is typical during economic recessions. Boston Globe / Contributor/Getty Images New CDC data found the US birth rate fell by 4% in 2020, the sharpest decline in nearly 50 years. Experts are worried this is a crisis, but it's not necessarily bad news. It's a sign of progress for women and could also be part of a reshaped, better economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Scientists use light-controlled brain implants to change the social behavior of mice

Optogenetics is a technique that uses light to switch on and off neurons in the brain that have been previously genetically engineered to be light-sensitive. Now, Northwestern University neurobiologist Genia Kozorovitskiy and her colleagues have used optogenetics to control the social behavior of mice. — Read the rest
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CEOs at JPMorgan and WeWork caught flak for saying remote work doesn't work for young, ambitious, and engaged staff. Surveys of Gen-Zers suggest they could be right.

Luis Alvarez/Getty Images JPMorgan's and WeWork's CEOs said remote work doesn't work for young and engaged employees. Research shows there might be some benefits to spending time in an office. But it's possible to stay engaged even while working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. As businesses decide what the future of the workplace will look like, including whether employees will need to return to the office, two prominent CEOs have voiced concer...
Tags: Work From Home, Microsoft, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Workers, Pwc, WeWork, Fortune, Jamie Dimon, Generation, Mckinsey, Northwestern University, Alexander

JPMorgan's and WeWork's CEOs say remote work doesn't work for young, ambitious, and engaged staff, and research shows there are perks to returning to the office for young workers

Luis Alvarez/Getty Images JPMorgan's and WeWork's CEOs said remote work doesn't work for young and engaged employees. Research shows there might be some benefits to spending time in an office. But it's possible to stay engaged even while working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. As businesses decide what the future of the workplace will look like, including whether employees will need to return to the office, two prominent CEOs have voiced concer...
Tags: Work From Home, Microsoft, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Workers, Pwc, Fortune, Jamie Dimon, Generation, Mckinsey, Northwestern University, Alexander, Jpmorgan

Stunning simulation of stars being born is most realistic ever

A team including Northwestern University astrophysicists has developed the most realistic, highest-resolution 3D simulation of star formation to date. Called STARFORGE (Star Formation in Gaseous Environments), the computational framework is the first to simulate an entire gas cloud -- 100 times more massive than previously possible and full of vibrant colors -- where stars are born.
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Senior Living: When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems. But as her illness took a downward turn, he became overwhelmed by stress. “I was constantly on guard for any change in her breathing. If she moved during the night, I’d jump up and see if something was wrong,” he said recently in a phone conversation.  “It’s the kind of alertness to threat that a combat soldier feels. I don’t think I got a good night’s...
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#637 How to Build Repeatable Revenue for Your Business

Listen to “#637 How to Build Repeatable Revenue for Your Business” on Spreaker.       On‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌The‌ ‌Small‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Radio‌ ‌Show…‌ ‌ SEGMENT‌ ‌1 with Troy Henikoff,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ ‌0:00‌:‌ ‌ ‌What if you could create predictability across every aspect of your business – including your growth? Troy Henikoff says building repeatable revenue and creating predictable growth is all about knowing the levers in your business. He’s here to explain how. SEGMENT‌ ‌2 with Jeffrey...
Tags: Small Business, Sales, Trends, Chicago, Unemployment, Revenue, Community, Hiring, Growth, Radio Show, Northwestern University, MetLife, Troy Henikoff, Employee Loyalty, Kellogg School of Business, Jessica Moser

The 54 best books to read if you want to be a journalist, according to journalism professors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Journalism is a diverse and creative profession, so there's much to learn from reading. 55 college professors suggested more than 50 book recommendations to add to your reading list. Below, find books on writing, editing, interviewing, digital media, photography, podcasts, and more. Amazon; Bookshop; Alyssa Powell/Insider Real talk - I'm a soon-to-be journalis...
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'Oddball supernova' appears strangely cool before exploding

Led by Northwestern University, the international team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to examine a massive star two-and-a-half years before it exploded into a supernova. At the end of their lives, cool, yellow stars are typically shrouded in hydrogen, which conceals the star's hot, blue interior. But this yellow star, located 35 million lightyears from Earth in the Virgo galaxy cluster, was mysteriously lacking this crucial hydrogen layer at the time of its explosion.
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power by Susan Page

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power by Susan Page The definitive biography of Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American political history, written by New York Times bestselling author and USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page. Featuring more than 150 exclusive interviews with those who know her best—and a series of in-depth, news-making interviews with Pelosi herself—MADAM SPEAKER is unprecedented in the scope of its exploration...
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Spotlight: How Monarc Sport Built a Robotic Quarterback to Help Athletes Train During a Pandemic

The pandemic has impacted the sports world in a major way. Athletes had to adjust and find ways to hone their skills on their own. Luckily, Monarc Sport had already developed a robotic quarterback perfect for this job. The Seeker stepped up and helped some big names in the NFL this year. And it’s a useful training tool for college teams as well. Read about the invention and the company’s journey in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers the Seeker, the world’s fir...
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Women are taking a 'rain check' on babies, and it could change the shape of the economy

The number of births have been declining during the pandemic. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images America is seeing a "baby bust" as women put off having kids during the pandemic. The drop in births intensifies a pre-pandemic trend of decreasing birth rates and fertility rates. It could slow down the economy in the long term, but it could also result in a delayed baby boom. See more stories on Insider's business page. The predicted baby boom is looking more like a baby bust. While many though...
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8 Northwestern courses you can take online for free, including an in-depth leadership class

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Northwestern; Alyssa Powell/Insider Northwestern is one of the best 25 schools in the world and offers online courses for free. You can take classes from the renowned Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism. Below, you'll find 8 of the most popular online courses from Northwestern available on Coursera. You don't need a 4.1 GPA or thousands of dollars to enroll in courses fr...
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Phase 3 clinical trial tests new treatment for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer

A new phase 3 randomized clinical trial overseen by CU Cancer Center member Chad Rusthoven, MD, and Vinai Gondi, MD, from Northwestern University, is testing whether a new treatment approach could result in improved outcomes for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) that has spread to the brain.
Tags: Health, Northwestern University, SCLC, CU Cancer Center, Chad Rusthoven, Vinai Gondi

How to get into a startup accelerator

Should you try to get your company into an accelerator? How far along should your idea and your team be before applying? When it is time to apply, how do you make your application stand out from hundreds or thousands of others? How fancy do you need to get with the application video? For answers, we spoke with Neal Sáles-Griffin, managing director of Techstars Chicago, and the founder of one of the earliest coding bootcamps with Code Academy (later known as The Starter League). He is an adjunct ...
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The pandemic has left millennials more divided than ever before

Millennials are emerging from the pandemic divided on several fronts. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images The pandemic has amplified and created divisions within the millennial generation. It's intensified a millennial wealth gap, with some faring well while lower-earners are struggling. Several more chasms are now yawning wide open, from the way millennials live to how "adult" they can be. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has had a lopsided affect on millennials, a g...
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Kindest Lie: A Novel by Nancy Johnson

The Kindest Lie: A Novel by Nancy Johnson Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman’s Day * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * and more! “The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, and what it means to grow up Black…beautifully crafted.” —JODI PICOULT “A fantastic story…well-written, tim...
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Can limiting the priming dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine improve immunity?

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Rochester in the U.S. addressed this question in their study. The researchers also explored whether the vaccines administered across the world could confer sterilizing immunity while preventing severe disease and death.
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First-of-its-kind mechanical model simulates bending of mammalian whiskers

Researchers have developed a new mechanical model that simulates how whiskers bend within a follicle in response to an external force, paving the way toward better understanding of how whiskers contribute to mammals' sense of touch. Yifu Luo and Mitra Hartmann of Northwestern University and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology.
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‘Voltswagen’ confirmed as April Fool, Nike’s ‘Satan shoe’ lawsuit has implications for retailers: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.    Yes, 'Voltswagen' was an April Fool Volkswagen’s hype around renaming itself “Voltswagen” in the U.S.  was nothing more than an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke; but not everyone is finding it hilarious. ...
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No longer a 'lost' generation: Millennials born in the 1980s are finally getting richer

Older millennials are finally making financial strides. Noam Galai/Getty Images Millennials born in the '80s had wealth levels 11% below where they should be as of 2019, per the St. Louis Fed. They've made strides: In 2016, that wealth deficit was 34% thanks to Great Recession setbacks. It's not clear yet whether the pandemic has set these gains back. See more stories on Insider's business page. Older millennials are finally getting richer.Over the past three years, they...
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