Blood Test spots Cancer a year early using ctDNA analysis: Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. It’s the latest development for tests called liquid biopsies, which analyze cancer using blood rather than tissue samples. Some doctors use these tests now to guide care for patients with advanced cancers, mostly in research settings. The new work is the first time tests like this have been used to monitor the evolution of lung tumors at an early stage, when there’s a much better chance of cure.
In 2014 Slack Technologies launched its workplace collaboration tool and began to grow quickly to meet demand just as the technology industry was taking a very public and hard look at its lack of diversity.
The 30-person company jumpstarted a conversation that chief executive Stewart Butterfield sums up as: “Let’s talk about what kind of company we want to be down the road.” What Slack hoped to avoid: Growing the way technology companies typically do by hiring a lot of white and Asian men. One of the executives penned a manifesto that pledged Slack would hire as many people from diverse experiences and backgrounds as it could.
For all its good intentions, three years later this privately held company used by five million people and valued by investors at nearly $4 billion is not much more diverse than many of its peers. Of its hundreds of employees, relatively few are people of color and, while it has a very strong showing for women in technical and management roles, few women hold leadership roles, according to the company’s latest diversity report card that it released Wednesday. Nearly 60% of Slack workers in the U.S. are white and 25.2% are Asian. More than seven out of 10 company leaders are men.
I expected to live long enough for my personal tragedy to be made impossible by technology. I was not expecting the bittersweet feelings. I imagine this is what the previous generation of Polio survivors felt after they lived long enough to see it wiped out. For me, it is a simultanious joy that soon no one will go through what I did, wishful thinking that had it happened just 20 years later…it would not have happened. Weird to think that I would have a teenage son now. Weirder still to know the unforgettable Day, and yet 16 years of time, note its passing after the fact.
Hello hello everyone, my name is as you already know Rose but i actually prefer my second name, Elisabeth (like the queen of England). I plan to study ‘live science and technology’ in a few years, i say a few years because i want to take a gap year with my family in Italy (i’m not italian tho, they migrated). if i have to describe myself i would say that i am a very bubbly person with way to much interests. i like… movies, drawing, holahooping, reading, drinking tea, cats (espicialy my own, they are called Finnian and Cake (yes, like the dessert)), walks, nature, mathematics, physics and many more. I also love music, my taste goes from metal to musical songs (mostly, les miserables) my favorite band is MUSE. I play the cello, base guitare and the double cello.
Preferences: i am looking for someone who loves to talk about absolutely nothing and everything at the same time. i want to talk about conspiracy theories, how weird clouds are, series and shows, our lives and maybey my feelings also (that one is optional). i prefer someone older than 16, who is open minded. any type of communication is fine (snail mail, e-mail, portals, blood magic, teleportation, etc.)
Books & Novels: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror, Mystery. (Haven’t ready a decent book in along time though. Developed a poor attention span. Now I mainly read articles of random things I look up on Google or the occasional fan fiction.)
Games: Nintendo & Sony Console games. Mainly a single player type of person. I prefer story heavy games, but the classics are fun to play with family and friends at gatherings.
Favorites include: The Wolf Among Us. The last of Us. The walking Dead. Bioshock Infinite. Resident Evil. Kingdom Hearts. Final Fantasy.