Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die. Credit Credit Thomas Prior for The New York Times Supported by ByMatthew Shaer July 2, 2019 A few years ago, a scientist named Nenad Sestan began throwing around an idea for an experiment so obviously insane, so “wild” and “totally out there,” as he put it to me recently, that at first he told almost no one about it: not his wife or kids, not his bosses in Yale’s neuroscience department, not the dean of the university’s medical school. Like everything Sestan studies, the idea centered on the mammalian brain. More specific, it centered on the tree-shaped neurons that govern speech, motor function and thought — the cells, in … [Read more...] about Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
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Home HomeNewsEducationHealthTechManufacturing & LogisticsLife SciencesAg INnovationINPower INnovatorsBigWigs & New GigsVideoPurchase Gerry DickGerry's ViewSpeaking Engagement RequestSubscribeNewslettersPODCASTAppRSSOn-AirTV & Radio Listings ContactAbout IIBMeet the TeamContact UsWork at IIBFlagship Stations FBF Originals Welcomes Trio of New Hires Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:26 AM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:27 AM EDTBy Theresa Wells-Ditton, Coordinating [email protected] Davis and Jon Glesing Martinsville-based For Bare Feet has added three new members to its management team. Dawne Davis (pictured) is director of human resources. She previously worked at Ice Miller. Jon Glesing (pictured) is director of marketing and communications. He most recently worked at TCU. Dave Helmkamp is the new director of retail. He spent more than 20 years at LIDS Sports Group. For Bare Feet is a leading manufacturer, distributor … [Read more...] about FBF Originals Welcomes Trio of New Hires
Q: Shortly after I started my new job, one of my co-workers apparently decided that she hates me. “Jane” never greets me in the morning and barely speaks to me during the day. Occasionally, she yells orders at me from across the room. Recently, Jane brought candy to work for everyone but me. Another time, she ordered lunch for our group without asking if I wanted anything. Her dislike for me is obvious to everyone, including our customers. If I try to find out what’s wrong, Jane tells me to shut up and just walks away. My other co-workers are disturbed by her behavior, but they don’t have any suggestions. Since Jane won’t talk to me, how can I fix this? A: Taking co-worker squabbles to management is usually a bad idea, but given the circumstances, I think it’s time to involve your boss. New hires should not be expected to handle hostile and aggressive colleagues, nor should customers be subjected to the embarrassing behavior of childish staff … [Read more...] about New hire is flummoxed by co-worker’s open hostility
Q: After four months in my new job, I am extremely frustrated. I was hired to help manage projects and provide administrative support, but now I seem to have become my boss’s personal assistant. While I don’t mind doing general administrative tasks, I don’t think I should have to run her errands and make personal calls. Although I was clearly told that project management would be a large part of the job, I have yet to be given a task which requires those skills. When I asked my manager for more complex assignments, she seemed to understand. However, her idea of a project seems more like random busy work. Because this experience has been so disappointing, I recently began investigating other jobs. It now appears that I may get an offer for a more suitable and rewarding position. However, I feel guilty about quitting so quickly. If I do get an offer, should I accept? A: Even the most diligent and experienced applicants may encounter unpleasant surprises once they start … [Read more...] about Disappointed new hire wonders if it’s OK to quit
By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 9:07 am I’m not sure why this trend continues … but it seems if you want a decent raise you must quit your job! Even though numerous bosses are upping their overall wage scales in meaningful ways, it appears many employers will do significantly more, paycheck-wise, to lure a new worker than to keep the long-timers happy. Ponder this workplace statistical oddity from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Pay for workers who switched jobs rose at an average 3.98 percent annual rate in 2018’s first half. That’s up from 3.83 a year earlier. Welcome aboard, newbie! But wages for loyal workers who stayed put rose only at a 2.65 annualized rate in the first half. That rate of increase is actually down from 2.92 percent a year ago. Ah, the cost of loyalty! Bottom line: The quitter’s pay-hike advantage runs 1.33 … [Read more...] about Why do bosses pay new hires better than loyal staffers?