How Dell shapes personalised pediatric cancer treatment

How Dell shapes precision pediatric cancer treatment

Dell Inc. has designed and implemented several corporate social responsibility programs centred on the use of technology to make positive social and environmental impacts. One of these programs focuses on pediatric cancer research. Necessity prompted the multination company to focus its attention on pediatric cancer. Accordingly, the small patient-base of pediatric cancer generates little attention […]

HIV develops resistance from CRISPR genome editing

HIV develops resistance from CRISPR genome editing

It appears that the HIV can quickly develop resistance from CRISPR genome editing. A recent study by researchers Chen Liang et al reported that CRISPR/Cas9-derived mutations do not only inhibit the replication of HIV-1 but also accelerate viral escape. Several studies have earlier demonstrated the potential of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to cure HIV infection. By programming the […]

How CRISPR genome editing could cure HIV

How CRISPR genome editing could cure HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a persistent retrovirus that causes AIDS. It is efficient and crafty. Once it inserts its DNA into the genome of its host cells—specifically CD4 helper T cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells—it can remain dormant and hidden. HIV can have a long incubation period. Furthermore, like any other retroviruses, […]

Kylie Minogue vs Kylie Jenner, Trademark battle

Kylie Minogue vs Kylie Jenner: Trademark battle

Will the real Kylie please stand up? Of course, both Minogue and Jenner are real Kylies and both have the right to use their names. But the problem centres on the fact that both are not ordinary individuals and that they are using their names for commercial purposes. Kylie Minogue is an accomplished Australian pop […]

Motivations for mergers and acquisitions

Reasons for mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions continue to shape local and international business landscapes. By definition, a merger involves two companies bringing together their respective businesses to become one. Acquisition, on the other hand, involves a takeover of another company either by purchasing a controlling interest or by purchasing its entire business operation and assets. Why companies pursue mergers and acquisitions? […]

What is quantitative easing

What is quantitative easing? Definition and application

In 2015, the European Central Bank has rolled out a bond-purchase program worth more than €1.1 trillion in its attempt to stimulate economies across the crisis-stricken European Union. This specific economic policy is called quantitative easing and, although technical in nature, the concept is rather simple despite its sophisticated-sounding name. By definition, quantitative easing is […]

Crowdsourcing in medical research, How public data is advancing medical science

Crowdsourcing in medical research: How public data is advancing medical science

Medical researchers are doing some of the most critical job in the world and they are committed to making breakthrough discoveries that could benefit everyone. Currently, through advancements in digital communication technology, the public can readily help them in advancing medical science. Participating in medical research usually requires traveling to a hospital or a research […]

What is Social Entrepreneurship, Definition and discussion

What is Social Entrepreneurship: Definition and discussion

There has been no consensus on the definition of social entrepreneurship and there are continuing arguments over who counts as a social entrepreneur. This is inevitable for a concept that has been associated with different sorts of fields and disciplines. Some consider philanthropists and social activists as social entrepreneurs. Others limit the consideration within profit-oriented […]

From inferiority to deceitfulness: Understanding a know-it-all person

Know-it-all person: Dealing with one

Martin is an assertive and enthusiastic kind of guy. During collaborative works, he projects himself as someone who has the plan, the experienced, and the one in the know. He is essentially the type of employee whose presence is felt and whose absence leaves a mark. And this does not mean he is loved by […]

How does magnetic secure transmission or MST payment works?

How does magnetic secure transmission or MST payment works?

MST or magnetic secure transmission is a patented technology developed for equipping mobile phones with digitised payment capacity through traditional magnetic readers. It essentially and theoretically turns existing mag stripe-equipped point-of-sales terminals into contactless readers without any hardware modification. LoopPay, Inc. developed and introduced MST as a smartphone accessory. In 2015 however, Samsung Electronics acquired […]

Why Google changed its typeface logo

Why Google changed its typeface logo?

A lot of things are brewing inside the tech giant. For starters, the company has caught the tech and business world off-guard last month with the announcement of a corporate restructuring and the introduction of Alphabet—a holding company that would compartmentalise the various business ventures of the tech giant, with Google being a separate wholly-owned […]

Hedonic Adaptation Prevention model, A theory of happiness

Hedonic Adaptation Prevention model: A theory of happiness

Everyone wants to be happy but understanding what happiness really means can be tough. By definition, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being determined by positive emotions or pleasant feelings ranging from intense joy to a strong sense of contentment or satisfaction. It is also important to take note of the fact that […]

Google is now called Alphabet, What does this mean

Google is now Alphabet. Why? What does this mean?

Google announced on 10 August 2015 a massive organisational overhaul that had the tech and business world caught off-guard and starting October 6, the tech giant is now called Alphabet. This announcement might come as a surprise for some and others initially thought that the company would drop the “Google” brand name. This is not the case nonetheless. […]

Why ISIS promotes sexual abuse and slavery of women

Why ISIS promotes sexual abuse and slavery of women?

Snatched from their families, hundreds of women are lined up for inspection by armed men. They are analogous to commodities. Some end up as unwilling companions of young jihadists while others are sold as slaves. All of them are forced to give men sexual favours nonetheless. Liked priced possessions, the younger and prettier, the better. […]

With Facebook and Amazon, YouTube is up for a heated competition

With Facebook and Amazon, YouTube is up for a heated competition

Google has successfully created a cultural phenomenon since it acquired YouTube in November 2006. With video contents shared on a social networking platform, the website has become popular for online entertainment and information acquisition. It has also been credited for further promoting online and citizen journalism, introducing independent content creators, and launching the careers of […]

Graduation program, Improving the lives of poor people and eradicating poverty

Graduation program: Improving the lives of the poor and eradicating poverty

A multipronged program that includes savings awareness, one-time asset transfer, skills training, life coaching, and healthcare assistance, among others could significantly help improve the lives of poor people and combat the prevalence of poverty. An extensive study conducted across three continents has validated the effectiveness of this particular anti-poverty initiative referred to as the Graduation […]

Implementing a contango strategy during global slumps in oil prices

Contango strategy during oil price slumps in the global market

While slumps in the global prices of oil might alarm oil companies and oil exporting countries, the situation brings forth opportunity for several traders and investors. They respond to these price slumps by purchasing and storing millions of oil barrels in large shipping vessels. This response is referred to as a contango strategy. By definition, […]

Cats vs cancer, These adorable cats are joining the fight against cancer

Cats vs cancer: These adorable cats are joining the fight against cancer

Without a doubt, cats dominate the Internet. There is a large community of online users dedicated to consuming contents related to these furry creatures. In fact, some of the most popular social media celebrities we have are cats—there is Nala Cat who has a sizeable Instagram following and Grumpy Cat whose Internet fame has lead […]

Play Android games on your TV via ZRRO, a touch-enabled and hover-enabled gaming console

ZRRO is bringing the entire touch-based Android gaming experience on TV

Probably, one of the reasons why Android-based gaming consoles remain unsuccessful is that most Android games are designed for devices with touch inputs. In other words, they don’t translate well to an awesome television experience. Startup company ZRRO Ltd. has nonetheless come up with a more viable solution centered on designing and developing an Android-based […]