Entries by CAPTIS

Ditching Active & Passive

Ditching Active & PassiveBy Peter Weddle Let’s ditch the adjectives active and passive. They’ve become long in the tooth and less then helpful in describing and differentiating candidates. I know there’s some nostalgia attached to their use, but in these challenging times, we need terms that will actually help us find and recruit the top […]

More Genes Implicated in Type 2 Diabetes, Oxford University Study

UK researchers in international study find 12 new genes linked to type 2 diabetes 28th June 2010 – An international consortium of scientists from across the UK, Europe, US and Canada have found 12 more genes linked to type 2 diabetes. 11 of these influence insulin production or the effect of insulin. The largest study […]

Stem Cells Return Sight to Burn-Damaged Eyes, University of Modena Study

June 23, 2010 — A regenerative treatment that uses stem cells taken from the patient’s own eyes is helping some blind patients see again. Italian researchers report that the stem cell procedure resulted in successful corneal transplantation in three-fourths of patients with blindness in one or both eyes, caused in most patients by chemical or […]

A*STAR And Genome Institute of Singapore Scientists Find Genes Associated With The Development Of A Form Of Throat Cancer Called Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Through A Large Scale Study Of More Than 10,000 Subjects

6/1/2010 2:59:09 PM Scientists from Singapore, China and USA have identified three new susceptibility genes in a genome-wide association study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The study, led by the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a biomedical research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre, identified […]

Breakthrough In Stem Cell Culturing, Karolinska Institute Study

(PhysOrg.com) — For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal substances, which is essential for future clinical uses. The method has been developed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and is presented in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Embryonic stem cells can be turned into […]

The Taste of Tiny: Putting Nanofoods on the Menu, Study

By Emma Davies Editorial: How to persuade us to swallow nanofood NOTHING says summer holidays quite like ice cream. On a hot afternoon by the sea, there’s little to beat the simple pleasure of a cooling scoop of your favourite flavour. Can food get much more satisfying than this? Vic Morris thinks it can, with […]

Restraint of Vision: “Deals Closed with New Employees”

Restraint of Vision: “Deals Closed with New Employees”By Peter Weddle Vision without sufficient resources is nothing more than hallucination. As the economy strengthens, recruiting teams are tuning up their strategies for filling expected vacancies, but most still lack the budget and staff to implement them. If the paradigm before the Great Recession was to “do […]