A feline vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year. “We are also concerned with vaccinating people, but we believe that any reservoir of the virus is one to be concerned about,” says James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, which will soon begin clinical trials of the new feline vaccine in New York. The company is working in partnership with Italy-based Takis Biotech, and has manufactured the first doses of a DNA-based vaccine for the trial. “It has never been demonstrated that cats can transfer the virus to humans. But even having been vaccinated, I think I would not want sleeping at my feet a reservoir of SARS-CoV.” … [Read more...] about Will your cat need a COVID-19 vaccine?
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However, in a support document published with the updates, Apple acknowledged that three vulnerabilities were patched in the new software as well. Patching security vulnerabilities is nothing outside of the ordinary for any operating system. Everyone from Apple to Google to Microsoft is engaged in an eternal game of cat and mouse with hackers constantly looking for or creating new attack vectors into operating systems. … [Read more...] about It’s critical that you update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 right now. Here’s why and how
Felicific calculus is usually reserved for weighty moral decisions in medicine, technology, and innovation. Small stuff like, oh, you know, human cloning. But in modern times, when we’re all thinking more about the long-term impacts of both our professional and personal decisions, having a utilitarian screwdriver in our toolbox certainly wouldn’t hurt. … [Read more...] about This centuries-old framework is surprisingly effective for making better decisions
The tremendous ease of Zoom makes this moment of sheltering in place the perfect opportunity to find your new mentor. Come to every conversation having done your research and with questions prepared so that the executive feels that you’re valuing their time. Further, come with a “close” prepared. If the conversation goes well, and if you feel like there’s a rapport, ask the executive if they’d mind if you reached out again a few weeks or months in case you have follow-up questions. If you’re lucky, after a few of these contained, well-planned out 15 or 20 minute conversations, the person may offer to advise you with more regularity. Ideally it would turn into a long-term relationship where you find meaningful ways to add value as well. After all, the strongest relationships are mutual. … [Read more...] about Why now is the best time to connect with a CEO mentor
After years of sitting in the dark, its massive windows bricked over, a huge and historic building in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard is going back to its manufacturing roots. An extensive $42 million renovation of the century-old boat-building facility by S9 Architecture has turned it into a space for modern design and manufacturing. And soon it will be home to two of the most innovative design and manufacturing firms in New York. … [Read more...] about Why two of the world’s most innovative design firms are moving to an old shipyard