Dengue vaccineAn effective vaccine against dengue has been elusive for over two decades now. There have been failed attempts and some with limited success. Sanofi, the French multinational company, developed a vaccine named Dengvaxia, which had mixed results. Its use is now limited to a very few countries. Experts say that the problem with developing a vaccine against dengue virus is its tough task of encoding protection from all four serotypes.In recent years, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the Japanese major has claimed progress in its vaccine efficacy upto 80 percent in a clinical trial carried out among 20,000 children aged between 4 to 16 years in the 12-month period after the second dose, which was administered three months after the first dose. … [Read more...] about New research improves understanding on dengue, but vaccine search continues
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64 percent of consumers are fearful of their own health 82 percent are fearful of the health of others 64 percent are worried about the impact on their personal job security 88 percent are worried about the impact on the economy People are thinking, feeling, and making decisions differently. Added together, Gen N represents a connected consumer, by choice or by default, whose decisions are now also driven by the stressors, feelings, and consequences of a global pandemic. … [Read more...] about How COVID-19 created a new kind of consumer in just 90 days
Looking further into the future CEOs like to point to the value created under their tenure by pointing to the valuation appreciation under their watch, but what if short-term maximization is followed by long-term decline—is that success? After Jack Welch left GE (with a golden parachute of $417 million), its valuation collapsed to under 15% of its peak. Was Jack Welch successful? Simon Sinek explores this conflict between short-term and long-term success in his most recent book, Infinite Game, which highlights the absence of a “finish line” in business, meaning the definition of “winning” is moot. If more leaders considered multi-generational success, many business practices would change, from what to invest in, to how to treat people. … [Read more...] about Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one
Steven Quick, who has spent the past seven years as a top executive at commercial real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, and Michael Casolo, who’s worked at JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, and the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, have just joined the global workplace design-build firm Unispace. The company, which has designed and built out offices for companies including Airbus, Sonos, Michael Kors, and the Salvation Army, is a new kind of one-stop shop for office real estate. Founded in Australia in 2010, Unispace has grown to 46 offices and design studios in 25 countries. Quick will be the company’s global CEO, and Casolo its chief revenue officer. … [Read more...] about Are offices dead? Not yet, but real estate power brokers are betting on a new strategy
Before it was banned, CamScanner was a popular document scanning app, with more than 100 million downloads in India despite storing sensitive user data abroad and malware concerns. Now, an Indian startup wants to build a similar product but with a promise not to abuse users’ data. … [Read more...] about This Indian startup wants to be the new CamScanner, without abusing data. Will it work?