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DLDN Instrumental" by timberman (feat. Onlymeith, Mellotroniac)
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Published 1 month ago
In Chapter 2 of 12 in his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, media and publishing entrepreneur Phil McKenzie shares why it is important to have distinct roles in a business partnership. The roles create the accountability, efficiency, focus, and trust that allow the business to be more successful. McKenzie shares detailed role definition applies in his collaboration efforts with business partner Todd Triplett creating a magazine. Phil McKenzie graduated from Howard University and earned an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business - http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/ . Before starting FREE DMC - http://www.afreelife.tv/ - and the Influencer Conference - http://influencer10.com/ , McKenzie worked for eight years in sales and trading at Goldman Sachs http://www2.goldmansachs.com/ .
Published 2 years ago
This seminar on technical communication and presentations was prepared and given by Tim Miller of SpokenScience.com. This seminar provides the fundamentals in sharing science as Miller explains how to choose the very best tools to do the job of communication and shares some of the tips and tricks that can help you take your scientific presentations to the next level. Miller led this particular version at Duke University in the summer of 2010.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Interfaces (DMR-0520527), and the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (DR-0532536 and DRL-0940143).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Published 2 years ago
Researchers say they have found a way to extend the storage life of a drug used to treat H.I.V. Their work could give infected mothers in the developing world a new way to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus to their newborn babies. The drug is nevirapine. If it is given within seventy-two hours after birth, it can often protect babies from H.I.V. Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina have developed a small pouch made of foil and plastic. They say current tests show that the pouch can safely store the drug for as long as four months. But they expect that final results in October will show it can keep the liquid stable for up to twelve months. That way, H.I.V.-infected women could have plenty of time to get the pouch from a health care provider early in their pregnancy. Caroline Gamache is a biomedical engineer at Duke who worked on the project. She said many mothers in sub-Saharan Africa deliver their babies at home. They could receive this pouch early in their pregnancy when they have their first doctor's visit. Then they would have the medicine at the time of delivery. The drug company Boehringer Ingelheim developed nevirapine. It says one dose of the medicine given to mother and child prevents the spread of H.I.V. in more than fifty percent of cases. Boehringer Ingelheim has been working with the nonprofit organization PATH to offer a similar pouch for the past several years. The nevirapine is contained in a small dropper placed inside the pouch.They got the idea from health workers in Kenya. The workers had been putting the medicine into droppers, then wrapping the tube with tape, aluminum foil and plastic. PATH designed a foil pouch to hold a medicine dropper containing nevirapine. The drug is considered safe for up to two months in the dropper; the pouch itself is only for packaging protection.Adriane Burman is with the PATH office in Seattle, Washington. She says the pouch is an important tool for preventing the spread of H.I.V. from mother to child. She noted a United Nations report that in two thousand eight about four hundred thirty thousand babies were born with H.I.V. Nine out of ten were born in Africa. The report said nearly all the mother-to-child infections could have been prevented through interventions. And that's the VOA Special English Development Report.
(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 24May2010)
Published 3 years ago
Published 3 years ago