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BioAge Picks Up Muscle-Aging Program From Amgen

BioAge Licenses Amgen Drug To Treat Muscle Aging

Via: https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/bioage-picks-up-muscle-aging-program-from-amgen-bringing-pipeline-count-to-3 BioAge Labs is adding a third program to its pipeline. The new treatment, licensed from Amgen, is designed to combat muscle aging and could be useful in helping older people recover from surgery more quickly, decreasing muscle atrophy after a long hospital stay

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5 EMPLOYER TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A STAFFING AGENCY

5 EMPLOYER TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A STAFFING AGENCY

If you have never worked with a staffing firm before, here are 5 tips to have a successful experience: Timing, timing, timing. Respond quickly to an agency’s telephone call or email!  Time is of the essence as the agency may be competing to get their

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Google Maps will start showing you slower routes. Here’s why

How Google Maps is Becoming Eco-friendly!

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. The search engine said it will highlight journeys that generate the lowest carbon footprint instead of showing you the fastest route from point A

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5 Virtual Interview Tips For Job Seekers

5 Virtual Interview Tips For Job Seekers

First of all, congratulations on landing the interview! Whether it’s your dream position or you’re just getting to know the company, the hard part is over. Now it’s time to prepare for something you’re maybe not used to- a virtual interview! Here are 5 tips

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5 Job Hunting Tips To Turn Your Search Around

7 Job Hunting Tips To Turn Your Search Around

Finding the right job opportunities and standing out in a competitive market is tough. Too many professionals are unsure how to effectively look for a new job, since there are so many resources out there and so many steps to take. The good news is you can

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Here are five social media mistakes that could really slow down your job search

Five Social Media Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search

As social media continues to gain normalcy, people filter their tweets and posts less and less, while potential employers are checking out social profiles more and more. Unfortunately, today making big mistakes that are seen by the whole world is extremely easy, particularly if something

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The Biggest Technology Trends In 2021

10 Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2021

via: https://www.inc.com/anis-uzzaman/top-business-technology-trends-in-2021.html By: Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO, Pegasus Tech Ventures 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic has helped us all become acquainted with uncertainty. Companies are in a hurry to develop new digital capabilities in an effort to build resilience and retool for the post-pandemic world. Here

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COVID-19’s Impact on Biopharma Mergers & Acquisitions in 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Biopharma Mergers & Acquisitions in 2020

Most reports indicate that 2020 was not a particularly good year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the biopharma industry.  There’s also some disagreement on numbers which can be related to how they are defining sectors; healthcare versus biotech and pharmaceutical, for example.  Here’s a

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It’s The Best Time Of The Year To Give Back!

2020 is almost over but before we wave goodbye, R&D Partners wanted to give back to charities near and dear to us. We asked our employees to pick a foundation and make a donation. Here’s a list of all the amazing places we were able

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Success of U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Relies on Vaccines from Multiple Companies

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/u-s-government-banks-on-vaccines-from-multiple-companies-to-end-pandemic/ Published: Dec 09, 2020 By Alex Keown The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the cusp of approving the first vaccines against the novel coronavirus, delivering a potential end to the pandemic. Although vaccines will be available pending approval, there are questions

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Staffing Agency

A staffing partner can be an incredibly valuable asset for businesses hoping to find the best talent. However, not all recruiters are created equal and you will only be as successful as the firm you choose to partner with. Here are 3 tips you can use

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Amazon Gets Closer to Drone Delivery with FAA Approval

Via: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/31/tech/amazon-drone-faa-approval/index.html Washington, DC (CNN)Amazon received a critical certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday, bringing it a step closer to launching drone delivery in the United States. Amazon (AMZN) now has what’s called a Part 135 air carrier certificate, which must be held before a company begins

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AstraZeneca Expands Phase III

AstraZeneca Expands Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine Trial into the U.S.

Via: https://www.biospace.com/article/astrazeneca-expands-phase-iii-covid-19-vaccine-trial-into-the-u-s-/ AstraZeneca announced that its Phase III clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine  candidate, AZD1222, is expanding into the U.S. It will be dubbed D8110C00001 and is funded by the Biomedical Advanced Development Authority (BARDA) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The

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Rare ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake

Rare ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake Tracked for the First Time

VIA: https://scitechdaily.com/rare-boomerang-earthquake-tracked-by-scientists-in-the-ocean-for-the-first-time By IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Scientists observed a ‘boomerang’ earthquake along Atlantic Ocean fault line, providing clues about how they could cause devastation on land. Earthquakes occur when rocks suddenly break on a fault – a boundary between two blocks or plates. During large earthquakes,

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How To Spin Common Job Hunting Weaknesses to Positives

Most job seekers dread candidacy weakness questions because they don’t want to attract attention to their negative attributes and spoil the chances for the job. However, a weakness can be seen as an area of untapped potential rather than a personal deficiency. For this reason,

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5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

The candidate experience is essential to a company’s ability to attract top talent. Striving for positive candidate experience is key! Here are 5 tips for ways to improve your candidate experience: Be Expedient One of the quickest ways to lose a candidate’s interest is by

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Top 7 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Here are several go-to questions that you can review to be better prepared for your next interview. 1. Tell me about yourself. While worded as a statement, this is really a question you can use to describe your work background and qualifications. If you capitalize

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4 Simple Ways to Quickly Boost Employee Engagement

It has been a growing focus among leaders and is the driving force behind many strategic initiatives undertaken by major companies in recent years. Despite all this, one look at employee engagement scores in the workplace at large will show you that there is still

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How to Choose Between Two Great Candidates

In a perfect world, you’d have the budget to hire all the qualified candidates that you come across. However, that usually isn’t a real possibility and you may have to make some tough choices. What is a hiring manager to do? If you find yourself

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Enrich Your Resume with Your Experience

Enhance Your Resume With Your Experience

Being employed for an extended period of time is a good thing. However, you want to avoid appearing out-of-touch or old on your resume. Instead, learn how to phrase your experience as a huge benefit to the company you’re applying at now. Don’t Stop Learning

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What To Expect From a Open Recruitment Day

What To Expect From a Open Recruitment Day

It’s probably not an interview Firstly, don’t confuse open recruitment days with assessment centres; these are quite different beasts. An assessment day typically requires you to prepare in advance for / participate in an activity against which you’ll be rated. Unless your invitation specifies otherwise, rest assured,

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3 Ways Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

3 Ways Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

On the surface, multitasking seems like a good idea. Why not do two, or even three things at the same time, instead of one? It may sound like a good idea in theory, but when it comes to real life, multitasking isn’t effective. In fact,

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Sanofi Goes Big on $2 Billion-Plus Vaccine Partnership with Translate Bio

Sanofi Goes Big on $2 Billion-Plus Vaccine Partnership with Translate Bio

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Paris-based Sanofi, and Lexington, Massachusetts-based Translate Bioannounced the expansion of an existing collaboration to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases. The original deal was entered in 2018. Under the new deal expansion, Sanofi will pay Translate Bio $425 million up

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Making the Most of Multitasking with Technology

3 Ways to Master Multitasking with Technology

The rapid advancement of technology throughout the last few decades has led to huge leaps forward in our ability to collaborate, produce, and multitask in the workplace. However, with the influx of new technologies, we are now capable of multitasking even to our own detriment.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

It’s a candidate’s job market and, if businesses hope to compete, it’s imperative that they can attract top talent. A huge portion of the talent pool today is, at most, “passively” looking for new opportunities. This means that you can’t just post your open jobs

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Networking

7 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

How are your networking skills? You may think you’re hitting it out of the park at every networking event you attend, but you could really be undermining your efforts. Here are 7 tips you can start now to improve every networking event you attend. Never

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Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

5 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Striking a balance. That’s never easy, no matter what you’re doing. As humans, we tend to swing the pendulum from one extreme to the other. Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are

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6 Practices that Will Boost Your Career

6 Practices to Boost Your Career

Whether your workplace is a driven, get-ahead atmosphere or a laid back, friendly place, you need to be considering your actions if you want to be moving forward in your career. There are things that you are doing now that can get you that raise,

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U.S. Government Will Fund Three COVID-19 Vaccine Programs, Fauci Says

U.S. Government Will Fund Three COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

  In order to generate more shots on goal in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the U.S. government will provide funds for the development of three vaccine programs against the disease. In an interview this morning

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The Four Essential Types of Modern Employee

4 Essential Types of Employees

The modern workplace is made up of diverse groups of people from a variety of backgrounds who possess an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Gone are the days when everyone in an office tended to look and sound the same. Today, you will find

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Facts and Traditions

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following

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Apple, Google roll out COVID-19 contact tracing software kit

Apple, Google Roll Out COVID-19 Contact Tracing Software Kit

  Apple and Google are rolling out a software toolkit public health organizations and developers can use to build a connected network of smartphone apps, capable of quickly notifying people if they’ve had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Available for both Android

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Skype

10 Tips for Nailing a Skype Interview

More and more employers are using Skype interviews and other video interviews during their screening process. They may use a Skype interview in place of a phone interview, or after the phone interview before bringing you on-site.  Here are 10 tips to make a great first

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3 Leadership Skills Everyone Needs in Times of Change

3 Leadership Skills Everyone Needs in Times of Change

Change is constant, it’s time we embrace it. Even better than just embracing it-learn to lead through it! You’ll have the advantage in the workplace and in the job market. In fact, employers today consider adaptability to be an essential on-the-job skill. Here are three

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How To Craft The Perfect IT CV

It can be too easy to construct a generic CV, especially if you’re just starting out. However, a generic CV is never the best way to deliver information to a recruiter, let alone to secure an interview. Job searching is all about quality, not quantity,

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Tips for working with a recruiter

6 Tips on How to Work With a Recruiter

Just because you’ve scheduled time to speak with a recruiter doesn’t mean your work is done. By preparing you’re guaranteeing your time will be will spent. Here are 6 tips to prepare you for working with a staffing professional: 1. Ask Questions Don’t just go

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3 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

3 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

  If your career isn’t moving in the direction that you’d hoped and you find yourself dreading Monday’s it may be time to start looking for a new job. Here are 3 signs to look out for: You dread Monday mornings: Getting a knot in

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Five reasons to use a recruiter

5 Reasons to Work With a Recruiter

While recruitment consultants can have an unfair reputation, the fact is, we really do get people jobs. You should think of a recruiter as your own personal brand ambassador; a person tasked with the sole objective of helping you take the next important step in

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BioMarin

BioMarin Pens Gene Therapy Pact with little-known Swiss Biotech

BioMarin Pharmaceutical is boosting its early-stage pipeline by penning a deal with Swiss startup Dinaqor. The deal, financials of which were not revealed, is a preclinical collab and license agreement that will see BioMarin tap into Dinaqor’s gene therapy platform, specifically to work on new

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Clinical News

Clinical Catch-Up: April 27 – May 1

There was a lot of clinical trial news, much of it related to COVID-19, including promising data for Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir to treat the disease. There were also quite a few non-COVID-19-related trial updates as the industry continues working despite the global pandemic, presenting abstracts

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Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event which takes place across the world to raise awareness of problems affecting the environment. This year it comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns which have impacted the globe –

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10 Ways to Stay Productive When You Work From Home

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home right now. Including the workdays. When we’d usually be reporting to our desks, we’re finding ourselves on our couches or at our kitchen tables, trying to complete to-do lists without the built-in discipline of

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Roche

Roche Prepares to Launch COVID-19 Antibody Test System

via: https://www.biospace.com/article/roche-prepares-to-launch-covid-19-antibody-test-system Swiss pharma giant Roche is joining the race to develop a test for COVID-19 antibodies in people who have been exposed to the disease. This morning, Roche announced the development and upcoming launch of its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test to detect antibodies in people who have been

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