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Enigma Biomedical - USA Announces Appointment of Hartmuth Kolb, PhD as Chief Scientific Officer

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Enigma Biomedical USA (EB) today announced the appointment of Hartmuth Kolb, PhD as Chief Science Officer (CSO).

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  • Enigma Biomedical USA (EB) today announced the appointment of Hartmuth Kolb, PhD as Chief Science Officer (CSO).
  • Dr. Kolb’s passion for innovation and scientific rigor has driven his extensive career and broad recognition.
  • He will join Enigma at the beginning of March, 2024.
  • In his 10 year tenure at Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, he served as the Vice President, Neuroscience Biomarkers and Global Head of Imaging.

Vianode appoints Howard Ormonroyd as CFO, bringing extensive experience in financing large-scale materials and infrastructure projects

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vianode, an advanced battery materials company providing sustainable anode graphite solutions, has appointed Howard Ormonroyd as CFO.

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  • OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vianode, an advanced battery materials company providing sustainable anode graphite solutions, has appointed Howard Ormonroyd as CFO.
  • "Howard adds a unique combination of financial expertise and extensive experience from the energy, industrial and renewables markets, together with global managerial competence.
  • Ormonroyd has a proven track record of facilitating large and attractive financing for rapidly growing companies.
  • Vianode is positioning to meet increasing demand for batteries and anode graphite solutions driven by global electrification and EV deployment.

Vianode appoints Howard Ormonroyd as CFO, bringing extensive experience in financing large-scale materials and infrastructure projects

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vianode, an advanced battery materials company providing sustainable anode graphite solutions, has appointed Howard Ormonroyd as CFO.

Key Points: 
  • OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vianode, an advanced battery materials company providing sustainable anode graphite solutions, has appointed Howard Ormonroyd as CFO.
  • "Howard adds a unique combination of financial expertise and extensive experience from the energy, industrial and renewables markets, together with global managerial competence.
  • Ormonroyd has a proven track record of facilitating large and attractive financing for rapidly growing companies.
  • Vianode is positioning to meet increasing demand for batteries and anode graphite solutions driven by global electrification and EV deployment.

Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova to grant full scholarships to all Shoqan School students admitted to the world's top ten universities

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Monday, February 12, 2024

The Shoqan Walikhanov School, based in Almaty, is considered one of Central Asia's leading education institutions.

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  • The Shoqan Walikhanov School, based in Almaty, is considered one of Central Asia's leading education institutions.
  • It was founded in 2020 as a non-profit and combines traditional academic methods with modern infrastructure and contemporary teaching techniques.
  • We want to motivate a new generation of young Kazakhs to become leading members of the international community," stated Rakishev.
  • "We want to bring the best of the best universities in the world back to Kazakhstan," Aselle Tasmagambetova, who heads the Saby Charitable Foundation, added.

Leading Neuroscientists Bring Elemind Out of Stealth, Close $12 Million Seed Round for AI-enhanced Neurotech Wearable

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Elemind , the new AI-enhanced neurotech health company, emerged from stealth today, closing a $12M Seed round to further develop its first product ahead of its reveal in the coming months.

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  • Elemind , the new AI-enhanced neurotech health company, emerged from stealth today, closing a $12M Seed round to further develop its first product ahead of its reveal in the coming months.
  • The company’s wearable neurotechnology reads individual brainwaves and guides them in real-time by responding with tailored stimulation.
  • The company partnered with multiple leading research institutions to validate the technology and build applications for it.
  • Clinical trials also demonstrate Elemind is effective at increasing pain thresholds and enhancing sedation ; this study is currently in peer review.

Imperial College London TELE-ACS Clinical Trial Results, Using SHL Telemedicine’s SmartHeart® Technology, to Be Presented at ACC 24

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

The TELE-ACS trial is a pivotal study that marks a significant milestone in telemedicine and cardiovascular care.

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  • The TELE-ACS trial is a pivotal study that marks a significant milestone in telemedicine and cardiovascular care.
  • Erez Nachtomy, CEO of SHL Telemedicine, commented: “We would like to congratulate the team at Imperial College London on the acceptance of the TELE-ACS trial results for presentation at ACC 24.
  • This achievement is a testament to the researchers and their rigorous effort to conduct this groundbreaking work.
  • We very much look forward to seeing the presentation at ACC 24 which will share the embargoed full trial results with the global cardiology community.”
    ACC 24 Participants are invited to add the session to their itinerary using the following link: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/10973/presentation/22832

The surprising reason why insects circle lights at night: They lose track of the sky

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

It’s an observation as old as humans gathering around campfires: Light at night can draw an erratically circling crowd of insects.

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  • It’s an observation as old as humans gathering around campfires: Light at night can draw an erratically circling crowd of insects.
  • In art, music and literature, this spectacle is an enduring metaphor for dangerous but irresistible attractions.

Moths to a flame?

  • An early notion was that the insects might be attracted to the heat of a flame.
  • This was interesting, as some insects really are pyrophilic: They are attracted to fire and have evolved to take advantage of conditions in recently burned areas.
  • But most insects around a light are not in this category, and cool lights attract them quite well.
  • But if this were the explanation for the clusters around a light, you might expect them to bump straight into the source.

Turning their backs to the light

  • Rather, a broad swath of insects consistently pointed their backs toward the lights.
  • When their backs orient to a nearby light, the resulting bank loops them around the light, circling but rarely colliding.
  • And even more compelling, when flying directly over a light, insects tended to flip upside down, again turning their backs to the light but then abruptly crashing.

Why have a dorsal light response?

  • Although light at night can harm other animals – for example, by diverting migrating birds into urban areas – larger animals don’t seem to lose their vertical orientation.
  • So why do insects, the oldest and most species-rich group of flyers, rely on a response that leaves them so vulnerable?
  • Larger animals can sense gravity directly with sensory organs pulled by its acceleration, or any acceleration.

The growing problem of nighttime lighting


As new technology spreads, lights that pervade the night are proliferating faster then ever. With the introduction of cheap, bright, broad-spectrum LEDs, many areas, such as large cities, never see a dark night.

  • Unable to secure food, easily spotted by predators and prone to exhaustion, many die before the morning comes.
  • Restricting outdoor lighting to useful, targeted warm light, no brighter than necessary, and for no longer than necessary, can greatly improve the health of nocturnal ecosystems.
  • Samuel Fabian receives funding from the European Research Council and a National Geographic Explorer Grant.
  • Jamie Theobald receives funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Qlik Launches AI Council to Responsibly Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of AI

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The AI Council has been established to help Qlik’s customers navigate these challenges and advise on best practices.

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  • The AI Council has been established to help Qlik’s customers navigate these challenges and advise on best practices.
  • The Council will also educate Qlik leaders and employees on how to harness the full potential of AI, while providing insights into the priorities of business leaders tasked with demonstrating value from AI investment.
  • The AI Council features some of the most renowned subject matter experts from around the world.
  • Data and analytics leaders from around the world can hear from the AI Council at Qlik Connect, which takes place on June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

The Lost Women of Science Initiative Announces New Grants and Projects for 2024

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lost Women of Science Initiative enters 2024 with new funding that will allow it to continue to produce new episodes of its flagship podcast, Lost Women of Science throughout 2024, as well as develop its educational programs.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lost Women of Science Initiative enters 2024 with new funding that will allow it to continue to produce new episodes of its flagship podcast, Lost Women of Science throughout 2024, as well as develop its educational programs.
  • "Lost Women of Science is performing a great service with this critical and engaging reclamation project to set the record straight and give many remarkable women their historic due."
  • Lost Women of Science helps address that need, giving credit where it's due," said Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
  • The Lost Women of Science Initiative is also excited to welcome Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of personal genomics company 23andMe, and Jess Wade OBE to our Advisory Board.

Optimizing Monoclonal Antibody Production: Temperature and Osmolality's Impact, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Over the past two decades, the biopharmaceutical market has expanded, with monoclonal antibodies exhibiting a 26 percent higher approval rate than other drugs. The market value of monoclonal antibodies alone is expected to reach more than $300 billion USD by 2025. Monoclonal antibodies are recombinant proteins that are extracellularly secreted by mammalian cells, such as Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Advances in monoclonal antibody production technology and manufacturing strategies have led to increased yield, which is, however, accompanied by increased levels of impurities, such as host cell proteins (HCPs).

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  • In this free webinar sponsored by Advanced Instruments, gain insights into advances in monoclonal antibody production technology and manufacturing strategies.
  • Attendees will learn why temperature and osmolality in cell culture are critical parameters affecting cell growth, viability and the concentration of HCPs in the supernatant.
  • The featured speaker will discuss how temperature and osmolality in the cell culture can be optimized, seeking improved monoclonal antibody production efficiency.
  • Join this webinar to investigate the effects of simultaneously adjusting temperature and osmolality on the generation of HCPs, antibody yield and cell growth.