Behavior

Attorneys Mary Alexander and Bobby Thompson Obtain $4.9 Million Settlement Against Chico Unified School District

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Friday, July 19, 2024

CHICO, Calif., July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander of Mary Alexander & Associates and co-counsel Bobby Thompson of Thompson Law Offices obtained a total of $4.9 million in two settlements against Chico Unified School District in a pair of school sex abuse cases involving the same middle school teacher.

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  • CHICO, Calif., July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander of Mary Alexander & Associates and co-counsel Bobby Thompson of Thompson Law Offices obtained a total of $4.9 million in two settlements against Chico Unified School District in a pair of school sex abuse cases involving the same middle school teacher.
  • Ms. Alexander and Mr. Thompson represented two plaintiffs who were middle school students at Bidwell Junior High School.
  • Both students were sexually abused by Jennifer Smith, a teacher at the school for several years.
  • Smith sexually abused these girls at different times, demonstrating a pattern the school should have recognized over the course of several years.

Social Robots Market size is set to grow by USD 14.23 billion from 2024-2028, Rise in adoption of social robots for elder population to boost the market growth, Technavio

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Friday, July 19, 2024

The battery life of social robots is a significant challenge for manufacturers, as continuous use necessitates frequent charging.

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  • The battery life of social robots is a significant challenge for manufacturers, as continuous use necessitates frequent charging.
  • University of Michigan researchers are developing biomorphic batteries, providing up to 72 times more energy for robots.
  • These advancements in battery technology are expected to boost R&D in robotic batteries, contributing to the growth of the social robots market during the forecast period.
  • The Social Robots Market is experiencing significant growth as businesses seek to enhance teaching, learning processes, and customer experience through advanced technologies.

Prenatal Exposure to PBDEs Linked to Adolescent Behavioral Concerns

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Friday, July 19, 2024

CINCINNATI, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-running Cincinnati Children's study that tracks exposures to environmental toxicants reports that 12-year-old children exposed prior to birth to elevated levels of a common type of flame retardant shows continuing associations with increased behavioral problems.

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  • The new findings focus on gestational exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), flame-retardant chemicals that can be found in building materials, upholstered furniture and electronic equipment.
  • The PBDE analysis was led by Kimberly Yolton, PhD , Division of General and Community Pediatrics, and Kim Cecil, PhD , Imaging Research Center.
  • Each 10-fold increase in BDE-28 concentration led to a +1/2 standard deviation on a standard behavioral survey.
  • Exposure to PBDEs in the environment will slowly decrease as products containing these flame retardants are recycled or destroyed.

Industrial Metaverse Market worth $228.6 billion by 2029 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

In the industrial metaverse, private 5G acts as the dedicated, high-performance nervous system, which enables real-time control and interaction as its ultra-low latency allows seamless interaction between physical machines and their digital twins in the metaverse.

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  • In the industrial metaverse, private 5G acts as the dedicated, high-performance nervous system, which enables real-time control and interaction as its ultra-low latency allows seamless interaction between physical machines and their digital twins in the metaverse.
  • It enables secure, and isolated network as it provides a private environment for sensitive industrial data and processes within the metaverse.
  • The industrial metaverse helps oil & gas companies to optimize processes and reduce operational costs.
  • Europe region is likely to offer significant growth opportunities in the global industrial metaverse market during the forecast period.

Industrial Metaverse Market worth $228.6 billion by 2029 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

In the industrial metaverse, private 5G acts as the dedicated, high-performance nervous system, which enables real-time control and interaction as its ultra-low latency allows seamless interaction between physical machines and their digital twins in the metaverse.

Key Points: 
  • In the industrial metaverse, private 5G acts as the dedicated, high-performance nervous system, which enables real-time control and interaction as its ultra-low latency allows seamless interaction between physical machines and their digital twins in the metaverse.
  • It enables secure, and isolated network as it provides a private environment for sensitive industrial data and processes within the metaverse.
  • The industrial metaverse helps oil & gas companies to optimize processes and reduce operational costs.
  • Europe region is likely to offer significant growth opportunities in the global industrial metaverse market during the forecast period.

Sedgwick Consumer Product Safety Pulse Report reveals essential insights on consumer recall behavior

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The release of its first ever consumer product safety pulse report by Sedgwick's Brand Protection division is backed by a comprehensive survey of over 2,000 consumers across North America and Europe and offers insights on consumer attitudes, expectations, behavior and perception related to product safety.

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  • The release of its first ever consumer product safety pulse report by Sedgwick's Brand Protection division is backed by a comprehensive survey of over 2,000 consumers across North America and Europe and offers insights on consumer attitudes, expectations, behavior and perception related to product safety.
  • The consumer product safety pulse report highlights communication biases and motivators for consumer response to recall events as well as the potential reputational impact to brands.
  • Among its findings, the report revealed a conflicting narrative between consumer attitudes and behaviors towards product safety.
  • To download the consumer product safety pulse report, visit Sedgwick Consumer Product Safety Pulse Report .

Spectrio’s New Menu Board App Streamlines, Simplifies Workflow For Updating Customer Messaging

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The new Menu Board App developed by digital signage and experiential retail solutions provider Spectrio directly addresses common operational pain points through advanced content editing features and a centralized product management software platform.

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  • The new Menu Board App developed by digital signage and experiential retail solutions provider Spectrio directly addresses common operational pain points through advanced content editing features and a centralized product management software platform.
  • With a simple Excel or CSV file upload, users can easily update their product libraries and manage all listings from one location.
  • “Digital menu boards inside at order counters and outside in drive-thrus are now standard features in contemporary QSR settings.
  • “Think of operations like attraction ticket counters where shows and times regularly change, and sell-outs are common.”
    Spectrio DS Professional customers now have access to the Menu Board App.

Artificial Agency Launches Out of Stealth with $16M (USD) in Funding to Bring Generative Behavior to Gaming

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Artificial Agency , an AI startup pioneering generative behavior for gaming, emerged from stealth and announced $16M (USD) in funding from Radical Ventures, Toyota Ventures, Flying Fish, Kaya, BDC Deep Tech, TIRTA Ventures, and others.

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  • EDMONTON, Alberta, July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Artificial Agency , an AI startup pioneering generative behavior for gaming, emerged from stealth and announced $16M (USD) in funding from Radical Ventures, Toyota Ventures, Flying Fish, Kaya, BDC Deep Tech, TIRTA Ventures, and others.
  • “AI has enormous potential to revolutionize gaming, yet, to date, the focus has predominantly been on very limited human-to-AI conversations,” said Brian Tanner, co-founder and CEO of Artificial Agency.
  • Companies like Artificial Agency are at the forefront of this exciting progress and I’m looking forward to seeing what the team at Artificial Agency will accomplish with this financing."
  • “Artificial Agency is another great entry into our technology ecosystem that is making a splash around the world, and I look forward to seeing their success!"

Ultragenyx Announces Successful End-of-Phase 2 Meeting with FDA for GTX-102 Angelman Syndrome Program

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

NOVATO, Calif., July 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) today announced the successful completion of an end-of-Phase 2 (EoP2) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), supporting its Phase 3 study plans for GTX-102, an antisense oligonucleotide for Angelman syndrome.

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  • NOVATO, Calif., July 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) today announced the successful completion of an end-of-Phase 2 (EoP2) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), supporting its Phase 3 study plans for GTX-102, an antisense oligonucleotide for Angelman syndrome.
  • Control patients completing the study will be eligible to roll over onto treatment after the double-blind period is over.
  • Individual secondary endpoints were also discussed and aligned on with the FDA for the domains of communication, behavior, motor function and sleep.
  • The goal of this additional study would be to enable treatment across a broad array of Angelman patient types.

University of New England Online Offering Animal Behavior Certification Course

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

PORTLAND, Maine, July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The University of New England Online College of Professional Studies has announced it is offering a six-week, 100% online Animal Behavior Professional Certificate course beginning in September.

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  • PORTLAND, Maine, July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The University of New England Online College of Professional Studies has announced it is offering a six-week, 100% online Animal Behavior Professional Certificate course beginning in September.
  • This engaging and comprehensive six-week online course offers a deep dive into the fascinating world of animal behavior, exploring the ways in which animals communicate, interact, and adapt to their environments.
  • Designed for animal enthusiasts, pet owners, aspiring animal professionals, and anyone with a curiosity about animals and their behavior, this course aims to enhance both an understanding of animal behavior and their welfare across various contexts.
  • "This course will unlock the secrets of animal communication and behavior with our six-week Introduction to Animal Behavior course," Calder said.