Category: Technology Consultant

Nobel Prize CRISPR gene editing technology used


Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their pioneering work on the gene-editing tool CRISPR. The tool has been used to engineer better crops and to try to cure human diseases. (Oct. 7)

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Coronavirus tests performed in labs are the gold standard for accuracy and antigen tests are a fast and inexpensive alternative.

But backers of a third type of test, developed by a Nobel Prize winner using cutting-edge CRISPR technology, say it has the potential to be all three: rapid, accurate and inexpensive.

Although these gene-editing technology tests are

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Bet on Improved Lithium Batteries with CBAK Energy Technology Stock

Here is a piece of trivia that even lithium aficionados might not know. In January of 2005, CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAT) became the first Chinese lithium battery company to get listed in the United States. Of course, you can still trade CBAT stock today. Importantly, it has even made some big moves in 2020.

A magnifying glass zooms in on the website for CBAK Energy Technology (CBAT)

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As its corporate profile notes, CBAK Energy Technology broadly engages in the sale of high-power lithium batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as for electric tools and energy storage.

Clearly CBAK has been, and still is, an

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Align Soars as Analysts Rave About Third-Quarter Earnings

Align Technology  (ALGN) – Get Report was getting rave reviews from analysts Thursday after the maker of Invisalign teeth straighteners beat Wall Street’s third-quarter earnings expectations. 

Shares of the San Jose-based medical device company were surging 34.8% to $453.

Evercore ISI analyst Elizabeth Anderson wrote in an investors’ note that Align Technology “knocked it out of the ballpark” in the quarter.

“Align’s results show continued dental recovery in the U.S.,” Anderson said. “Strong top-line revenue beat, plus much higher-than-expected aligner revenue bodes well for the global recovery, and third-quarter growth likely benefitted from a strong teen season.”


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Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ puts money where mouth is with new tavern


Jon Taffer is putting his money where his mouth is.

The host of “Bar Rescue,” the cable TV series that features Taffer visiting struggling bars with ideas on how to save their business, is opening a line of restaurants, called Taffer’s Tavern.

The first one opens with a preview beginning Oct. 29 in Alpharetta, Georgia, and will be coming soon to Boston; Washington, D.C.; and other markets. It was originally slated to open in July, but got sidetracked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jon Taffer, the “Bar rescue” host, is opening “Taffer’s Tavern” (Photo: Jon Taffer)

Taffer says the fast

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In Unprecedented Times For HR Teams, Technology Can Help

Vice President of HR at Appian, she is responsible for developing and retaining talent while enhancing the culture and talent brand.

As I’ve been writing about since the beginning of the lockdowns, Covid-19 has thrust HR into a more visible leadership position. In March, companies and employees looked to us to safely manage the transition to working from home, and now there’s another transition HR needs to manage: a hybrid onsite and remote workforce with strict health and safety requirements. The stakes have never been higher and many are feeling the pressures even more with people’s lives literally

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