Galveston Capital Tourism And Marketing: Potential Zika Vaccine Protects Against Infection, Pregnancy Transmission & Testicular Damage

For the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. It also prevents a lowered sperm count after one vaccination. The findings are currently available in Nature Communications.

Although Zika infection typically results in mild or symptom-free infections in healthy individuals, infected pregnant women without symptoms may still give birth to a baby with birth defects like microcephaly. Similarly, infected men without noticeable signs of illness may still incur testicular injury and lowered sperm count. The Zika virus could infect the male reproductive system for several months, posing risk for sexual transmission.

“This study showed, for the first time, that a single-dose vaccine candidate could prevent Zika infection in non-human primates, block mother-to-fetus transmission, and stop male testis infection in mice,” said UTMB’s Pei-Yong Shi, senior author and the I.H. Kempner professor at the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. “Besides quickly mounting a protective immune response, this live-attenuated vaccine exhibited an excellent safety profile in both mouse and non-human primate models. Taken together, the results suggest that this vaccine merits further development in humans.”

“Having a Zika vaccine that can protect male reproductive systems, pregnant women and their unborn babies would improve public health efforts to avoid birth defects and other effects of the disease in regions where Zika is circulating,” said Pedro Vasconcelos, director of Evandro Chagas Institute in Brazil and co-developer of this vaccine. “It’s important to note that a single-dose vaccine is practically important; vaccines that require booster shots are impractically challenging for people living in developing regions where access to medical facilities may be limited.”

Other authors include UTMB’s Chao Shan, Antonio Muruato, Bruno Nunes, Daniele Medeiros, Xuping Xie, Jannyce Nunes, Alan Barrett, Scott Weaver and Shannan Rossi; Justin Richner, Brett Jagger and Michael Diamond from Washington University School of Medicine; Kaitlyn Morabito, Wing-Pui Kong, Barney Graham and Theodore Pierson from the National Institutes of Health as well as Pedro Vasconcelos from Evandro Chagas Institute, Ministry of Health, Parå State University, Brazil.

The National Institutes of Health, UTMB, The University of Texas System, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pan American Health Organization and the Kleberg Foundation, supported this work.

Crib Society of CRIB Advisors Mentors Singapore

CRIB SOCIETY is the platform to build networks, inspire and be inspired by fellow entrepreneurs

We are a community of women and entrepreneurs who support and inspire one another through networking forums and lifestyle events.

We welcome all to join our mission of creating women entrepreneurs, especially existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

With thoughtfully curated partnerships and events organized throughout the year, from dialogues with fellow entrepreneurs to forums with prominent and successful industry mentors and venture capitalists, from merchandising opportunities to fundraisers, CRIB Society members have plenty of opportunity to get connected with inspiring personalities, showcase their businesses, and to give back to society.

Hawkfield Gallery: Folk Art, Furniture



Scrimshaw Jagging Wheel (Bone) - American 19th Century, Bird motif prongs holding the wheel. Provenance Eldreds, Cape Cod- from a Massachusetts collection originating on Nantucket. Condition good. Tight age crack length of handle. Length 5.5"

Totem (Wood) - 20th century. Northwest coast style totem in pine. Raven, frog, bird, and others topped by a whale's tail. Polychrome paint in rich colors. Condition very good. Height 65".

Charles Limbert, Mission Rocker (Wood) - American, Early 21st century. Oak and leather rocker. Stamped under arm. Label on seat cushion #670, Limberts Arts and Crafts, Charles P. Limbert Company. Condition Very good. Height: 42", Depth 30" , Width 29" Other Notes: Charles P. Limbert (1854-1923) and was a contemporary of Gustav Stickley. After learning the furniture business with his father in Akron, Ohio, he established his own furniture factory in 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, designing and building what he termed "Dutch Arts and Crafts Style" furniture.

Three Tier Shelf (Wood)Three Tier Wood Shelf - thought to be sassafras. Good condition. Some chips to shelf faces. Height 29.75", Width 30.25", Depth 6"

Mallard Andiorns - Pair of Cast Iron Mallard Duck Andirons, nice used surface with traces of Polychrome Paint. Very good used condition. ht. 10 3/4, wd. 14 1/4, lg. 19 3/4 in.

Mahogany Checkerboard (Wood) - American late 19th to early 20th century, Painted Mahogany Checker Board. Wells on sides hold replacement turned wood playing pieces, 13.25" x 11"

Polar Dry Sink - Circa 1840 Polar Dry Sink. Lift top over two half-drawers with two paneled cupboard doors below. Good refinished condition. Tight age crack to one door. Height 38 .25", Width 44", Depth 18.25"

Eagle Weathervane (Copper) - Circa 1930 hammered Eagle Weathervane, intended for use on a flagpole or cupola. On wooded base, nice patina, appears to be copper. Condition excellent. 17.5 Long 25" wingspan, 23" High from bottom of base.

We specialize in 20th and 21st century American fine art and folk art, having a particular interest in American impressionism, wildlife bronzes, decorative songbirds, and shore bird decoys. Gallery owner Sally Caverly has over 25 years of experience collecting art. This field experience combines with her B.A degree in marketing, a master's degree in education and work experience as Market Research Division Director of a major publishing house.

Bacall Conniff and Associates Review: History of the Restaurant Industry

Have you been curious on how restaurants began? Or how its birth brought a major impact on anyone's lives? Restaurants have been around in some form for most of the human civilization, the evolution of this type of business brought a revolutionary effect on the family, industrialization and in the economics at a global level.

Back in the days, people who established permanent homes usually make their own food: farming and domesticating animals. When people became knowledgeable and skilled to earn a living, it became inevitable for them to designate the home-based preparation of food to an individual or enterprise. Restaurants were born with that need to simply save a lot of time and to escape the tedious routine of preparing meals all day. Instead of the staple meals we commonly eat, we can now go for a certain food we desire presented in the menu. Also, we can now purchase continental food and have it delivered at our homes.

Numerous food varieties came out with the increase of people going into this line of business. Hamburgers, doughnuts, and even the brewed coffee drink cause the growth of restaurant chains especially in Singapore making it a multi-billion business worldwide. Restaurants changed not just the economic structure of the world but also the lifestyle of people generally. Today, a lot of working people rarely cook at home and simply purchase food outside. Some families on weekends go on food trips to neighboring and foreign cities for gustatory adventures.

However, restaurants particularly fast food outlets brought adverse effect in people’s health. These commercial food establishments cater unhealthy foods just to make money. But with the continuous growth of wellness and fitness industry, more and more restaurants now offer fresh, healthy and delicious options from their menu. This proves that restaurants will certainly stay to provide support to every individuals crave for good and delicious food at any time of the day.

The highly skilled professionals of Bacall Conniff Business Advisors will give entrepreneurs an excellent accounting and financial service to help the restaurant industry strive in the global economy.

The Hay Group Singapore: Develop & Implement Strategies for Talent Management (2 days/16 hours)

Research has shown that many companies are struggling to make their talent programmes work. Why is this so?

Perhaps the key reason why talent is so difficult to get right is that every organization must fit its approach to both changing conditions and long-term strategy.
What this programme addresses is the skills and knowledge required to develop a talent management programme for high performers and/or high potential employees.

Benefits to you:

After attending this workshop, you are able to:

• develop a talent management strategy
• determine organizational talent capability
• integrate talent management programmes with human resource and business functions
• identify talent gaps within the organization
• facilitate the use of talent management tools and processes
• monitor and review talent management processes

Methodologies:

• Short lectures
• Group discussions and presentations
• Individual reflections
• Written assignments
• Case studies

Programme Outline:

Module 1: Develop a Talent Management Strategy

• Understanding the relationship of talent management with other HR functions
• Developing and implementing business plans, tools, methodologies, criteria and processes to support implementation of talent management

Module 2: Implement Talent Management Programme

• Assessing and managing talents

Module 3: Determine organizational talent capability

• Identifying talent gaps within the organization
• Analyzing the requirements of current and future roles to determine the availability of required talent pools

Module 4: Facilitate the use of Talent Management tools and process

• Using models and tools for talent management
• Reviewing and evaluating outcomes of assessments

Venue:
TBA, Singapore

Investment cost:
Nett Fee: S$1,765.50 (Inclusive of GST)

• Investment cost is inclusive of lunch and two coffee breaks.

Enquiries:
Please contact Dorcas Ong at +65 9459 9913 or dorcas.ong@kornferry.com.