Doctors Discover Disease in Which People Can’t Make Antibodies

Jessica Wong
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Photo: Michael Zorn (Getty Images)

In new research this month, doctors say they’ve discovered a new genetic disorder that saps a person’s ability to make antibodies. The likely very rare and treatable condition, first identified in a young boy from Philadelphia, may one day help scientists better understand the immune system.

Several years ago, doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) came across a mysterious case. Within the first year of his life, patient Luke Terrio had experienced far more infections than normal—infections that were no longer responding to antibiotics and were

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Discover the World Announces Change in Canadian Leadership

Jessica Wong

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Joanne Lundy, who has been Discover the World  Director Canada for 28 years, is retiring from the position as of May 2021. The new incoming Director is Jane Clementino. Jane is a well-recognized travel executive in Canada with 30 years of experience in aviation, corporate travel management, and retail travel. She has extensive knowledge of the travel marketplace, distribution channels, and supplier relations, combined with strategic insights and business development capabilities – which have produced a great track record of revenue and brand growth.

During her tenure, Lundy developed

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The ‘Discover, Classify, Protect’ And Data Loss Prevention Realities

Jessica Wong

Co-Founder & CEO of SecureCircle, a SaaS-based cybersecurity service that extends Zero Trust security to data on the endpoint.

Let’s admit the “discover, classify, protect” paradigm is wrong — or, at the very least, flawed. 

Overall, the discover, classify, protect approach sounds very reasonable: Find all your data, then figure out the level of importance of each piece of data, and then protect the essential data. Yet, many fatal flaws exist in this approach.

Discover, classify, protect can prove to be a bottomless pit of money and resources without fulfilling the DLP (data loss prevention) promise. Discovery could

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Flywire partners with Discover on global education payments

Jessica Wong

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Scientists Discover New Auroral Phenomenon Hidden in 19-Year-Old Video Footage

Jessica Wong

Not all auroras slither through the sky like snakes. Some – called diffuse aurora – are more like an even glow dispersed throughout the sky.

Scientists know a fair bit about these diffuse auroras, but an old video from 2002 revealing what seems to be an undocumented auroral phenomenon shows we definitely don’t know everything.

 

“We found these events in a movie taken the night of March 15, 2002 in Churchill, [Manitoba], Canada,” the researchers write in a summary of their research.

“They appear as a section of diffuse aurora that rapidly brightens, then disappears and also erases the background

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