Long-neglected gene plays a bigger role in Alzheimer’s than suspected, study shows

first_img Log In | Learn More Long-neglected gene plays a bigger role in Alzheimer’s than suspected, study shows [email protected] GET STARTED @sxbegle Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? Francisco Seco/AP Sharon Begley Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. In the Lab About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Just days after news that an ultra-rare form of a cholesterol-related gene called APOE protected a Colombian woman from developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (as one of her other genes supposedly fated her to), a second study is providing even stronger evidence that APOE might be the basis for preventing or treating Alzheimer’s.In the largest and clearest calculation yet of how the three different forms of APOE affect the risk of old-age Alzheimer’s (not the rare form that strikes in people’s 40s), scientists found that one variant raises the risk more than previously estimated. A second lowers it more than less rigorous studies reported — by a whopping 99.6% compared to the highest-risk DNA. By Sharon Begley Nov. 11, 2019 Reprints What is it? Tags dementiageneticsneurologyresearchSTAT+last_img read more

Vice President of Enrollment Management

first_imgGeorgetown College, in the beautiful Bluegrass region of centralKentucky, is seeking applications for a Vice President ofEnrollment Management.  The Vice President for EnrollmentManagement reports directly to the President and serves with othersenior administrators on the Executive Cabinet in managing andhelping to lead the college.  This position is responsible forthe daily activities of the Enrollment Management Division,including the Admissions, International Admissions, and FinancialPlanning Offices. Thanks to record new student recruitment effortsand stronger retention, the college is experiencing significantundergraduate enrollment growth and seeks an enrollment managementleader to build on this momentum.   Established in 1829, Georgetown College offers achampionship-level education of the mind and heart in a vibrantChristian community. Georgetown is a distinguished private collegein Kentucky, offering primarily undergraduate programs in theliberal arts, sciences, and professions.  Currently, itssingle graduate program is a Master of Arts in Education.  Afull range of information about Georgetown College is available onthe website at www.georgetowncollege.edu. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Lead and manage the offices of Admissions, InternationalAdmissions, and Financial Planning;Lead and manage regional, national, and internationalrecruitment strategies;Manage the completion of enrollment projection models andregular reports;Partner with the Marketing and Communications Office to ensurean annual regional, national, and international marketing andcommunication plan to support the college’s recruitmentefforts;Strategically use financial aid and counseling in therecruitment and retention of students, optimizing use of state,federal and institutional resources;Continually assess and strengthen Admissions and FinancialPlanning efforts and operations;Communicate with the college community on enrollmentinitiatives, progress, and results;Prepare and administer annual budgets;Assist with strategic planning activities of the college, withspecial attention to those having enrollment and financialimplications;Represent Georgetown College Admissions, InternationalAdmissions, and Financial Planning at events and functions oncampus, community, regional, national and international levels asrequired and appropriate; Serve as a liaison with internal and external constituencies,such as the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff,alumni, high school counselors, enrolled students, prospectivestudents and parentsAssure accurate and prompt federal, state, and otherreporting. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESManages two subordinate supervisors: Admissions ExecutiveDirector who supervises approximately eight to ten employees and aFinancial Planning Director who supervises four to fiveemployees.Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and trainingemployees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraisingperformance of employees and coaching and supervising accordingly;addressing complaints and resolving problems.Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with theorganization’s policies and applicable laws.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:The ideal candidate should have no less than five years ofcollege-level admissions or related professional experience. Academic preparation to the master’s level ispreferred.   This position requires effective oral andwritten communication skills, and excellent interpersonalskills.    Ability to read, analyze, and interpretcommon technical journals, financial reports, and legaldocuments.  Ability to respond to common inquiries orcomplaints from prospective students and families, regulatoryagencies, or members of the business community.  Ability towrite speeches and articles for publication that conform toprescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively presentinformation to top management, public groups, and/or boards ofdirectors.    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suiteis necessary and experience with Technolution’s Slate CRM, Jenzabaror similar programs will prove helpful in thisposition.  Interested applicants may apply by following the linkto upload a cover letter and resume.   Please applyby May 7, 2021.   Review of applicants will beginimmediately and resumes will be accepted until the position isfilled.  Georgetown College does not discriminate, either in theadmission of students, hiring and promotion of employees, or in theadministration of any educational policies, programs, oractivities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnicorigin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age,disability or veteran status.  Georgetown College is committedto enhancing diversity in its faculty, staff and student body. We encourage all qualified candidates with diversebackgrounds to apply.last_img read more

Baggage Wrapping Sendiri Memang Hemat, Tapi ada Kelemahannya,Hadir dengan Beragam Fitur Terbaru, Kenapa Penjualan A330neo Masih Lesu?

first_imgWrapping dengan layanan bandara Wrapping atau teknik membungkus tas dengan plastik sangat mudah dijumpai di bandara. Kegunaan dari wrapping ini sendiri untuk melindungi tas dan mencegahnya dari tindakan pencurian, menjaga agar tas tetap bersih dan kering serta menjaga barang tetap utuh ketika ritsleting tiba-tiba rusak.Baca juga: Luggage Wrapping di Bandara, Seberapa Besarkah Perannya Untuk Melindungi Koper Anda?Mungkin bagi para pelancong yang tak mau repot bisa menggunakan jasa wrapping di bandara, tetapi ternyata hal ini juga bisa dilakukan sendiri di rumah. KabarPenumpang.com melansir laman wikihow.com, berikut ini cara, kelebihan dan kekurangan wrapping yang dilakukan sendiri di rumah.Wrapping tas sendiri dirumah # Memilih bungkus1. Gunakan plastik untuk membungkus barang tepatnya yang khusus untuk membungkus koper dan ini lebih kuat dalam perekatannya. Warnanya pun bening atau cerah, biasanya ini untuk mengidentifikasi barang milik Anda. Jangan pilih plastik wrapping untuk makanan karena lebih mudah rusak.2. Bawa lagi plastik wrapping tersebut di tas lain, karena ketika pulang dari melancong, Anda akan kembali mengamankan tas atau koper dengan plastik wrapping.3. Plastik wrapping bisa dibeli di toko online karena dijual secara komersial.# Cara membungkusnya1. Mulai dari bagian tengah koper, dengan ujung di tengah salah satu sisi yang lebih besar dan bungkus plastik di sekitar tas ketika Anda memegang ujungnya. Setelah bagian tengah dibungkus beberapa kali Anda dapat membungkus berulang kali tanpa harus memegangnya.2. Tarik plastik sebaik mungkin untuk mendapatkan segel ketat pada tas. Anda perlu memberi sedikit ketegangan pada bungkus, ini akan memastikan bahwa lapisan plastik saling menempel erat.3. Saat membungkus, lihat dan pastikan seluruh permukaan tas tertutup plastik.4. Jangan lupa bungkus bagian atas dan bawah koper. Balut keseluruhannya agar tas tertutup plastik.5. Pastikan ujung terakhir pembungkus merekat dan tidak terurai, Anda bisa menempelkan ujung dengan lakban atau selotip.6. Buat lubang pada bagian pegangan dan roda koper# Kelemahan wrapping dirumah1. Biasanya tidak terlalu rekat dengan atau menempel sempuna alias tidak sama dengan wrapping di layanan bandara.2. Tidak terlalu rapi dan terkadang setiap bagian tidak rata menutupnya ketika di bungkus dengan plastik.3. Bila memwrapping dari rumah dan plastik tiba-tiba dipotong untuk diperiksa, Anda akan sulit membungkusnya lagi. Ini berbeda dengan layanan wrapping di bandara yang akan menjamin membungkus tas Anda kembali ketika plastik di potong untuk pemeriksaan tas.Baca juga: Otoritas Penerbangan Pakistan Wajibkan Penumpang Gunakan Baggage WrappingJadi, sebagai pelancong yang bijak, pilih wrapping murah dengan melakukannya di rumah atau di bandara sebelum check in?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Loans are available related to February storm damage

first_img(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/09/2020-3:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Small Business Administration business loans are available related to declared disaster for storms, floods, slides and damage from February 3-29, 2020.last_img