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Rapid DNA analysis helps diagnose mystery diseases

(THE CONVERSATION) As doctors, we deal with a lot of uncertainty. Often, it is difficult to diagnose what is making a patient sick because symptoms from both infectious and non-infectious diseases can be indistinguishable from each other.
The tried-and-true method for clinicians has been to formulate a list of the most likely po ... (full story)


Companies' self-regulation doesn't have to be bad for the public

(THE CONVERSATION) If Boeing is allowed to certify that a crash-prone aircraft is safe, and Facebook can violate users’ privacy expectations, should companies and industries ever be allowed to police themselves? The debate is heating up particularly in the U.S. tech sector with growing calls to regulate – or even break u ... (full story)


THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

(THE CONVERSATION) Why do people distrust atheists?
A study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and extreme moral prejudice against atheists around the world. Across all continents, people assumed that those who committed immoral acts, even extreme ones such as serial murder, were more likely to be at ... (full story)


Business is booming and employers would like to expand – but they can’t

The U.S. economy is thriving. Unemployment is at a 49-year low – which is generally a good thing. But this can also be problematic, as eventually employers run out of people to do the work.
For nearly a year now, the number of open jobs in the U.S. has been higher than the number of people looking for work in nearly every ... (full story)


11th Districts reverses Trumbull County legal malpractice case

A Trumbull County trial court erred in granting an attorney’s motion for summary judgment dismissing claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Appellant Lori Schmitt appealed an Aug. 17, 2018, entry in favor of attorney Deborah Witten. At issue was whether S ... (full story)