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Stopping the scourge: An all-out effort to fight opioid addiction

Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment to aid people addicted to narcotic pain relievers. | Photo courtesy of Pixabay

March 20, 2018 - 5:16pm

Non-addictive cone snail therapy could help with chronic pain

The conid gastropods (cone shells) are fascinating marine snails for a couple reasons – they have attractively shaped, colorful shells and they are killers. But according to a Seattle biotech company, their venom can also help ease chronic pain. | Photo courtesy of James St. John
 

March 12, 2018 - 3:43pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Daniel Levitt

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Bellevue College partners with Coding Dojo to provide tech training for underserved

Students in a computer programming class at Bellevue College. I  Photo courtesy of Bellevue College.

December 19, 2016 - 4:02pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ross Toohey

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Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Food for thought: UC Davis, Peet’s perk up science of coffee

It’s a long, complex road from coffee bean to cup – a process the UC Davis Coffee Center will enable students to study in detail. | Photo courtesy of Peet's Coffee

October 5, 2016 - 7:45pm

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