Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 9:19 AM EST Dec 5, 2018 Meet one of Ford's newest employees, Natasha. She spends much of the day dozing on her desk. When she's awake, she's socializing. And, when nature calls ... forget the ladies room, Natasha heads for the lawn. Natasha is not your typical Ford employee. She's an 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier pup. She has been coming to work with her owner and 15-year-veteran Ford employee, Jeannie Floer, 51, at least once a week since mid-September. That's when Ford launched a pilot program allowing those who work at Ford Land, its real estate management arm, to bring their dogs to work. "I was so happy when Ford offered it," said Floer, who's an occupancy planner at Ford Land. "It's good for new people who might work 10- to- 12-hour days. They don't have to worry about their dog." Whether it's a dog at work, a daily happy hour at the … [Read more...] about Detroit automakers offering perks to woo tech talent amid cuts
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Candice Williams The Detroit News Published 5:58 PM EDT Oct 25, 2018 As a graduate of the Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, Avinash Rachmale has had an ongoing relationship with the school. He started a business locally, hires Wayne State graduates and sits on the college’s Board of Visitors. That relationship grew Thursday with the university announcing that Rachmale and his wife, Hema, have donated $5 million to the College of Engineering for scholarships and a new testing laboratory. “I’m passionate about Wayne State and I think this will be a great help to the engineering school,” said Rachmale, CEO and chairman of engineering firm Lakeshore Global Corporation. The announcement comes as Wayne State wraps up its “Pivotal Moments” fundraising campaign and the university closes out its sesquicentennial celebration on Friday. The university raised $776.5 million, exceeding its $750 million goal, University President M. Roy … [Read more...] about Wayne State announces $5M donation for scholarships, new testing lab
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid. ByGina Kolata Oct. 16, 2018 The results of a genetic test may seem final — after all, a gene mutation is present or it is not. That mutation increases the risk of a disease, or it does not. In fact, those findings are not as straightforward as they might seem, and the consequences may have grave implications for patients. While a person’s genome doesn’t change, the research linking particular bits of DNA to disease is very much in flux. Geneticists and testing labs constantly receive new information that leads them to reassess genetic mutations. As a result, a mutation The result: The gene … [Read more...] about The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
By Samantha Ketterer Updated 8:19 am CDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A single-dose vial of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine. A single-dose vial of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine. Photo: Damian Dovarganes, STF / Associated Press PHOTOS: Vaccination exemptions Seattle was one of 15 'hotspot' metropolitan locations where more than 400 kindergartners received non-medical exemptions for vaccinations in 2016-2017. >>Here are the cities with the most non-medical exemptions for vaccines... less PHOTOS: Vaccination exemptions Seattle was one of 15 'hotspot' metropolitan locations where more than 400 kindergartners received non-medical exemptions for vaccinations in 2016-2017. >>Here are the ... more Photo: @ Didier Marti/Getty Images Spokane also made the list. Spokane also made the list. … [Read more...] about Boy in Houston tests positive for measles, Texas Children’s confirms
George Hunter The Detroit News Published 3:17 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 A lawsuit filed by a man who spent 25 years in prison for a 1992 murder he didn’t commit claims a pair of former Detroit police detectives fabricated evidence in order to get a conviction. Desmond Ricks, 52, who was released from prison last year after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy dropped the charges, has a $125 million lawsuit against the city of Detroit and former detectives David Pauch and Donald Stawiasz. The suit claims the detectives, now retired, falsified firearms test results to make it look like bullets used in the killing of Gerry Bennett came from Ricks’ mother’s gun. In a deposition last month, the city's own expert agreed the detectives were either incompetent when they concluded the fatal bullet was fired from Ricks' mother's .38 caliber Rossi revolver, or they lied about the ballistics evidence. "This case is about as bad as it gets," Ricks' attorney Wolfgang … [Read more...] about Suit: Detroit detectives faked evidence, sent man to prison for 25 years