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L.A. Records No New Covid Deaths for First Time in Over a Year as Life Gets More Normal

Los Angeles County recorded no new deaths from covid-19 on Sunday, the first time that’s happened since L.A. County identified its first coronavirus death on March 10, 2020. And while experts warn there’s a possibility of undercounting that typically happens on weekends, it’s still a great sign that Southern…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Narendra Modi, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, Medical Specialties, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Covid 19 Vaccination In Israel


Biden proposes ARPA-H, a health research agency to ‘end cancer’ modeled after DARPA

In a joint address to Congress last night, President Biden updated the nation on vaccination efforts and outlined his administration’s ambitious goals. Biden’s first 100 days have been characterized by sweeping legislative packages that could lift millions of Americans out of poverty and slow the clock on the climate crisis, but during his first joint address to Congress, the president highlighted another smaller plan that’s no less ambitious: to “end cancer as we know it.” “I can think of ...
Tags: Health, TC, Congress, Government, White House, Cancer, Tech, Joe Biden, Diabetes, United States, President, Darpa, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Biden, Nih


Longevity startup Longevica plans to launch supplements based on long-term research

A biotech company, that has spent 11 years researching supplements to increase human longevity, plans to launch its supplements later this year. Longevica says it has attracted a total of $13 million from investors including, Alexander Chikunov, a longevity investor, who is also president of the company. Longevica says it created a biotechnology platform for longevity after researching the life-span of laboratory mice. It now aims to produce medicines, dietary supplements, and food products. The...
Tags: Google, Food, Startups, TC, Europe, Boston, US, Articles, Ceo, Paypal, Artificial Intelligence, United States, President, Population, Peter Thiel, World Health Organization


Could covid lead to a lifetime of autoimmune disease?

When Aaron Ring began testing blood samples collected from covid-19 patients who had come through Yale–New Haven Hospital last March and April, he expected to see a type of immune protein known as an autoantibody in at least some of them. These are antibodies that have gone rogue and started attacking the body’s own tissue; they’re known to show up after some severe infections. Researchers at New York City’s Rockefeller University had already found that some patients with bad cases of covid h...
Tags: New York City, Yale, Innovation, Seattle, Biotechnology, Rockefeller, Yale University, Emory University, Sara, Rockefeller University, Heath, IGF, Jean Laurent Casanova, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Wuhan China, Casanova


This spit test promises to tell couples their risk of passing on common diseases

A new startup called Orchid is offering the chance for couples planning a pregnancy to learn their odds of passing on risks for common conditions like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, type 1 and 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, and certain cancers to their future child. Existing pre-conception tests, which are widely available, can tell parents whether their children could have certain inherited disorders that are caused by mutations in a single gene. But such single-gene disorders, which include cystic...
Tags: Stanford, New Jersey, Innovation, DNA testing, Biotechnology, Anne Wojcicki, Massachusetts General Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Sarah Lawrence College, Zac, Broad Institute, MIT Technology Review, Patrick Sullivan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Siddiqui, Khera


Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos Kept Alive for a Record 19 Days

Building on previous experiments, an international team of scientists has created chimeric human-monkey embryos, which were kept alive for nearly three weeks. The breakthrough could lead to new ways of testing drugs and generating organs for transplant, but this line of research is raising some ethical concerns.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cloning, Stem Cell, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chimera, Jeremy Bentham, Embryo, Developmental Biology, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Genetically Modified Organism, Branches Of Biology, Induced Stem Cells, Health Medical Pharma, Weizhi Ji


Scientists Dive Into Axolotl Genome, Looking for Secrets to Regeneration

Its adorableness aside, the Mexican axolotl is a salamander of particular interest to scientists. On the molecular level, the animal seems to have a cheat code for life: It can regenerate its limbs and vital organs, an ability researchers are desperate to better understand for medical applications.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Genome, Genomics, Regeneration, Salamander, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Organisms, Elly Tanaka, Human Genome, Jeramiah Smith, Axolotl, Branches Of Biology, Genetic Mapping


Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


Airborne DNA Could Help Scientists Find Elusive Animals

A UK-based team says they were able to pull genetic material from the air and correctly identify the species it belonged to, an exciting leap for the field of environmental DNA. The technique of sampling an environment for DNA to figure out what organisms inhabit it, known as environmental DNA or eDNA, is regularly…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Dna, Environment, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Naked Mole Rat, DNA sequencing, environmental DNA, Branches Of Biology, Elizabeth Clare, Measurement Of Biodiversity


U.S. Has Record-Breaking Day With 3.4 Million Vaccinations

Today the U.S. administered a record-breaking one-day rate of 3.4 million vaccine doses, according to the White House covid-19 response team. Presumably, this was accomplished by the time of the team’s 1:15 pm ET tweet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, White House, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Biotechnology, Trump, Clinical Trials, Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Armstrong, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Bluu Biosciences raises cash to become Europe’s first purveyor of lab grown salmon, trout, and carp

A startup from Europe is joining the race to become the first big provider of lab grown fish. Bluu Biosciences has raised €7 million in a round of financing from investors including Manta Ray Ventures, Norrsken VC, Be8, CPT Capital and Lever VC to compete with a host of startups like BluNalu, Wild Type, and Shiok Meats in a bid to market with a lab-grown fish replacement. The market for sustainable fish is huge and growing. Already, concerns over the effects of overfishing and industrial fish fa...
Tags: TC, Europe, China, Berlin, Articles, Tech, Earth, Fish, Munich, Biotechnology, Founder, Aquaculture, Gary Lin, Fraunhofer Institute, Cultured Meat, Fabich


How to Find COVID Vaccination Sites in Apple Maps

While we can’t help you find a vaccination appointment—good luck, given how terribly we’ve orchestrated the process and turned it into a kind of free-for-all reminiscent of buying concert tickets, shoes, or GeForce 3080 cards—we can at least give you a useful way to see where you can get vaccinated around your general…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, Siri, Companies, Vaccination, Lifehacks, Biotechnology, Apple Inc, Human Interest, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma


Mouse Embryos Grow Successfully in Beakers, a Step Toward an Artificial Womb

Quivering with life, the developing mice moved ever-so-slightly in their vials. Just a few days since they were fertilized, the rodent embryos were minuscule—smaller than an Aspirin tablet—but their existence a is monumental feat: they developed in an artificial uterus, a first in early mammalian science and a big…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Stem Cells, Pokemon, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Embryo, Obstetrics, Developmental Biology, Jose Polo, Branches Of Biology, Embryology, Health Medical Pharma, Harman On Time Radio, Jacob Hanna, Artificial Womb


How to Plan Your 'Vaxication' in Advance

The travel industry has been hit hard since the pandemic began, with travel spending declined by 42% in 2020 from 2019. But the introduction of three leading vaccines has created a fervor for booking future travel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Medicine, Joe Biden, Tourism, Microbiology, Vaccination, Airbnb, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Biotechnology, Hopper, Us Virgin Islands, Scott, Johnson Johnson, Jen Murphy


Your Dentist or Vet Can Give You the Covid-19 Vaccine Under Biden's Plan to Expand Vaccine Access

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he will direct states to make all adults 18 and older eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Biden, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Covid 19 Vaccine, Democrats United States, Health Medical Pharma, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria


Welcome to Hotel Vaccine

The hotel, a gaudy building in downtown Syracuse, New York, housed child stars and politicians in the decades after it opened in 1924. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter stayed there, as did Charles Lindbergh, on tour to celebrate his trans-Atlantic flight. The stairs leading to a cavernous lobby are covered…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Atlantic, Ford, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Andrew Cuomo, Elvis, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Biotechnology, Charles Lindbergh, Carter, Johnson Johnson, Syracuse New York


What You Can Do After You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC

The CDC has released guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated. The biggest highlight: two weeks after you’ve had your final shot, you can spend time without masks indoors with other fully vaccinated people, although you should still wear masks when out in public. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma


New clinical trial data from Locus Biosciences shows promise in CRISPR-Cas3 technology

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest potential threats to global health today. But Locus Biosciences is hoping that their crPhage technology might provide a new solution. Based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, the startup recently announced promising phase 1b clinical trial results for their use of CRISPR-Cas3-enhanced bacteriophages as a treatment for urinary tract infections caused by escherichia coli. Led in part by former Patheon executive and current Locus CEO Paul Garofolo, th...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Biology, Cancer, Tech, Biotech, North Carolina, Duke, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Enzymes, Research Triangle, Locus Biosciences


FCI Category-I Manager Officer Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Category-I Manager/Officer in FCI 2021 FCI  Recruitment 2021 invites online application for the following 89 Category-I Government Job Vacancy Posts of Assistant General Manager(General Administration/ Technical/ Accounts/ Law) and Medical Officer in its offices spread all over the country in Food Corporation of India (FCI) Depots and Offices spread all over India (Advertisement No.01/2021-FCI Category I). Published by... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [A...
Tags: Food, Jobs, Law, India, Medical, Engineer, Accounts, Manager, Agriculture, Officer, Biotechnology, Technical, Administration, Manisha, CA-ICWA-Finance, Public-Sector


Foresite Capital raises $969 million fund to invest in healthcare startups across all stages of growth

Health and life science specialist investment firm Foresite Capital has raised a new fund, its fifth to date, totally $969 million in commitments from LPs. This is the firm’s largest fund to date, and was oversubscribed relative to its original target according to fund CEO and founder Dr. Jim Tananbaum, who told me that while the fundraising process started out slow in the early months of the pandemic, it gained steam quickly starting around last fall and ultimately exceeded expectations. This l...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Articles, Tech, Investment, Ceo, Economy, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Private Equity, Fund, Biotech


Scientists have cloned the first endangered species in North America: a very cute ferret

Meet Elizabeth Ann, a darling black-footed ferret who is first clone of a native, endangered animal in North America. Elizabeth Ann is the result of biotechnological wizardry pioneered by Revive & Restore, the wildlife conservation organization most famous for their efforts to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth and Passenger Pigeon. — Read the rest
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Promising Gene Therapy Trials Suspended Over Potential Cancer Risk

Biotech company Bluebird suspended its trials of gene therapy as a treatment for blood-related disorders over concerns of a possible increased risk of cancer. The company cited the recent discovery of two patients given the experimental treatment who developed a form of blood cancer, along with a similar case…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cancer, Therapy, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Gene Therapy, BlueBird, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Gene Delivery


Common DNA Testing Method Has High False-Positive Rate for Rare Mutations, Study Finds

Consumer DNA testing remains a booming industry, but new research released Monday suggests that it has a glaring flaw in its predictive power. The findings indicate that a common method of testing used by many companies is awful at correctly identifying rare genetic mutations that could raise the likelihood of health…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Genetics, Genomics, Genetic Testing, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Whole Genome Sequencing, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Snp Array, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism


Please, Wear the Right Clothes for Your Vaccine Appointment

A confirmed appointment for your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is the 2021 equivalent of finding a golden ticket in your Wonka bar. (Actually, no—it’s better, because getting some level of immunity to a pandemic-causing virus is far superior to a factory tour where participants are encouraged to lick the wallpaper.)Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Virology, Wonka, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Don't Share Your Vaccine Card on Social Media

As more people receive the vaccine, we’re also seeing more of them post photos of their vaccine cards to social media. After all that waiting, it makes sense to celebrate and share the news—but the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is now not to post photos of their vaccine cards online, as it will lead to…
Tags: Biology, Articles, Social Media, Vaccination, Lifehacks, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Human Interest, Better Business Bureau BBB, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences


Covid-19 immunity likely lasts for years

Covid-19 patients who recovered from the disease still have robust immunity from the coronavirus eight months after infection, according to a new study. The result is an encouraging sign that the authors interpret to mean immunity to the virus probably lasts for many years, and it should alleviate fears that the covid-19 vaccine would require repeated booster shots to protect against the disease and finally get the pandemic under control. “There was a lot of concern originally that this virus...
Tags: California, Innovation, Biotechnology, Crotty, Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Coronavirus


Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

Senti Biosciences, a company developing cancer therapies using a new programmable biology platform, said it has raised $105 million in a new round of financing led by the venture arm of life sciences giant, Bayer. The company’s technology uses new computational biological techniques to manufacture cell and gene therapies that can more precisely target specific cells in the body. Senti Bio’s chief executive, Tim Lu, compares his company’s new tech to the difference between basic programming and o...
Tags: TC, Biology, Stanford, Cancer, Tech, Mit, Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Synthetic Biology, Head, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Jim Collins, Bayer, Boston University, Lu


Poland’s GeneMe secures €5.2M seed funding for its rapid COVID-19 test

GeneMe, Poland-based biotechnology company with a COVID-19 test, has secured a €5.2M round of seed funding led by Robin Tombs, co-Founder of Yoti and previously of Gamesys, and other angel investors. The startup has developed and patented a universal protein (polymerase) for RT-LAMP testing, which allows the production of highly accurate, rapid, molecular genetic COVID tests. It has three molecular NAAT COVID-19 tests: FRANKD, SAVD, and ICED. FRANKD is CE IVD-approved and FDA EUA-applied, and it...
Tags: TC, Europe, Biology, Tech, Ceo, Britain, United Kingdom, Poland, Fda, Biotechnology, Virgin Atlantic, Co-founder, Yoti, COVID, FDA EUA, Robin Tombs co Founder of Yoti


Biotechnology: the Pentagon’s next big thing

Biotechnology has long been an important field of scientific research. But until recently, it has never been formally considered by any military as a significant technological investment opportunity, or a technology that could revolutionize the conduct of war. For example, the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board (DSB), that helped then Secretary of Defense Harold Brown identify technologies central to the second offset strategy in 1976, and helped then deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work identi...
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