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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

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

How to Spot Phony 'Vaccine Passport' Apps That Will Steal Your Data

As a matter of policy, the use of vaccine passports remains unclear. There’s no official, federally-recognized “vaccine passport” in the U.S., but companies are already working on passport apps for vaccinated people who want to travel or attend large events. Subsequently, the nebulous state of vaccine passports is an…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Jetblue, Passport, Life Sciences, American Airlines, US Federal government, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

United States: Podcast: Life Sciences Podcast Series - Inventorship - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

The Life Sciences industry can be particularly challenging for companies to navigate, often requiring careful navigation through rigorous testing and regulatory compliance.
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#AbuDhabi's Mubadala to invest in German eyecare firm Rodenstock - Arabianbusiness

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala to invest in German eyecare firm Rodenstock - ArabianbusinessMubadala Investment Company has announced that it will invest in Rodenstock Group, a leading manufacturer of premium ophthalmic lenses, as a minority investor alongside funds advised by Apax.Founded in 1877, Rodenstock has been a global leader in prescription lenses for over 140 years, and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.Rodenstock employs around 4,900 people worldwide and is represented by sales subsidiaries a...
Tags: Travel, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Life Sciences, Apax, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Rodenstock, Camilla Macapili Languille, Rodenstock Group, Rodenstock Arabianbusiness

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

Stanford Scientists Post Entire mRNA Sequence for Moderna Vaccine on Github

A group of Stanford researchers has hacked Moderna’s messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Motherboard first reported on Monday, and published its entire genetic sequence on the open-source code repository Github.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Pfizer, Vaccine, Github, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Scott Gottlieb, RNA, Moderna, BioNtech, Bert Hubert, Branches Of Biology, Covid 19 Vaccine

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

United States: Life Sciences Podcast Series - Trademarks - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

The Life Sciences industry can be particularly challenging for companies to navigate, often requiring careful navigation through rigorous testing and regulatory compliance.
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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

Republicans' Rich White Friends Will Outlive Us All

Barring a series of increasingly tragic disasters, we’ll probably be hearing about pandemic-related political favors and mind-melting incompetence for years. Early signs also indicate that we’re in for an exhibition of bipartisan jockeying for the role of pandemic hero by the same agents of destruction. Thinking…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Social Issues, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Hyatt, Trump, Mike Pence, Baptist Health, Bruce Rauner, Baptist Health South Florida, Kaiser Family Foundation, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki

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

United States: Life Sciences Podcast Series - Patent Applications Based On Clinical Trials - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

The Life Sciences industry can be particularly challenging for companies to navigate, often requiring careful navigation through rigorous testing and regulatory compliance.
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Why Vaccine Selfies Are Actually Good

I never realized how many of my friends and acquaintances are healthcare workers until my social media feeds started lighting up with vaccine selfies. People flash their reminder cards or brandish their bandages, and that’s a good thing: Each vaccine selfie is a little public health message, and you’re doing your part…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Selfie, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Human Interest, Vaccine Hesitancy, Influenza Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

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

Highest-Resolution Images of DNA Reveal It's Surprisingly Jiggly

Scientists have captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of DNA, revealing previously unseen twisting and squirming behaviors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Branches Of Biology, Nucleic Acid Double Helix, Molecular Models Of Dna, Helices

This Glass Sculpture of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Is 1 Million Times Larger Than the Real Thing

If you’ve ever wondered what a covid-19 vaccine looks like outside of its syringe, you can check out what it looks like in glass. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Luke Jerram, Jerram, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

Canada: Life Sciences 2020 Year In Review - Bereskin & Parr LLP

2020 will always be remembered as the year of COVID, and we would be remiss not to discuss the impact of COVID in the Life Sciences field.
Tags: News, Canada, Life Sciences, Parr LLP, Bereskin

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

Republican Lawmaker Indicted For Allegedly Selling Bogus Covid-19 Treatments

Republican state lawmaker Tricia Derges of Missouri was indicted by a federal grand jury on Monday after allegedly selling bogus treatments for covid-19, making promises to treat painful conditions with ineffective therapies, and lying to federal investigators. The 63-year-old woman is licensed as an assistant…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Labor, Social Issues, Missouri, Stem Cell, Midwifery, Life Sciences, Amniotic Fluid, Obstetrics, Branches Of Biology, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Health_medical_pharma, Embryology, Induced Stem Cells

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

A Volunteer-Run Website Helps You Find a Vaccine Appointment in New York City's Online Maze

It’s no secret that New York City, like many other places in the U.S., has been having a hard time with covid-19 vaccine distribution. One of the problems is its messy online sign-up website, which some city officials have denounced as “complex, burdensome, and buggy.” Officials said that this would create an obstacle…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, New York City, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Hiv Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology_internet, Online Maze

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ian Lopez: Drug Patent Database Revamp Falls Short of Tackling High Costs (Source: Bloomberg Law) Atty. Nancy Pei: 2020 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law (Source: JD Supra) Bob Yedid: Motus GI Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. Patent for the Pure-Vu® System’s Universal Method to Mount on the End of Most Commercial Colonoscopes (Source: Yahoo Finance) David Phelan: Apple TV Could Have Brilliantly Different Remote Contr...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington Post, Biden, Patent, Motus, Life Sciences, Mount, Hanley, Forbes Commentary, Bloomberg Law, David Phelan, Ian Lopez, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Harrity Harrity

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

Endeavor BioMedicines raises $62 million to combat pulmonary disease

A new startup has officially emerged for stealth with the raise of its $62 million Series A funding round. Endeavor BioMedicines is led by co-founder and CEO John Hood, who previously led Impact Biomedicines, and its new funding comes from Omega Funds and Longitude Capital, as well as the company’s own management team. Endeavor is also co-founded by Miguel de los Rios, who serves as its Chief Science Officer and who was previously CEO of Rift Biotherapeutics. Endeavor’s goal is to develop tre...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Biotech, Life Sciences, John Hood, Celgene Corp, Endeavor, Impact Biomedicines, Omega Funds and Longitude Capital, Miguel de los Rios, Rift Biotherapeutics Endeavor

LabCorp COVID-19 test kit has just been approved for sale over-the-counter

LabCorp has now become the first company to receive approval to sell its COVID-19 test kit over-the-counter without a prescription, according to a statement form the company. One of the largest diagnostics testing companies in the U.S., LabCorp could be a significant competitor to companies like EverlyWell, which received approvals for its at-home testing kits in May; MyLab Box, which announced a partnership with Walmart earlier this week to sell COVID-19 test kits with the giant retailer; or...
Tags: TC, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Walmart, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Retailer, Life Sciences, LabCorp, LabCorp Diagnostics, COVID-19, COVID, LabCorp COVID

Agricultural biotech startup Boost Biomes adds a strategic investor in Japan’s Universal Materials Incubator

Boost Biomes, the Y Combinator-backed developer of microbiome-based bio-fungicides and bio-pesticides for agricultural applications, has added $2 million in funding and picked up a new strategic investor in Japan’s Universal Materials Incubator. To date, Boost Biomes has raised over $7 million in financing to support the development of new products like its biofungicide developed from the micro-organisms that live in the soil in a symbiotic relationship with the plants. The work that Boost does ...
Tags: Food, TC, Y Combinator, Japan, Articles, Tech, Microbiome, Biotechnology, Boost, Life Sciences, Umi, Viking Global Investors, Yara, Jamie Bacher, Yota Hayama

Hawks make arrest in matric maths paper leak

Themba Daniel Shikwambana, who works at a printing company, was granted bail and is due to return to court in January The post Hawks make arrest in matric maths paper leak appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Physics, Maths, Life Sciences, Openaccess, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga, The Hawks, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Matric, Class Of 2020, Council Of Education Ministers, Exam Paper Leak, Rufus Poliah