Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic investment firm created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will fund an effort to allows biologists to share drafts of papers before they are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals like Nature or Science.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:00 -0400Psychologist Leonore Tiefer lost her unpaid position at NYU because she did not comply with a new policy mandating that all employees get immunized to prevent the spread of flu to patients. Tiefer didn't see patients, and her case raies questions abou the ethics of such policies.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:33:00 -0400Saturated fat is again off the hook. Or is it?
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:32:00 -0400Anthem’s profits soared 44% to $1 billion in the first quarter, but wouldn’t rule out reducing its individual product offerings and service areas under the Affordable Care Act if the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress don’t fund cost-sharing reductions.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:53:00 -0400Time to treat the demise of science as a major health issue.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:42:00 -0400Computer-aided drug design is a key contributor to pharma R&D today, but its just one of many contributors. Biology still consumes everything, and is the real constraint on developing new medicines today. Healthy, realistic skepticism regarding recent "software-eats-biotech" claims is needed.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:31:00 -0400Tensions in the U.S.-China relationship are rising but the two countries are forging more partnerships to address global health, particularly as China looks to take on a larger role and expand its global reach.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:42:00 -0400A lawsuit that once looked destined for a showdown between a prolific plaintiffs lawyer and a defendant accusing him and his plaintiff of manufacturing lawsuits has been settled.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:05:00 -0400Align Technology, maker of braces alternative Invisalign, has a lot to smile about. In 2016, sales hit $1 billion for the first time. But one of its biggest advantages – its arsenal of more than 400 U.S. and 300 foreign-issued patents – is facing its term limits.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:39:00 -0400Whether or not you are religious, you should strive to live a purposeful life, and to find a community of supportive people you can regularly interact with.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:39:00 -0400Centene Corp. urged Wall Street analysts to avoid getting caught up in “unfounded headline volatility” related to political debate over the insurance market’s future under the Affordable Care Act.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:26:00 -0400Amgen is expected to earn $3.00/share on $5.65 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, the so-called Whisper number is $3.09
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:26:00 -0400
Biotechnology firms are a small but growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry. As of May 18, 2016, these are the ten biggest.
Market value: $113.9 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $22.16 billion
Market value: $110.4 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $32.8 billion
Market value: $78.3 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $10 billion
Market value: $57.9 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $10.9 billion
Market value: $40.3 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $4.4 billion
Market value: $37.9 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $5.8 billion
Market value: $31.9 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $2.7 billion
Market value: $29.7 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $2.7 billion
Market value: $20.6 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $2.3 billion
Market value: $20.2 billion
Revenue, last 12 months: $1.3 billion
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:34:00 -0400Vinod Khosla, the billionaire Sun Microsystems founder and venture capitalist, is today leading a $24.5 million financing of a whimsically named diagnostic company, Two Pore Guys, that he says could fulfill a long-held goal: making the blood test business more like the software industry.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400In a powerful essay in yesterday’s opinion section of the New York Times, “How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss”, Sheryl Sandberg describes how she helped herself and her young children cope after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, while on a vacation 2 years ago.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:03:00 -0400Success stories of startups at the interface of technology and health are emerging, but to be a part of them, traditional tech investors may need to get out of their comfort zone a bit, and learn to love, or at least embrace, services, messiness, and regulation.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:35:00 -0400Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automation products, health and wellness technologies and communication and social functionality.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:27:00 -0400Technology affects all aspects of our society, including the medical industry. Here Shradha Agarwal, co-founder of Outcome Health, shares her perspective on the intersections between technology and medicine.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:17:00 -0400A World Health Organization (WHO) announcement, Bill Gates' reaction, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:05:00 -0400Could a woman's death have been prevented if naturopathic regulators in California worked faster on an existing complaint?
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:40:00 -0400A recent study shows that our lovable, loyal pooches are shrewd manipulators when it comes to getting premium treats.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:33:00 -0400Heather Hasson has reinvented medical scrubs and you'll want to wear them even if you aren't a nurse or a doctor. Athleisure comes to the hospital.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400Fred’s Inc. added two more board directors as the company awaits word from the Federal Trade Commission on the fate of Rite Aid’s sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:04:00 -0400What’s most compelling about the new movie is that it illuminates the patient, Henrietta Lacks, and renders her unforgettable.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:13:00 -0400Human trafficking is a growing epidemic. In addition to 21 million refugees around the world, there are also 24 million people being trafficked or enslaved. But enslavement is not what we in America expect. The unthinkable psychological, physical and social trauma are part of our global problem.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:58:00 -0400However, the pendulum has swung dramatically in recent years, particularly with respect to reporting negative clinical trial results.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:15:00 -0400Strange but true--this week's food safety recall is for golf ball material contaminating hash brown potatoes. What will top this?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:16:00 -0400With U.S. President Donald Trump having been an outspoken critic of the European Union and supporting Britain’s decision to exit the Union, he appears now to be putting the EU bloc ahead of UK in a trade deal. But what could it mean for exports and investment as a snap UK general election is called?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:27:00 -0400It’s unlikely any repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act can be achieved anytime soon, leaving individual Obamacare markets “fragile,” healthcare experts told the Association of Health Care Journalists in Orlando.