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Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 18, 2020. STR The outbreak of a new coronavirus stemming from Wuhan, China has killed four people with confirmed cases totaling more than 200 ahead
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account reps from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing
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Preliminary sales figures for the first cannabis-based medicine in the United States are in and they’re telling a bullish story, according to GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover. Epidiolex, which contains cannabidiol to treat severe forms of epilepsy, brought in $104 million in net sales in the fourth quarter and a total of $296 million in
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Moderna Therapeutics is working with Amazon‘s cloud service to deliver a new class of medicines that apply messenger RNA, which is the “software of life,” CEO Stephane Bancel said Wednesday. The biotech company is undergoing clinical trials with mRNA, a single-stranded molecule used to make protein in cells, to develop personalized cancer vaccines. In an
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A technician at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has reached a deal with the U.K. government to provide its late-stage cholesterol drug, inclisiran, to patients at high risk of a heart attack, the company announced Monday. The drug,
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A slider made of Zhenmeat’s plant-based meat alternative pictured in Shanghai, China on January 13, 2020. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC Chinese plant-based meat substitute start-up Zhenmeat is looking to raise around $2 million of funding this year as it expands across the world’s second-largest economy and fends off a potential challenge from U.S. rivals. Zhenmeat
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Anne Viola-Krase, a Virta Health patient Anne Viola-Krause Anne Viola-Krause has been taking medication for her diabetes for more than a decade. In 2016, her doctor recommended that she up her dose, but Viola-Krause felt reluctant because of the side effects. Viola-Krause is one of more than 30 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, which
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A woman undergoes a mammogram exam. Media for Medical | Getty Images Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered by Google’s DeepMind algorithm may be more accurate at spotting breast cancer than real life doctors. The findings, published in Nature.com on Wednesday, come after researchers from Imperial College London and Google Health “trained” a computer to spot abnormalities
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Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration would consider restricting the sale of menthol-flavored vaping products if teens start using them as the agency moves to ban most other flavors, an FDA official said Friday. Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that
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Amir Rubin, new CEO of One Medical One Medical One Medical, a chain of primary care clinics that touts a “technology-powered model” and has raised money from Alphabet, just filed to go public on the Nasdaq.  Founded in 2007, One Medical provides care at facilities in nine metropolitan markets throughout the country, with three more on
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Getty Images When it came to biomedical breakthroughs, this past decade represented a lot more hype than substance. We were promised a new era of “precision medicine,” where every patient would receive highly personalized treatments to target specifics fault in their genes. But in recent months, reports surfaced that these experimental therapies were failing most
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