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QUICK READ: Here are some recent stories that you should all be aware of. Last month I hit 80,000 readers when accounting for email, social media, and direct traffic. I love the industry, and although I want to see some changes, I know there are many good people trying every day to make it happen.

Vertex bets another $900M on CRISPR treatment for blood diseases

Bio Pharma Dive

Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics are tweaking their partnership so that the larger biotech will cover 60% of the costs — and receive 60% of the future profits — related to a gene editing therapy for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia

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Single metasurface for simultaneous detection of SAM and OAM

Scienmag

Credit: by Yinghui Guo, Shicong Zhang, Mingbo Pu, Qiong He, Jinjin Jin, Mingfeng Xu, Yaxin Zhang, Ping Gao, Xiangang Luo With inherent orthogonality, both SAMs and OAMs of light have been utilized to expand the dimensions of optical communications and signal processing, wherein unambiguous SAM and OAM identification is one of the significant topics.

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The next 2 months in biotech and pharma will be busy. Here's what to watch.

Bio Pharma Dive

New developments could come soon for two coronavirus vaccines while, a bit further off, the fate of Biogen's Alzheimer's drug hangs in the balance. Important data are expected, too, for Vertex and Sarepta

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

Scienmag

The report, based on research at a unique fossil site in Utah, provides new evidence that tyrannosaurs were social carnivores and not solitary hunters as popularly envisioned. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Land Management FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Europe's drug regulator links J&J's vaccine to rare clots as US pause continues

Bio Pharma Dive

The EMA reiterated the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks but recommended a warning be added to highlight the rare, but serious side effect. Regulators in the U.S. are expected to soon make a similar decision

Astronauts’ mental health risks tested in the Antarctic

Scienmag

No bounce back for declines in positive emotion Credit: University of Houston Astronauts who spend extended time in space face stressors such as isolation, confinement, lack of privacy, altered light-dark cycles, monotony and separation from family.

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Surpassing the lower limit on computing energy consumption

Scienmag

Topological materials beat Boltzmann’s tyranny Credit: Errol Hunt (FLEET) New FLEET research confirms the potential for topological materials to substantially reduce the energy consumed by computing.

NICE says yes to Novartis’ multiple sclerosis therapy Kesimpta

Pharma Phorum

Novartis has secured backing from NICE for its relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) therapy Kesimpta in the UK, just two weeks after the drug was approved by the national drugs regulator. .

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Chaperone protein imbalance promotes toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

Scienmag

SHINE, Phoenix merger focused on advancing fusion technology

BioTech 365

SHINE, Phoenix merger focused on advancing fusion technology SHINE, Phoenix merger focused on advancing fusion technology JANESVILLE & FITCHBURG, Wis.–(BUSINESS

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Gold digger: Neural networks at the nexus of data science and electron microscopy

Scienmag

Northwell Health Teams With Pear Therapeutics to Provide New Treatment for Patients With Substance Use Disorders

BioTech 365

Northwell Health Teams With Pear Therapeutics to Provide New Treatment for Patients With Substance Use Disorders Northwell Health Teams With Pear Therapeutics to Provide New Treatment for Patients With Substance Use Disorders NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS

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Clinical trial assesses stem cells’ ability to prevent major cause of preemie deaths

Scienmag

Credit: AlphaMed Press Durham, NC – A phase 2 clinical trial whose results were released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine might point to a way to overcome bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a major cause of death in preterm infants.

Chan Family Makes Generous Donation to the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

BioTech 365

Chan Family Makes Generous Donation to the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Chan Family Makes Generous Donation to the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences CLAREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS

The perfect fit: A ‘shoe-in’ for a great start to school

Scienmag

Credit: UniSA As the back-to-school rush begins, podiatry experts at the University of South Australia are encouraging parents to get their children’s school shoes professionally fitted, as new research confirms that ill-fitted footwear can significantly impede foot movement and comfort.

2021 Susan G. Komen MBC Impact Series to Provide Year-Long Resource for MBC Community

BioTech 365

2021 Susan G. Komen MBC Impact Series to Provide Year-Long Resource for MBC Community 2021 Susan G.

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City, University of London joins forces with Engineers Without Borders UK

Scienmag

The strategic university partnership is aimed at embedding global and social responsibility into education and student experience. Credit: EWB UK City, University of London has joined forces with Engineers Without Borders UK.

Adesis Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BioTech 365

Adesis Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification Adesis Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification NEW CASTLE, Del.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OLED #OLED—Adesis, Inc.,

Can extreme melt destabilize ice sheets?

Scienmag

Credit: Farrin Abbott Nearly a decade ago, global news outlets reported vast ice melt in the Arctic as sapphire lakes glimmered across the previously frozen Greenland Ice Sheet, one of the most important contributors to sea-level rise.

LabTrader Welcomes Mega Shipment of Name Brand Scientific Equipment for Laboratories

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Predicting the onset of diseases

Scienmag

Scientists have created a statistical model that helps them predict when diseases like high blood pressure, heart diseases and type 2 diabetes will occur. Credit: IST Austria A myriad of genetic factors can influence the onset of diseases like high blood pressure, heart diseases, and type 2 diabetes.

Moderna Announces New Supply Agreement with Israel for 2022

BioTech 365

Moderna Announces New Supply Agreement with Israel for 2022 Moderna Announces New Supply Agreement with Israel for 2022 First firm order reached with the Company for 2022 supply Israel also retains an option to purchase doses of variant-specific vaccine booster … Continue reading → Business Wire

‘Dead clades walking’: Fossil record provides new insights into mass extinctions

Scienmag

Groups of animals that survive an event but never fully recover are more common and long-lasting than expected Credit: Benjamin Barnes, Penn State Mass extinctions are known as times of global upheaval, causing rapid losses in biodiversity that wipe out entire animal groups.

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Can you use montelukast for allergies? [ANSWERED]

Druggist

Montelukast, a prescription-only medication, is mainly used as add on therapy in the treatment of asthma , usually in patients who cannot control their condition with an inhaled steroid and who cannot control their asthma with ‘short acting’ inhaler such as Ventolin (Salbutamol).

E-cigarette users in rural Appalachia develop more severe lung injuries

Scienmag

Credit: Zane Lacko/WVU Just as e-cigarette ingredients can vary from one region to another, the health effects of vaping can have regional characteristics as well.

ZAP Surgical Announces Future Installation of Novel Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment System in Munich, Germany

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ZAP Surgical Announces Future Installation of Novel Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment System in Munich, Germany ZAP Surgical Announces Future Installation of Novel Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment System in Munich, Germany European CyberKnife Center to be Among the First Providers in … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Scienmag

Element Biosciences Appoints Chief Commercial Officer, General Counsel, and VP of Operations

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The immune link between a leaky blood-brain barrier and schizophrenia

Scienmag

Dentsu Launches Global Health Solution

BioTech 365

Dentsu Launches Global Health Solution Dentsu Launches Global Health Solution Former Outcome Health CEO Matt McNally to Head Up a Global Network of 2,000 Healthcare Marketing Experts NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dentsu International announced today the launch of dentsu health, a global … Continue reading → Business Wire

Green energy technology

Scienmag

UD spinoff selected for Shell GameChanger Accelerator program Credit: Photo illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase, photo courtesy of Colin Post It’s no secret the carbon emissions that result from using fossil fuels to produce energy are problematic for the planet.

MedX Health to Present at the Planet MicroCap Virtual Event on April 22, 2021

BioTech 365

MedX Health to Present at the Planet MicroCap Virtual Event on April 22, 2021 MedX Health to Present at the Planet MicroCap Virtual Event on April 22, 2021 MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MedX Health Corp.

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Tiny chip-based device performs ultrafast modulation of X-rays

Scienmag

New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material and biological processes Credit: Jin Wang WASHINGTON — Researchers have developed new x-ray optics that can be used to harness extremely fast pulses in a package that is significantly smaller and lighter than conventional devices used to modulate x-rays.

Agilent Named One of the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity for Third Straight Year

BioTech 365

Agilent Named One of the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity for Third Straight Year Agilent Named One of the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity for Third Straight Year SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS

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Fast brainwave oscillations identify and localize epileptic brain

Scienmag

Credit: College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Bin He’s team at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, has discovered that fast oscillations in scalp-recorded electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures.

Moroccan Pharmaceutical Industry to Establish Vocational Training Institute

BioTech 365

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