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Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best Covid-19 Healthcare Stories

Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best Covid-19 Healthcare Stories

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BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by clicking here I write about the future of science, technology, and culture.From the frontlines of the pandemic to the companies producing the first vaccines, here are seven of the best stories about the fight against Covid-19. National Doctor’s Day Illustration by Forbes In honor of National Doctor’s…
Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best Non-Pandemic Healthcare Stories

Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best Non-Pandemic Healthcare Stories

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BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by clicking here I write about the future of science, technology, and culture.Although Covid-19 dominated the discussion, there was a lot more happening in the healthcare industry in 2020. Here are six of the best stories of the year. Willowbrook State School Sixty years ago, a monstrous hepatitis…
This Under 30 Alum Can Take High Resolution Satellite Images Through The Clouds

This Under 30 Alum Can Take High Resolution Satellite Images Through...

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SAR image of China's Jiuquan satellite launch center. Capella Space Capella Space is now capable of producing high resolution radar images of the Earth’s surface, and the company, which has raised $100 million in venture capital, is ready to go to market. On August 31 of this year, a Rocket Lab Proton rocket launched from…
30 Under 30 In Science 2021: Building Better Trees, Supernova Simulations And Holograms

30 Under 30 In Science 2021: Building Better Trees, Supernova Simulations...

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The members of the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list are turning science fiction into reality. “My father was a founder, my uncle has a logging company and my grandmother is a botanist,” says Maddie Hall, founder of the startup Living Carbon, which is growing genetically modified trees that take more carbon dioxide out…
Here’s What You Need To Know About AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Here’s What You Need To Know About AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

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AstraZeneca's vaccine was tested in multiple countries, including Brazil, the U.S. and the U.K. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and its partner Oxford University released preliminary results from its phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trials on Monday, which found that the company’s vaccine, which uses a genetically modified cold virus, is up to…
What You Need To Know About Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine

What You Need To Know About Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel at a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in March. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik On Monday, biotech firm Moderna announced interim data from its Phase 3 clinical trials for its Covid-19 vaccine. The data is encouraging - suggesting the vaccine may be close to…
How The Biden Presidency Plans To Combat Covid-19

How The Biden Presidency Plans To Combat Covid-19

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Covid Memorial in Washington D.C. Corbis/Getty Images “Our work begins with getting Covid under control,” said President-elect Biden in his victory speech on Saturday. “We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life’s most precious moments — hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us — until…
Meet The Married Couple Who Just Raised $10 Million To Improve Cancer Treatments For Dogs

Meet The Married Couple Who Just Raised $10 Million To Improve...

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Ben Lewis and Christina Lopes One Health Ben Lewis and Christina Lopes just finalized a series A for their company, One Health, which is working to improve medical treatments for dogs — in ways that could improve cancer care in humans as well. Four years ago, veterinary oncologist Dr. Mona Rosenberg had a patient with…
Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug, Combined With Remdesivir, Benefits Covid-19 Patients Who Need Oxygen

Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug, Combined With Remdesivir, Benefits Covid-19 Patients Who...

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getty This week, Eli Lilly and Company announced additional findings indicating that its rheumatoid arthritis drug, baricitinib, may improve the health of severe Covid-19 patients when used in combination with Gilead Science’s antiviral drug remdesivir. Outcomes of the study, which the company had reported preliminary data from in September, suggest that the two drugs in…
This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into Fertilizer

This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into...

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(L to R) Rob Hanson, CEO and cofounder, Bill Brady, director, and Pete Johnson, cofounder at Monolith's first production plant. Monolith Materials Across the world, farming is dependent on the production of ammonia in order to create fertilizers. Those fertilizers enable billions of people to be fed, but they come at a substantial cost for…

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