Harvard CRISPR pioneer Chad Cowan launches $78M stem cell play
One of the scientific founders of CRISPR Therapeutics AG (Nasdaq: CRSP) is embarking on a mission to solve a longstanding problem in stem cell therapy: ensuring that the body does not mount an immune response to the foreign cells. He's got nearly $80 million to help him do it. Chad Cowan, a Harvard Stem Cell Institute professor and a serial entrepreneur whose discoveries helped launch CRISPR Therapeutics as well as Sana Biotechnology, has found a way to "cloak" engineered stem cells. Now, he is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news
Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news
Patrick Mahomes replaced by Chad Henne after taking brutal hit
Things have gone from bad to worse for the Chiefs. Kansas City, which trails 27-3, has taken some vicious hits from the Titans today.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
U.S. Conservatives Want to Save Australia From ‘COVID Tyranny.’ Australians Aren’t Interested
Australian lawmakers took to Twitter to school American critics of the country’s COVID-19 public health measures, pointing to how well they have worked to prevent deaths in comparison to policies in the U.S., where the death toll has been one of the worst in the world. Since the pandemic began, Australia has enforced strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including some of the world’s longest lockdowns. State and territory-wide restrictions can only be lifted once more than 80% of the local population aged 16 and older is fully inoculated against the virus. In the U.S., by comparison, many states l...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized Australia COVID-19 overnight Second click uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news
Power Player 2021: Chad Setliff, Novant Health
Under Chad Setliff's guidance, Novant has not only remained a leader in providing the highest level of care during the pandemic, but also has been able to expand its presence. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Chinese Scientist Hopes to Conserve What May Be the World ’s Oldest Art
A scientist from Guangdong, China plans to appeal to the Tibetan government to conserve recently discovered fossils of handprints and footprints on a rock on the world’s highest plateau—because they may be the oldest prehistoric art ever recorded and the earliest evidence of human life in the region. Dr. David Zhang, who found the impressions with his research team in Quesang on the Tibetan Plateau, said nearby villagers have already warded off strangers from visiting their research site. Zhang, the lead researcher from Guangzhou University, discovered the impressions on a type of limestone called travertine in...
Source: TIME: Science - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology overnight wire Source Type: news
Tyler, the Creator Accepts Cultural Influence Award at BET Hip Hop Awards: Watch
He thanked influences including Q-Tip, André 3000, Chad Hugo, Pharrell, Kanye West, and Missy Elliott (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Report Highlights Multiplying Education Challenges for Children & Adolescents Living in Emergencies & Protracted Crises amid Covid-19
By External SourceGENEVA / NEW YORK, Oct 5 2021 (IPS-Partners) On this World Teachers’ Day, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced it has reached more than 4.6 million children and adolescents (48% of whom are girls) with quality education in more than 30 of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. The Fund’s new Annual Results Report ‘Winning the Human Race,’ stresses the importance of investing in the teaching force to support and promote quality learning outcomes for crisis-affected girls and boys. To date, ECW has recruit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news
Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, visited a refugee site in the village of Modale, located 30 kms from Yakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Courtesy: Education Cannot Wait By Alison KentishNEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 5 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund that brings teaching and learning to children and adolescents in emergencies and crises, has said that 2020 was ‘exceptionally challenging.’ ECW released its Annual...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity #ECW #EducationCannotWait #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #ECWRes Source Type: news
Upcoming graduate student summit will showcase pathways to success within the biopharmaceutical industry
I am excited to join with Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President& CEO, UNCF; Dr. James Gillespie, President& Co-Founder, Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI); and Dr. Chad Womack, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ernest E. Just Life Science Society on a collaboration to create new pathways to careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PhRMA Member Company Equity Source Type: news
Riverside County sheriff says he will not enforce COVID-19 vaccine mandates
According to Sheriff Chad Bianco, "The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices." (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news
Chad Daybell's children claim he was "fooled in the worst, most deadly way possible" by Lori Vallow
For the first time together, the five children of the accused child murderer defend their father who, along with his new wife, is... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith: My Day With Charlie Watts
Smith got a lesson in curiosity, humility, and class when he spent a day with Watts in 2018 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
First Annual “Canals on Canal” Endodontics CE Event Scheduled for New Orleans
Unique eventorganized“byendodontists forendodontists”focusesonemerging topics and trendsHouston, TX/7.27.2021.Dental CE Providers will holditsinaugural continuing education event for endodontic professionals November 18-21, 2021 in New Orleans.The event–“Canals on Canal”–will feature 10 speakersandoffer up to 15 CE creditsin acity that is internationally renowned for its food, music andculture.“This event has been in the planning stages for two years, ” said Dr. Ron Hill,past board member for the AmericanAssociation of Endodontistsandone of the endodontists organizing the event. “Our goal was to buil...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Boko Haram's factional feuds: internal extremism and external interventions - Zenn J.
This article examines the factions, leadership, and internal organization of Boko Haram, the terrorist group which has operated to devastating effect in parts of northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. It finds the group's leadership has been signific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news