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Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

WorldView-4 satellite

An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

Infographic – Immigrants Boost High-Value U.S. Start-Ups

Countries of immigrant start-ups

Based on data from 2016, about half — 44 of 87 — U.S. start-ups valued at $1 billion or more were founded by immigrants, with India providing the largest number of these entrepreneurs. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Immigrants Boost High-Value U.S. Start-Ups

You Call That a Drug Pricing Policy?

Pills on money

Although he called it, “the most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people,” the plan was anything but that. . . . → Read More: You Call That a Drug Pricing Policy?

Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs

Children receiving vaccine

An analysis of the impact of proposed cuts in funds for research and development on technologies to address global health needs shows the U.S. economy benefits directly from this spending, including support of many jobs in nearly all states. . . . → Read More: Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs

Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

An analysis of medical records and financial data show bankruptcies from costs of hospitalization occur less often than anticipated, but health care expenses overall have other long-term negative effects on personal finances. . . . → Read More: Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

Infographic – How Tech Companies Make Money

Our friends at Statista provide this chart that offers insights into the business models of the top tech companies. . . . → Read More: Infographic – How Tech Companies Make Money

Limited Industry Progress Seen on Microbial Resistance

A pharmaceutical industry coalition documents some advances after 2 years in developing better products and practices against antimicrobial resistance, but progress is limited and uneven. . . . → Read More: Limited Industry Progress Seen on Microbial Resistance

MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

A panel convened by the National Academies calls for the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate better drug prices for consumers. . . . → Read More: Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

A survey of universities and other institutions shows the number of patent filings and new start-up companies resulting from federally-funded research climbed in 2016. . . . → Read More: Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016