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Venture-Backed Start-Ups to Get Small Biz Loans

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An industry group says rules for loans to small companies hard-hit by Covid-19 are changed to allow these loans for more start-ups funded by venture capital. . . . → Read More: Venture-Backed Start-Ups to Get Small Biz Loans

Life Science Venture Funds Raise $2.56B for Start-Ups

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Two investment companies specializing in health care and life sciences revealed new venture funds to finance young enterprises with innovative technologies. . . . → Read More: Life Science Venture Funds Raise $2.56B for Start-Ups

Trial to Test Malaria Drug to Stop Covid-19

A registry and clinical trial of health care workers aims to document effects of hydroxychloroquine, a widely available malaria drug, to prevent Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Malaria Drug to Stop Covid-19

Business-Academic A.I. Research Network Formed

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Two companies, including Microsoft Corp., and several research universities plan to study artificial intelligence for digitally transforming government and business. . . . → Read More: Business-Academic A.I. Research Network Formed

Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Hun Park and Haiyue Huang

A materials science team is creating a face mask that kills infectious virus particles, such as those spreading Covid-19, as well as blocks respiratory droplets. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Venture Fund to Back Covid-19 Start-Ups

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A life science incubator company plans to fund eight start-up enterprises developing diagnostics, vaccines, or treatments for the Covid-19 pandemic. . . . → Read More: Venture Fund to Back Covid-19 Start-Ups

Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices

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Two university labs are creating tests or monitoring devices to detect novel coronavirus, or Covid-19 viruses, and spot other viral outbreaks when they occur. . . . → Read More: Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices

A.I.-Enabled Insole Captures, Measures Step Info

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An engineering lab developed an electronic shoe insole that gathers data for analysis with artificial intelligence to accurately measure a person’s gait patterns. . . . → Read More: A.I.-Enabled Insole Captures, Measures Step Info

Patch Delivers Low-Dose Vaccine with Full-Dose Power

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A clinical trial shows a polymer patch with one-sixth of the usual influenza vaccine dose generates about the same immune reaction as a full-dose injection. . . . → Read More: Patch Delivers Low-Dose Vaccine with Full-Dose Power

Infographic: Largest One-Day Dow Declines

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Two of the six greatest one-day declines in the Dow-Jones Industrial Average since the year 2000 occurred last week, with the largest single-day drop on Thursday, nearly 10 percent. . . . → Read More: Infographic: Largest One-Day Dow Declines