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Institutional Investors Factoring in Climate Change

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A survey of institutional investors shows these money managers for financial institutions are starting to take climate change impacts into their investment decisions. . . . → Read More: Institutional Investors Factoring in Climate Change

Infant Jumpsuit Captures Objective Movement Data

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A one-piece garment fitted with sensors is shown to capture data about an infant’s movements for analysis by algorithms to reveal possible developmental problems. . . . → Read More: Infant Jumpsuit Captures Objective Movement Data

Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

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A review of smartphone apps that photograph and purport to analyze skin conditions for signs of cancer shows the apps are unreliable in detecting cancer. . . . → Read More: Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

Intl Group Calls for More Coronavirus Vaccines

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An international consortium issued a proposal call for more vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus now spreading from China to the rest of the world. . . . → Read More: Intl Group Calls for More Coronavirus Vaccines

Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

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A new report from National Science Foundation shows China now ranks a close second to the U.S. in total research and development investments. . . . → Read More: Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

Synthetic DNA Studied for Mass Data Storage

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An industry-academic consortium received a U.S. government contract to develop coded synthetic polymer chemicals like DNA for reliably storing massive amounts of data. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Studied for Mass Data Storage

Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

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Venture capital deal-making in the U.S. declined in the fourth quarter of 2019, but biotechnology start-ups remained the most sought-after investment targets of any sector. . . . → Read More: Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

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Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is acquiring an antibody technology that blocks actions of a signaling protein associated with a range of fibrosis diseases. . . . → Read More: Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds

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A company designing vaccines delivered with a microneedle patch to prevent infectious diseases is raising $11 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds

Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials

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A working group published guidelines for conducting clinical trials that simultaneously test multiple cancer treatments and can change course over time. . . . → Read More: Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials