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Bio & Life Sciences Innovation Sustainable Development Goals

Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

Many water sources are drying up, becoming more polluted, or both. Water-intensive industry, agriculture, and energy generation are growing to meet the needs of an ever-expanding population, resulting in further water scarcity and stress. What can we do to solve water?   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

This ‘Covidgilante’ Says Vaccines Work on ‘Scariants’

Cardiologist, genomics expert, and digital healthcare advocate Dr. Eric Topol is obsessed with Covid and a major force in the U.S. response. He explains his optimism at next week’s conference.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

You’re Vaccinated — Now What?

Confused about what precautions are needed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? You’re not alone. Here’s the latest expert advice.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Preprints: How Science Moved So Fast During COVID-19

A quiet revolution in how scientists report their discoveries greased the skids for the super-fast progress we’ve seen in the pandemic.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Energy & Green Tech Manufacturing

Nature + Tech = Sustainable Fashion

In the future textile manufacturing will be part farm, part chemistry lab, and part factory. Nature and high tech don't have to be at odds.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Annual Vaccines May Be Necessary: Lessons from the COVID-19 Genome

The genomic field continues to shed light on COVID-19. The latest: vaccination frequency, new therapy options, and unexpected mutations in the virus.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation

Drug Researchers Need to Learn to “Fail Fast”

Failure is never the goal in healthcare. But ‘failing fast’ is not at odds with healthcare’s commitment to the patient. On the contrary, it reinforces the critical path of putting the patient first.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Why the U.S. Needs More COVID-19 Genome Sequencing

Other countries can spot new variants because they’re actively looking for them. But the U.S. has spent a year with its head in the sand.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Research Project Seeks Cancer’s Achilles Heel

By looking at cancer as an engineering problem instead of a medical one, scientists are homing in on vulnerabilities that may lead to new ways to knock out tumors.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Pfizer and Moderna's astonishingly promising vaccines were made possible by a new scientifiic approach. Here’s a primer on how mRNA vaccines work and why we need them now.    More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

COVID-19 Testing: Good, Bad, and Downright Frustrating

Even dramatically increased testing capacity has been no match for poor strategy and misdirected deployment of tests in the U.S.   More

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Could a Schizophrenia Treatment Conquer COVID-19?

Scientists are analyzing previously approved drugs to see if they have any effect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They might be onto something.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Resilience Techonomy Events

Making the World a Healthier Place through Digital Health

Moderated by W2O’s Aaron Strout, panel participants include Melissa Opraseuth, Chief Operating Officer at par8o and Jennifer Lavanture, Vice President of Business Development at MedRhythms. Panelists will discuss how the technology’s promise of advancing healthcare is being realized at both their companies and how this sector will evolve over the next couple of years.   More

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

How Google Thinks About Digital Health

A leader in some of Alphabet’s health-focused initiatives recently offered an update on ways the search and data giant can use information and digital tools to improve outcomes for individuals and society.   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Science Is What Determined a Successful Public Response to COVID-19

Some leaders saw that flattening the curve wouldn’t work against the pandemic. Others were reluctant to test at all. Scientific data made the difference between responses that worked, and those that didn’t.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Five Things Genomics Has Taught Us About COVID-19

‘Everything is unprecedented about the pandemic, and genomics is no exception,’ says an infectious disease expert. Genome sequencing has enabled scientists to track the virus, study its origins, confirm reinfection, and get to know more about it than has been learned about any organism in such a short time.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Global Tech

We Need a New International Organization: The Science Readiness Reserves

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for institutional renewal and reform. The only way to face the uncertainties of the future is to build more, stronger public-private partnerships, and on a global basis.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation

Your Camera Knows You’re the Picture of Health–or If You Have COVID

Several companies are developing technology that can read your vital signs (and screen for COVID) via your smartphone camera simply by looking at your face.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Science Association Chief Very Worried about COVID’s Impact on Research

The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science says the pandemic’s toll on non-COVID science is ‘a huge hit.’. Many research studies shut down midway, possibly turning results into a total loss.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

For All Its Promise, Genomic Testing Is Struggling

For both clinical and consumer markets, genomic testing has a lot to offer — but it isn’t always used where it could be valuable, and people don’t understand it well enough. As a result, demand is dwindling in some areas.   More