public health

As We Wait For a Vaccine, Scientists Eye Antibodies

Antibody-based therapies may pave the way out of pandemic lockdown regardless of how soon a vaccine is available. ‘The science has been really blazing fast,’ says one expert.

Antibody Tests Could Release Us from Lockdown (But Don’t Expect Immunity Passports)

Antibody testing for COVID-19 is touted as the path to pulling countries out of lockdown, but results so far have been unreliable. A public health expert explains how we can improve test accuracy, how tests...

Why Studying Poop Promotes Public Health

Analyzing DNA in a community’s sewage could deliver important insights into the rise of antibiotic-resistance and drug-resistance by disease-causing germs.

Should Your Genetic Data be Used Against You?

Federal protections against genetic discrimination left major loopholes. Florida is advancing a bill to offer stronger protections, so citizens can't have their genetic data used against them.

A New Climate Change Threat: Fungal Killers

There are more than 6 million species of fungi, but just a handful are known to be pathogenic to humans. Nevertheless, one expert says fungi may be world's biggest health threat.

Can AI Help Close the World’s Primary Healthcare Gaps?

Experts believe artificial intelligence will lead to more efficiency and quality across all aspects of healthcare. And it may have a positive impact in rural communities in the developing world.

Worries About Tech Addiction Pervaded Techonomy 2018

Concern about the impact of tech addiction on both individuals and broader society was a consistent theme of Techonomy 2018 earlier this month.

How Techonomy Bio Inspired My Southeast Asian Healthcare Journey

Last year, I watched the inaugural Techonomy Bio conference from a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. At the time, I was working on my first healthcare consulting project—a market research study for German medical...

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