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Abortion Rights Groups Rush to Back Kamala Harris

Reproductive rights organizations have been quick to come out in support of Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee after President Joe Biden announced on Sunday that he would drop out of the presidential race and endorse Harris instead. Harris could be an even stronger proponent for reproductive health care than […]

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It’s Shockingly Easy to Buy Off-Brand Ozempic Online, Even If You Don’t Need It

Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk have both recently taken legal action against companies selling compounded versions of drugs, often alleging trademark infringement. Novo Nordisk has filed 21 lawsuits since last summer. This June, Eli Lilly initiated six lawsuits, following 10 other lawsuits that the pharmaceutical company began last fall. In one, filed against a company

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Health Care Should Be Designed for the Extremes of Life

“The adoption of new ideas and the pace of change in health care can lag behind other innovations that consumers experience every day,” says Yves Behar, an industrial designer and founder of design firm fuseproject. People, Behar continues, become frustrated when they contrast their experience in clinics and hospitals versus, for instance, the consumer experience

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US Government Awards Moderna $176 Million for mRNA Bird Flu Vaccine

The US government will pay Moderna $176 million to develop an mRNA vaccine against a pandemic influenza—an award given as the highly pathogenic bird flu virus H5N1 continues to spread widely among US dairy cattle. The funding flows through BARDA, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as part of a new Rapid Response Partnership

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The UK’s NHS Going Digital Would Be Equivalent to Hiring Thousands of New Doctors

The NHS app could not only allow appointments to be made, but also let patients receive notifications about vaccine campaigns, health tests, cancer screening, and even upcoming clinical trials. “Clinical trials can use genomics to identify patients who will benefit from the latest treatments, but they struggle to recruit—not for a lack of people willing

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With AI Tools, Scientists Can Crack the Code of Life

In 2021, AI research lab DeepMind announced the development of its first digital biology neural network, AlphaFold. The model was capable of accurately predicting the 3D structure of proteins, which determines the functions that these molecules play. “We’re just floating bags of water moving around,” says Pushmeet Kohli, VP of research at DeepMind. “What makes

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