Thursday, December 1, 2022

Health

CEO CORNER: Meet Devon Price and Peter Bayne, Co-Founders of VitaNav

In this edition of CEO Corner, we speak with Devon Price and Peter Bayne, Co-Founders, and owners of VitaNav, a functional beverage company, whose main product, Kenetik, is a ketone-based beverage. VitaNav was founded in 2018, and...

BioBiz: Biogen and Eisai Alzheimer’s Drug shows some positive results; New financing for Sudo, Meliora Therapeutics, Kaleidoscope; Daxor test reduces hospital stays

An Alzheimer’s drug that is being developed by Biogen and Eisai is showing some positive results. The newly developed drug that is currently in a phase three trial showed that the experimental monoclonal antibody reduced cognitive decline...

New Study Shows People with Glaucoma are at Significant Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A large, nationwide study from Taiwan shows that people with a specific type of glaucoma, called normal-tension glaucoma, are at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers say people with this type of glaucoma should be screened...

UBC researchers discover ‘weak spot’ across major COVID-19 variants

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a key vulnerability across all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the recently emerged BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron subvariants. The weakness can be targeted...

Monod Bio Closes $25M Seed Financing to Advance Biosensor Technology Platform

Monod Bio, a life sciences company developing custom diagnostic biosensors that emit light to detect specific biomolecules of interest, has raised a $25M seed financing round. The round was led by Matrix Capital, with participation from the...

Could Loss of Smell from COVID-19 Create Future ‘Dementia Wave’?

A review of studies about the effect of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—on the olfactory system introduces questions about whether loss of smell associated with COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The...

BioBiz: Experimental rectal cancer immunotherapy successful in small study;

A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine describes how an early trial for a drug to treat rectal cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led to remission in every participant. The small trial only...

FDA investigating illnesses linked to Lucky Charms

The Food and Drug Administration is now investigating why hundreds of consumers have reported becoming ill after eating Lucky Charms cereal. At least 139 consumers across the country reported they vomited and had...

Data published in a Lancet journal on novel COVID-19 vaccine shows it produced robust antibodies and T cells against SARS-CoV-2

A COVID-19 investigational vaccine, developed by City of Hope scientists and now licensed to GeoVax Labs Inc., produced a robust neutralizing antibody and T cell (an immune cell) response against SARS-CoV-2 with no significant side effects in...

UBC scientists first to unveil molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein

Researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein. The analysis—done at near-atomic resolution using a cryo-electron microscope—reveals...
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As nations work to eliminate carbon emissions, batteries will play a huge role. Electric...
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Targeting serial returners to stem a growing problem for retailers

This holiday season is expected to set another record for online sales, according to the National Retail Federation. But if consumer habits...

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison

Theranos founder Elizabeth Homes has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for defrauding investors of the blood-testing startup.

Seafood farming’s growth rate has already peaked, and now it’s in decline

The growth rate of seafood farming worldwide peaked in 1996 according to new UBC research, highlighting the importance of rebuilding wild fish...

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats MAGA opponent in Arizona governor’s race

(UPI) Democrat Katie Hobbs has narrowly defeated Trump favorite Kari Lake to become Arizona's fifth female governor. Hobbs declared victory online Monday...