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Dyno Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech that uses artificial intelligence techniques to develop gene therapies, said Thursday that it has raised $100 million from investors. The company uses machine learning to design a type of gene therapy “vector,” or carrier, aiming to make treatments that are easier to deliver and more effective. Dyno said the funding would
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In a surprising move, the Biden administration has said it will support a controversial proposal to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines in a bid to increase global supplies of desperately needed doses. The proposal, which was introduced before the World Trade Organization last fall by South Africa and India, would cover patents, industrial
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The Massachusetts attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Publicis Health, one of the world’s largest health care communications companies, for allegedly designing and placing unfair and deceptive “marketing schemes” to help Purdue Pharma sell more of its OxyContin painkiller. The state claimed that, from 2010 through 2019, Publicis (PUBGY) collected more than $50 million
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Off-the-shelf treatments for cancer made from genetically engineered T cells and natural killer, or NK, cells have each shown promise in clinical trials. On Thursday, two biotech companies — Nkarta and CRISPR Therapeutics — announced a partnership that aims to merge the two immune-cell approaches together. The ultimate goal of the equal partnership formed by
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Shao-Chee SimEpiscopal Health FoundationDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when our personal and community health should take center stage, Texans have been skipping or delaying medical care. That’s according to the Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF’s) Texas COVID-19 Survey report released late last year. This finding is significant because delay or avoidance of medical care might
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 “It’s smarter to be cautious” The COVID-19 pandemic put many physicians in a bind, as obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a roller-coaster challenge for medical practices. To get a deeper insight on the lengths doctors have gone to protect themselves and their patients, Me&My Doctor spoke with Manvinder Kainth, MD, a direct primary
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For many physicians and all health care workers across the country, approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is “light at the end of this tunnel” in what’s been a dark global pandemic.  Following the FDA’s approval of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines this month, many medical personnel were able to get vaccinated
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Emily Dewar, MD Emily Dewar, MD Pediatric Resident at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Member, Texas Medical Association Valerie Smith, MD Tyler Pediatrician Member, Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and TMA Council on Science and Public Health Valerie Smith, MD These days, it seems like everywhere you look you see something
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With flu season starting as COVID-19 continues to spread, many health experts fear a “twindemic.” Getting a flu shot can help avoid that. Photo by Brent Annear Fall is here, and so is the flu. With COVID-19 still a threat, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from preventable illnesses, like the flu. Vaccines
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Influenza affects millions of people each year, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians and health experts are concerned that this year’s flu season will hit with full force. In the Lone Star State, it’s important for Texans to be proactive about their health by getting the yearly flu vaccination. One of the worst
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