8:26 a.m. Today8:26 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
WHO warns world leaders against knee-jerk reaction to coronavirus variant from South Africa as U.K. and EU impose travel bansThe World Health Organization is pleading with world leaders not to have knee-jerk reactions to a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 that has emerged in South Africa, as a number of countries immediately announced travel bans from that country and some of its neighbors.
3:39 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021
As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normalThe bars are shut in Vienna, and the Christmas market is empty in Munich, as several European nations tighten up or even lock down to combat a spike in coronavirus infections.
8:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Patrick Jackson
Pills to treat COVID-19 will be game-changers, but the best strategy remains preventionThe Pfizer and Merck pills will only be useful if people have access to cheap, fast and accurate testing.
9:35 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
Pfizer files for U.S. regulatory authorization of its COVID pillThe company's filing comes as new infections are rising once again, driven mainly by hot spots in states where colder weather is driving more Americans indoors.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 15, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
The best air purifiers for the home, according to professors and pro reviewers“Air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses,” the EPA says.
12:52 p.m. Nov. 6, 2021
- By Harold James
The policy pendulum has swung wildly from austerity to euphoria and back to austerity againThe question is not how much money there is to spend, but rather how the money can best be spent to ensure a livable, sustainable future.
3:36 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021
Gene Therapy Is a Huge Opportunity. It Pays to be Patient.
Biotechs and big pharma companies are targeting diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and even wrinkles. This is one opportunity where it pays to be patient.
2:47 p.m. Oct. 26, 2021
This Little Company Thinks It Can Beat Long Covid
The mitochondria of certain SARS-CoV-2 patients malfunction, as if their batteries can't hold a charge. A treatment from Axcella Health aims to offer a jump-start.
7:41 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘Squid Game’ creator says Netflix success didn’t make him all that rich: ‘It’s not like Netflix is paying me a bonus’Hwang Dong-hyuk says he might have to do a second season to hit a jackpot like ‘Squid Game’s’ winner
3:32 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
- By Richard Faragher
These are 5 promising ways to live healthier for longer - and it's more than diet and exerciseHowever fit you are and well you eat, your immune system will, unfortunately, get less effective as you get older. Here's how to fight back.
8:53 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Pfizer data boosts hopes children will soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, and CDC expands booster programThere was good news for parents Friday when Pfizer said the vaccine it developed with German partner BioNTech proved 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in children aged 5 to 11 in a clinical trial, using a 10 mg dose instead of the 30 mg given to adults.
3:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021
Moderna Stock Falls. Deutsche Bank Gives '‘Concept Stock’ a Sell Rating.
Moderna must sustain its Covid-19 vaccine revenue or replace it with another revenue stream to justify the current valuation, an analyst says.
5:58 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
2:25 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
The success of Merck's antiviral — and other COVID-19 pills in development — may depend on how quickly people start taking themThat may mean starting treatment within days after testing positive for the virus.
3:54 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021
The Man Behind Moderna on What’s Next in Biotech
Noubar Afeyan runs a unique venture-creation business called Flagship Pioneering, which doesn’t just invest in companies—it also develops areas of innovation and performs the research.
11:32 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021
Ready to return to the office? Spit in this vial, please.Soon, New York City workers can expect to be told, “Get your shot or don’t come in.”
4:44 a.m. Oct. 9, 2021
- By Mark S. Roberts
Flu season could be worse this winter; paired with COVID, the U.S. risks a dangerous 'twindemic'Getting a flu shot is more important this year.
12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
The World Is Taking a Crucial Step Toward Eliminating Malaria
The new malaria vaccine isn't just the first approved for malaria, writes Christopher Plowe. It's the first vaccine for any human parasitic disease.
9:44 p.m. Oct. 6, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Moderna to invest $500 million in 'state-of-the-art' mRNA vaccine factory in AfricaModerna, the biotechnology company behind a key COVID-19 vaccine, says it will build a new facility in Africa, aimed at producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines a year.
5:18 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021
Beaten-Down Biotech Soars on Pfizer License Deal
Shares of a small biotech called Voyager Therapeutics surged after the company said Pfizer had licensed access to its gene therapy technology in a deal worth up to $630 million.
11:46 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021
- By Martin Ford
Deepfakes -- a dark side of artificial intelligence -- will make fiction nearly indistinguishable from truthSecurity risks are the most important near-term danger from the rise of AI.
2:53 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021
Medicine’s Golden Age Is Dawning. 10 Picks to Play the Latest Innovations.
Our 2021 healthcare roundtable highlights the technologies and treatments changing the face of medicine, and the companies that could benefit.
12:19 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021
COVID-19 has killed about as many Americans as the 1918–19 flu pandemicCOVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
3:57 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021
Enough Hand-Wringing Over the Science. Bring on the Boosters.
I gave some of the earliest Covid-19 vaccines outside a rural South Carolina hospital, writes Dr. Allen Wenner. They're safe, and we need boosters.
5:27 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021
Covid Cases Flattening as Delta Continues to Spread
New Covid cases are dropping sharply in parts of the country that have been hit the hardest by the Delta wave, and rising in others.
1:07 p.m. Sept. 7, 2021
Cancer Concerns Are a New Worry for Gene Therapy. BioMarin Stock Is Falling.
A handful of mice in one study conducted by the company were found to have liver growths after a year of treatment. Enrollment in a trial in humans is on hold.
9:10 a.m. Sept. 1, 2021
WHO launches a new research hub in Berlin to help prevent future pandemicsThe World Health Organization on Wednesday inaugurated a new “hub” in Berlin that aims to help prepare the globe better to prevent future pandemics.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2021
- By Eric Posner
Free-market economists' incoherent argument gets the story of COVID completely backwardThe pandemic would have been immeasurably worse without government interventions, including Operation Warp Speed that gave billions to companies working on vaccines.
3:57 a.m. Aug. 24, 2021
- By Lisette Cooper
Stop with the misleading outrage over Apple's move to identify child sex photosApple shows how tech companies can respect privacy and protect children online, and other tech companies should follow.
11:00 p.m. Aug. 22, 2021
Covid Is Here to Stay. What That Means for Drugmakers.
Fighting the pandemic may mean confronting new variants of the coronavirus.
5:07 a.m. Aug. 22, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
How to buy face masks that help protect you from the coronavirus delta variantSelecting the right mask that fits correctly is key.
2:00 a.m. Aug. 22, 2021
Largest U.S. Pension Bet Big on Covid-Vaccine Maker Moderna, Costco Stock
Calpers bought more Moderna, Costco, and Carnival stock, and cut back on Coca-Cola stock in the second quarter.
1:32 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021
Today’s Inflation Figures Will Do Little to Stop the Taper Talk
Chicago Fed’s Evans sounds dovish on tapering timing, Coinbase earnings top estimates, NortonLifeLock bags Czech rival in $8 billion-plus deal, and other news to start your day.
6:59 a.m. Aug. 10, 2021
Moderna Will Open Its First Overseas Vaccine Plant in Canada
Moderna said it would build a “state-of-the-art messenger RNA vaccine manufacturing facility,” and that the arrangement would give Canada “direct access to rapid pandemic response capabilities.”
10:17 a.m. Aug. 6, 2021
Plenty of nurses, sane emergency rooms: Shell-shocked NYC holding tough against the delta variantThis ER doctor was there when New York City became the first and worst COVID hot spot in the U.S., and he's there now. Just when will this pandemic end?
6:51 a.m. Aug. 4, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
Seniors, vaccinations and the Delta variant -- what you need to knowIs it safe to travel? Should I wear a mask?
10:20 a.m. July 30, 2021
This Biotech Start-Up Hopes to Fix a Key Shortcoming of Gene Therapies
Ring Therapeutics hopes it can provide gene therapies with a second act.
6:55 a.m. July 29, 2021
Duterte warns that unvaccinated Filipinos could be forced to stay in their homes The Philippines has been grappling with vaccine shortages.
8:24 a.m. July 26, 2021
- By Ranjith Ramasamy
COVID-19 -- but not the vaccine -- is a risk for male fertilityThese small studies find reduced sperm counts and a risk for erectile dysfunction from COVID-19.
12:31 p.m. July 25, 2021
Rising Covid Cases Put Economic Recovery at Risk
Worries that the economic recovery could be derailed briefly rattled investors. The test will be if people’s behavior changes in the face of rising cases.