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CRISPR helps identify potential Alzheimer’s-related protein – Science Daily

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Experts at the University of Tokyo have identified a new protein in the pathway that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers used the “molecular scissors” of CRISPR/Cas9 to search for new genes related to the …

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Moderna Moves into Phase II Testing of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate – BioSpace

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Written by: Alex Keown.

Shares of Moderna jumped nearly 11% from the moment the bell rung this morning following its announcement that it received regulatory permission to begin a Phase II study of its mRNA vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

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CVS Health now offering virtual visits – Boston Business Journal

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Written by Jessica Bartlett.

With walk-in appointments temporarily unavailable due to coronavirus, CVS Health is now offering telehealth as a way to connect with patients.

The E-Clinic, available to patients in Washington D.C. and the 33 states that have MinuteClinic …

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UPS will start delivering CVS prescriptions by drone in Florida – Business Insider

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Written by: Mary Meisenzahl

UPS and CVS announced on Monday drone-delivered prescriptions will start in early May.

At first, the deliveries will go to The Villages, the largest retirement community in the US. The 135,000 residents of the Florida community …

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Manufacturers convened by Beth Israel on track to fix the nation’s swab shortage – Boston Business Journal

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Written by: Jessica Bartlett

It took only 22 days for a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to identify the shortage of the specific type of swab needed to test for coronavirus,convene a group of experts to set about solving …

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Massachusetts’ uninsured can access free COVID-19 telehealth visits via Doctor on Demand – Mobi Health News

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Written by: Dave Muoio

Uninsured Massachusetts residents now have 24-7 access to free COVID-19 telehealth visits following a new partnership between Doctor on Demand and the Commonwealth.

According to the telehealth provider’s announcement, the virtual visits will handle questions an …

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Amwell Introduces New Telehealth Offering for Physician Practices- Amwell

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Amwell®, a national telehealth leader, today introduced Amwell Private Practice, a new solution designed to help physician practices with under 100 providers deploy telehealth in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. With Amwell Private …

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Blood Centers Will Collect Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors In Bid For Treatment – Kaiser Health News

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Written by JoNel Aleccia.

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic …

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Boston Scientific to start manufacturing new ‘MacGyver’-esque ventilator – BBJ

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Written by Carrigan Miller.

The FDA has approved the production and use of the Coventor, a jerry-rigged ventilator designed at the University of Minnesota to address ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university collaborated with a number of …

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EXCLUSIVE: AstraZeneca’s Calquence Shows Early Promise For COVID-19 Patients – Forbes

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Written by: Nathan Vardi

British drug giant AstraZeneca is rushing forward a big clinical trial for its blood cancer drug Calquence because it has shown early promising results in later-stage COVID-19 patients—those in intensive care units and on ventilators. Calquence …

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