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How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too low. However, patients who receive such transplants must take drugs to prevent their immune systems from rejecting the transplanted cells, so the treatment is not often used. To help… Read More »

Healthcare Might Look Good in Plaid

By KIM BELLARD I don’t really follow FinTech — I can’t even keep up with HealthTech! — but it caught my eye when Visa announced that it was acquiring FinTech company Plaid for $ 5.3b; a 2018 funding round valued the company at $ 2.65b.  A 100% increase in valuation within a year suggests that something important… Read More »