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Agenda Posted for Xconomy's What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16

AGENDA POSTED FOR XCONOMY'S WHAT'S HOT IN BOSTON BIOTECH ON MAY 16

Join Xconomy next month for our sixth installment of What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard....

Another company recalls kratom after illness reported

ANOTHER COMPANY RECALLS KRATOM AFTER ILLNESS REPORTED

A company in Utah is recalling “NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom” labeled bottles of kratom supplements because they has the potential...

 
 
 
Potential Biomarker Can Help Identify Cancer Chemotherapy Timing

POTENTIAL BIOMARKER CAN HELP IDENTIFY CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY TIMING

To help doctors identify the tumor normalizing period for effective timing of anti-cancer drug treatment, a new biomarker has been...

Cosby team turns to star witness with drug experts on deck

COSBY TEAM TURNS TO STAR WITNESS WITH DRUG EXPERTS ON DECK

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby's lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing...

 
 
 
Abby Lee Miller Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer Weeks After Leaving Prison

ABBY LEE MILLER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WEEKS AFTER LEAVING PRISON

This is absolutely devastating. Abby Lee Miller has dealt with a slew of scary symptoms since leaving prison a couple of weeks ago,...

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs just landed a $2 billion valuation

A STARTUP THAT USES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO DISCOVER NEW DRUGS JUST LANDED A $2 BILLION VALUATION

UK-based biotech unicorn BenevolentAI just raised $115 million at a $2 billion valuation. The company uses artificial intelligence...

 
 
 
BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation

BENEVOLENTAI, WHICH USES AI TO DEVELOP DRUGS AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS, NABS $115M AT $2B VALUATION

In the ongoing race to build the best and smartest applications that tap into the advances of artificial intelligence, a startup out...

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon sets aside drug ambitions - Google considers bid for Nokia's digital health business - Optum revenue hits double-digits

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: AMAZON SETS ASIDE DRUG AMBITIONS - GOOGLE CONSIDERS BID FOR NOKIA'S DIGITAL HEALTH BUSINESS - OPTUM REVENUE HITS DOUBLE-DIGITS

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting...

 
 
 
Being married cuts your risk of skin cancer death

BEING MARRIED CUTS YOUR RISK OF SKIN CANCER DEATH

A study of 50,000 American skin cancer patients found that, of those who were married, 45.7 percent had a stage 1, which has a 98 percent...

Skin implant creates an artificial 'mole' if people are at a high risk of breast or prostate cancer

SKIN IMPLANT CREATES AN ARTIFICIAL 'MOLE' IF PEOPLE ARE AT A HIGH RISK OF BREAST OR PROSTATE CANCER

Researchers from ETH Zurich in Basel created an implant that is triggered by high calcium to produce melanin, the pigment which causes...

 
 
 
Jurors hear Bill Cosby's testimony about quaaludes, sex

JURORS HEAR BILL COSBY'S TESTIMONY ABOUT QUAALUDES, SEX

A police detective read a transcript of his 2005 deposition as prosecutors saved for the very end of their case Cosby's own words about...

Boxer Canelo Alvarez banned for six months after positive steroid test

BOXER CANELO ALVAREZ BANNED FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER POSITIVE STEROID TEST

The Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Canelo Alvarez for sixth months on Wednesday after the boxer failed multiple drug tests.

 
 
 
Kitchen cabinets can release cancer-causing chemicals

KITCHEN CABINETS CAN RELEASE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS

Scientists at the University of Iowa tested air samples from inside and outside 16 homes in the US state. They discovered levels of...

Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Dies At Age 92

BARBARA BUSH, FORMER FIRST LADY, DIES AT AGE 92

She devoted much of her life to championing causes including illiteracy and cancer research.

 
 
 
More Jobs May Not Cut Opioid Use

MORE JOBS MAY NOT CUT OPIOID USE

No definitive link between increasing rates of employment and decreasing rates of drug abuse was found in a study. Increasing job prospects...

Drugs Found Stuffed Inside NES Cartridges

DRUGS FOUND STUFFED INSIDE NES CARTRIDGES

A retro game collector was in for one heck of a surprise after he recently purchased a couple of NES titles from a flea market. Julian...

 
 
 
After FDA Approves Bone Disease Drug, Ultragenyx Sets $200K Price

AFTER FDA APPROVES BONE DISEASE DRUG, ULTRAGENYX SETS $200K PRICE

Patients who have rickets experience a softening and weakening of their bones traced to a vitamin deficiency. In a rare, inherited...

New hope for migraine sufferers: Self-injected drug halves headaches

NEW HOPE FOR MIGRAINE SUFFERERS: SELF-INJECTED DRUG HALVES HEADACHES

Researchers from The Charite-University Medicine Berlin found the drug blocks pain signals in the brain. After three months, 30 per...

 
 
 
Sen. John McCain Stable After Intestinal Surgery

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN STABLE AFTER INTESTINAL SURGERY

Since December, the longtime Republican senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate has been receiving physical therapy related to...

US Women Less Likely to Take High-intensity Statin Drugs Than Men After Heart Attack

US WOMEN LESS LIKELY TO TAKE HIGH-INTENSITY STATIN DRUGS THAN MEN AFTER HEART ATTACK

Women are less likely than men to receive high-intensity cholesterol-lowering statin drugs after surviving a heart attack, a US study...