InnovationRx: Innovators Under 30, Avoiding Covid Brain Fog and Facing a Triple Epidemic

InnovationRx: Innovators Under 30, Avoiding Covid Brain Fog and Facing a Triple Epidemic

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Otuesday, Forbes launched its annual 30 Under 30 list, where we track some of North America’s top young innovators across 20 different categories. In healthcare, we’ve tracked a wide variety of disruptors. They include Dina Radenkovic, whose company Gameto uses cell engineering to shorten IVF cycles. There’s also Briana Chen, a research scientist who studies gender disparities in the presentation of mental illnesses such as depression to help provide a key to better treatments. Jared Dauman’s company, Soda Health, works with insurance companies to address the social determinants of health problems. These are just a few examples of some of the interesting ways our under 30 list creators are tackling health issues.

To view the full list of health care, click here.

What is a tripledemic? RSV, Covid and flu

Three viruses are causing an increase in hospitalizations in children. Covid-19, influenza and RSV have combined to create a triple epidemic. Here’s what you need to know.

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Offers of the week

Programmable mRNA: Strand Therapeutics announced that it has added an additional $45 million to its Series A, bringing that total to $97 million, with participation from FPV, Eli Lilly, Potentum Partners and Playground Global. The capital will be used to advance its programmable mRNA therapy for solid tumors into phase 1 clinical trials.

Clinical research: Vial, a contract research organization helping to build more effective clinical trials, announced that it has raised a $67 million Series B funding round led by General Catalyst.

Commitment in the field of health: Ostro (formerly RxDefine), which was co-founded by two Forbes Under 30 listmakers, announced it raised a $45 million Series B funding round with participation from Founders Fund, Byers Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Trust Ventures, RRE Ventures, Bling Capital and Greycroft. “

The funding will allow the company to expand its software engagement platform to more specialties, CEO Chase Feiger said. Forbeswhich also states “it will enable us to continue to develop new product offerings in the areas of consumer and healthcare professional engagement, which will enhance the value we provide to our customers in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical devices”.


The ongoing epidemic Ebola in Uganda shows signs that transmission may now be brought under control as cases continue to decline.

health giant UnitedHealth Group says its revenue will exceed $357 billion next year as it continues to expand its health insurance business as well as the provision of medical care.

The UK has missed recruiting thousands of European doctors since voting to leave the European Union in 2016, according to a new study.

Coronavirus Updates

Pthe rots broke out in response to China’s strict Covid policies. The country has one of the strictest regimes which includes mass testing where cases have been reported, schools and businesses are closed in locked areas and those infected must isolate themselves at home or in facilities. governmental. There have been examples of cities with only a few cases of full lockdowns, forcing workers to flee their workplaces for fear of being locked inside and forced to self-isolate there.

Earlier this month, workers at a Foxconn factory that makes iPhones staged a protest over fears they would be locked indoors during the shutdowns. Several people pointed to the difficulties citizens face in getting groceries, medical care, and escaping during natural disasters like earthquakes. These protests are a major challenge for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has invested much of his political capital around politics without developing an endgame for it.

Can travelers avoid Covid-19 and brain fog while on vacation?

As travelers prepare for vacation, researchers warn that Covid-19 can cause long-term damage to your memory, attention span and brain. Here’s how to stay safe.

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Other coronavirus news

Following the acquisition by new owner Elon Musk, from Twitter The moderation of misinformation on Covid ceased to be applied on November 23.

A new study has found that even a soft coviA case can affect gut bacteria, making a patient more susceptible to other infections.

Parents of a child aged four months New Zealand are being sued by the country’s health agency for refusing a life-saving heart transplant for the infant over unfounded fears that blood from someone vaccinated against Covid could harm the child’s health. The agency asks for guardianship of the child so that the procedure can be carried out.

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These researchers describe their emotional attachment to their Mars rovers as Artemis pushes NASA forward

what else we read

‘The more voices the better’: How tech could bring a fuller picture of living with disability to health records (Stat)

Soil fungi spread lung infections into new territories (PopSci)

These monkeypox researchers warned the disease would go global (Nature)

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