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Biotech Companies are Bringing Innovation to Global Health

Don Joseph

By Don Joseph, CEO, BIO Ventures for Global Health In March, we at BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) released a report, Developing New Drugs and Vaccines for Neglected Diseases of the Poor: The Product Developer Landscape, which showed that small- to medium-sized biotechnology companies are participating in a high percentage (41 percent) of projects targeting neglected diseases of the developing world. The findings of this report were surprising, given the financial risks these companies Read More >

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Take the PKD Foundation Challenge

Jill Panetta

By Jill Panetta, Chief Scientific Officer, PKD Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Week has been designated the week of June 18 to 24, 2012.  This week allows the PKD Foundation to be able to fulfill part of its mission to people with PKD — to increase awareness of a disease which few know about and raise the understanding and the impact that PKD has on patients and their families. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Read More >

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Pregnant in Heels Covers Immunizations

Rosie Pope

BIO may not be on reality TV, but one of our favorite messages- the importance of infant immunization- was discussed in a recent episode of Bravo TV’s Pregnant in Heels. Expectant mother Nia claimed that vaccinations were unnecessary and antiquated, but maternity concierge Rosie made it clear that immunizations would protect Nia’s baby from infectious disease. Check out a recap and clips from the episode on Bravo’s website to see what happened! Also check out Read More >

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Expanding Opportunities to Explore Biotechnology Careers

Jim Koeninger, Executive Director of HOSA—Future Health Professionals

By Jim Koeninger, PhD, Executive Director, HOSA—Future Health Professionals HOSA—Future Health Professionals, with nearly 150,000 members in 48 states and territories, has built and maintained a pipeline of future health professionals in secondary and postsecondary/collegiate institutions to work collaboratively and cooperatively to develop and produce a highly trained workforce for the health professions. HOSA is proud that this is our 27th consecutive year of increasing membership in our nearly 4,000 chapters with 48 percent minority participation. Read More >

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Premature Infant Summit: Born Too Soon

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Each year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States or roughly one in eight births. The toll prematurity takes on infant health and on families and society is profound. Babies born prematurely may be at risk of severe health problems. Some of the leading causes of infant death include low birth weight and prematurity. Despite these staggering statistics, the “voice” of premature patients and their families is often underrepresented Read More >

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