Researchers with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have had promising results with a cancer vaccine.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jeff Bezos’ Day One Fund teamed up to donate $15 million to the Diagnostics Accelerator as part of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.
W2O and The LAGRANT Foundation Extend and Expand Groundbreaking Healthcare Communications Fellowship
W2O – an innovative, analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications firm – announced an extension and expansion to the $50,000 three-year commitment to the Future Leaders in Healthcare Fellowship Program that it offers in collaboration with The LAGRANT Foundation. LAGRANT is an organization focused on increasing the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, communications, marketing and digital.
Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said.
Johnson & Johnson Vision, a broad-based global leader in eye health, launched a worldwide campaign to #spotlightsight in honor of World Sight Day on October 11, 2018.
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics will give $19 million to drugmaker Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine unit and Oxford University experts to work on immunizations against three major diseases.
An experimental GlaxoSmithKline vaccine could prevent tuberculosis developing in half of those who receive it, making the vaccine potentially the first new shot against the global killer in a century.
In another example of companies focused on aging-related diseases, Elevian launched with $5.5 million in seed funding.
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai evaluated data on the brains of 622 people who had indications of Alzheimer’s and 322 people who did not. They found levels of herpes virus in the Alzheimer’s patients that were up to twice as high as the non-disease group.
McCann Health & AFSP Go To NYC Pride Festival To Raise Awareness Of Suicide Prevention In LGBT Community
McCann Health announced that its Guinness World Record-breaking suicide prevention program, known as “The Orange Project” (TOP), will go to the NYC Pride Festival in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the LGBT community.