One in four children with COVID-19 symptoms develop “long COVID,” according to data pooled from 21 earlier studies conducted in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Also, according to a study reported on March 14 in JAMA Pediatrics, women who wish to pass protective antibodies induced by COVID-19 vaccines to their babies via breast milk should opt for the mRNA shots from Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech.

On International Women’s Day, the Valuable 500 – the largest network of global CEOs committed to disability inclusion – announced the launch of the Valuable Directory, convening business disability experts from across the globe. Rare Patient Voice LLC, a leading firm connecting people with disabilities to opportunities for sharing their voices with researchers, is listed in this unique resource featuring expertise within digital, physical and cognitive accessibility, as well as tools for inclusive recruitment and branding practices. 

A new study from a team in California examined the differences between the sexes in the long-hauler response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Paris-based Jeito Capital announced the final close on its first fund, which is the largest venture capital fund in Europe focused on life sciences.

With global attention on gender and racial inequities this year, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is proud to recognize BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) GSK, Surgical Care Affiliates and Walgreens Boots Alliance with 2020 ACE Awards for exemplary workplace initiatives that are working to close the gender and racial inequities in the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Recent reports revealed that the infection rates between adults and children were similar since the novel coronavirus hit the world in 2019, but men are more likely to exhibit severe symptoms. The report also highlights the importance of contact tracing to help mitigate infection rates.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Thrive Earlier Detection released data from the DETECT-A study evaluating the company’s blood test to screen for multiple types of cancers. The study was run by Johns Hopkins University and Geisinger Health, testing more than 10,000 women with no previous history of cancer.

HCB Health President Nancy Beesley recently shared insights with Med Ad News about how her agency promotes diversity and what the industry needs to improve on.

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Bio Buzz selected five women venture capitalists who are considered “trailblazing investors shaping the future of life science investing” in the BioCapital Hotbed Community.