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NextUp: Roundtrip Is Removing Transportation Barriers From Healthcare

The local company created digital tools that make it easier for patients to commute to doctor visits. During the pandemic, they’ve also helped health workers get to their jobs.

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Philly Should Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis — And Then Do Something About it

Local health experts weigh in on what it would mean to declare racism a public health emergency and what our officials can do to ensure health equity now.

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NextUp: Larimar Therapeutics Is Advancing Clinical Trials for Complex Rare Diseases

Amid a widespread freeze of clinical research due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this local company has continued progress toward a potential cure for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).

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A New $10M Program Will Improve Access to STEM Opportunities for Women, Black and Latinx Students in Philly

The initiative led by GlaxoSmithKline will fund programs that close gaps in the region’s workforce pipeline and give career opportunities to underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math.

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NextUp: The Local Company Building a Fleet of COVID-19 Testing Trucks

Aardvark Mobile Health is working to bring safe and efficient coronavirus testing to vulnerable populations.

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How Ala Stanford Became a Champion for the Health of Black Philadelphians Amid COVID

While the city waited for funding, this Philly surgeon launched her own program to bring free coronavirus testing to the Black community. But it’s hardly the first time in her life she’s stepped up.

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Beauty, Health and Wellness

In Philly, where only 2.5 percent of businesses are Black-owned, these entrepreneurs have overcome more obstacles than most. Then came the pandemic, which drew a stark line between essential and non-essential businesses.

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An Inside Look At Penn’s Brain-Zapping Treatment for Essential Tremor

MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy is now covered by Medicare, giving millions of patients access to a minimally invasive treatment for the world’s most common movement disorder.

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Coronavirus Has Mutated Into a New, Potentially More Infectious Strain

Researchers from Integral Molecular discuss the differences between coronavirus strains and what the latest mutation could mean for COVID-19 vaccine development.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Philly in the Fall?

Local epidemiologists weigh in on where we are in the coronavirus pandemic — and where we might be headed.

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NextUp: The CHOP Spinout Reducing Medication Errors and Waste

Bainbridge Health is using data to identify trends in critical care medication use for COVID-19 patients and prevent drug shortages during the pandemic.

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8 Prominent Philadelphians on What Being Black in Philly Should Look Like

As the nation reckons with its racist past, we wanted to know what Philadelphia’s Black community would consider real, substantive progress and change.

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Black Scientists Still Face an Uphill Battle in Securing NIH Research Grants

Despite changes to the NIH grant review process, a new study found Black applicants consistently receive lower scores in the first phase of review. Experts explain why that could be — and what local institutions can do to address the disparity in funding.

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in the Arts

In Philly, where only 2.5 percent of businesses are Black-owned, these entrepreneurs have overcome more obstacles than most. Then came the pandemic, which has created unique challenges for businesses that rely on gathering people indoors.

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NextUp: The Philly Company Improving Molecular Tests for COVID-19

Biomeme has invented a coronavirus test that can be evaluated outside of traditional lab settings and can deliver accurate results in an hour or less.