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No, a saltwater gargle won't kill the virus. Local health experts help us determine what's true and what's false about COVID-19.
NextHealth PHL covers the healthcare industry in Philadelphia and the work of scientists, doctors, and healthcare companies in Cellicon Valley. NextHealth PHL puts a special emphasis on healthcare news in the vibrant cell and gene therapies sector.
The Liacouras Center Hospital Probably Won’t Help COVID-19 Patients
But these portable hospital rooms invented by a Drexel alum might.
Another Philly Company Joins the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine
Chimeron Bio’s technology could make a future coronavirus vaccine more accessible to patients and cheaper for companies to produce.
The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Far From Over. But Here’s How It Might End.
Two doctors explain the future course the virus could take — depending on how society responds.
Philadelphia Nurses Tell All: I’m Afraid I’ll Infect My Family
As the city’s hospitals prepare for an influx of coronavirus patients, Philly nurses fear they won’t be able to protect themselves or their loved ones.
8 Dangerous Myths About Coronavirus Debunked
No, a saltwater gargle won’t kill the virus. Local health experts help us determine what’s true and what’s false about COVID-19.
Here’s How Long Until a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Ready
We talked to the CEO of Integral Molecular, a Philly biotech company working toward a vaccine, about the challenges and opportunities ahead.
New Procedure Restores Sensation to Breast Cancer Survivors After Mastectomy
A Penn surgeon is the first in the Philadelphia region to offer the Resensation treatment.
NextUp: The Company Engineering White Blood Cells to Kill Cancer
Carisma Therapeutics wants to be the first to engineer a macrophage, a parasite-eating white blood cell found in humans, to destroy cancer tumors.
Philadelphia’s Citywide Innovation Fest to Return for a Second Year
B.PHL’s chief planner, Michelle Histand, says the festival will be bigger and better in 2020. Here’s what you can expect to see.
Why the FTC Wants to Block the Jefferson-Einstein Merger
One expert says the the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint is itself enough to kill the proposed deal.
NextUp: This New Voice Assistant Tells You When to Take Your Meds
Move over, Siri and Alexa. WellBe is here to take the virtual assistant market to new heights with at-home healthcare support.
Inside Penn Med’s Legendary Wilderness Medicine Course
The class challenges students to be leaders in the face of large-scale emergencies and natural disasters.
NextUp: The Company Using Gene Therapy to Cure Rare Skin Conditions
Castle Creek Biosciences is developing several treatments that may provide relief for "Butterfly Children" and others living with rare genetic diseases.
NextUp: The Company Fighting Hard-to-Treat Bacterial Infections
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals is leading the race to develop new antibiotics before the next drug-resistant superbug spreads.
La Salle University, Merck Partner to Prepare Students for Careers in Life Science Industry
With an innovative curriculum, the partnership offers faster paths to careers in the growing sector.