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How a Pop-Up Clinic Is Working to Close Philly’s Vaccine Equity Gap

Here’s how Penn Medicine, Trinity Health, and community faith leaders collaborated on “operationalizing equity” around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.


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How M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Ended Up a Major Donor to CHOP Research

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NextUp: The Philly Startup Using Biosensors to Combat Food Waste and Improve Supply Chains

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How Philly’s Bioscience Sector Is Driving the City’s Next Big Real Estate Boom

More than a million square feet of lab space are under construction to house the region’s leading life sciences companies and biotech entrepreneurs.

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Here’s How the City Is Preparing to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Once One Is Ready

Several vaccines for the novel coronavirus could be ready by mid-December. Here’s what — and how long — it’ll take to make them accessible to those who need them.

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Penn Is Enrolling Pregnant Women in a COVID-19 Clinical Trial. Here’s Why That’s Important

Of the 900 COVID-19 clinical trials launched around the world, very few have been related to pregnancy — even though pregnant women are more likely to have worse outcomes from the virus than non-pregnant women.

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NextUp: The Company Working to Prevent Respiratory Failure in COVID-19 Patients

NeuroRX has a history of pursuing treatments for illnesses abandoned by others. Their latest drug had been shelved for 20 years until they unearthed it this March.

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This Philly Scientist’s Technology Helped Make the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Possible

Drew Weissman, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania whose technology the promising vaccine is based on, explains how it works.

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Meet the Founder of Philly’s First Black-Owned Biotech Manufacturer

Tia Lyles-Williams, CEO of LucasPye Bio, is carving a path to bring more affordable drugs to market — and to make her industry more inclusive.



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Look Inside Philly’s New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Trucks

Vybe Urgent Care and Aardvark Mobile Health have teamed up with the City of Philadelphia to bring COVID-19 testing to you. 

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It’s November and We Still Don’t Have a Coronavirus Vaccine

Here’s a look at how far Philly companies have gotten in the development process — and how far there is yet to go.

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How to Assemble Your Cancer Support Team in Philadelphia

If you’re going through cancer treatment, it’s important you don’t do it alone. In Philly, you don’t have to.

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How to Conquer Cancer in Philadelphia

From finding a cancer support network to enrolling in potentially lifesaving trials, this guide can remove some of the uncertainty.

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Why Cancer Screenings — Even in the Middle of a Pandemic — Are Still Vitally Important

Cancer screenings are down this year, which is an issue that should concern us all.


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How to Access Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatments and Clinical Trials in Philly

Take a look at the medical marvels being pioneered right here.

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How to Celebrate Fall and Winter Holidays Safely During a Pandemic

With the season of family gatherings upon us, here are five ways to make your holiday celebrations safer for all.

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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Have Very Different Plans For Your Health Care

A local health policy expert breaks down what each presidential candidate plans to do with the existing health-care law and how it might affect Philadelphians.

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NextUp: The Company Developing Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines

MBF Therapeutics is applying its expertise in developing gene-based vaccines for use in pets to discover a vaccine that’ll provide longer-lasting immunity to the coronavirus.

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