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How Can the City Protect Residents From Extreme Heat Amid COVID? Philly Health Experts Have Ideas

As Philadelphia enters weeks of 90-degree days, the city is faced with two crises at once: heat exposure and the coronavirus.


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Inovio Embroiled in Lawsuits Around Its Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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Philly Nonprofit Offers Free Self-Test Kits to Encourage HIV Testing at Home

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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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.

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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.

Business

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.

Business

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.


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Business

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.

Business

NextUp: This Company Is Using Gene Therapy to Target Rare Eye Diseases

Ocugen has developed a new platform that could help bring greater attention to underserved areas of ophthalmology.

Business

Inside a Philly Firm’s Quest to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

With a $9 million grant, Inovio Pharmaceuticals is testing a unique immunotherapy approach to defeat the outbreak.

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NextUp: The Health Tech Company Eliminating Hospital Discharge Delays

Repisodic has developed a technology solution to help patients and their families make smarter, faster decisions about post-acute care.

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