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The Hidden Costs of Covid-19

Elective care surgeries since Covid-19 have been cancelled globally. The 45-week backlog for elective procedures that arose in May 2020 lingers. A recent study by CovidSurg Collaborative researchers collected data from 359 hospitals across 71 countries. The study showed...

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Market opportunities in wearable tech

Wearable technology might well be the answer for false negatives or inconclusive diagnostics tests. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a growing demand for non-invasive accurate diagnostics. This is needed in hospitals as well as in homes. A...

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Track & trace – why the hesitation?

Track and trace tools have long been effective in managing outbreaks. So why the hesitation with the Covid-19 pandemic? Turkey's Ministry of Health has a long standing history of tracing diseases since the Republic was formed in 1922. As a...

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Precision medicine investor returns

Svante Paabo and Hugo Zeberg (German researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) released a study in Nature on 30 Sept. 2020 indicating that individuals with genes inherited from Neanderthals are involved in some of the most...

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Liquid biopsies – an unbiased diagnosis

Scientists in the US have carried out liquid biopsy (as opposed to tissue biopsy) research throughout the summer of 2020 in order to learn how to diagnose cancer through the use of blood tests. The tests are referred to...

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NIH ‘Shark Tank’ Awards – Update?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US announced in August that it had awarded $248.7m to 7 companies out of 650 applicants in order to accelerate the development of Covid-19 diagnostic tests. The NIH fund allocation was a...

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Immune response and catching Covid twice

The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Centre and Rockefeller University in June concluded that herd immunity is not as simple as it sounds but that antibody testing retains a key role in localised lockdowns....

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We estimate that the robots and drones market will reach a value of $35.9bn by 2030E

The Financial Times reported recently that Covid-19 has severely impacted the agriculture sector, with farms all over the world faced with fields of fruits and vegetables left unharvested as workers are unable to work due to travel restrictions or...

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What more can governments do to ensure people wear the right kind of mask?

TIME magazine published an article on the effectiveness of homemade masks on 24 August 2020 and spoke to the controversy and confusion around them. In March, top US public health officials told the general public that masks were not needed...

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