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Healthcare 2020-09-24T12:52:05Z
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5 vaccine experts told us what they'd need to know before they'd feel comfortable taking a coronavirus shot

Crucial vaccine results are expected as soon as October. Here's how top experts will decide whether or not to get the shot themselves.
Science 2020-09-24T12:39:05Z
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Meet the 38-year-old who's key to Amazon's health ambitions

These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 24.
Science 2020-09-24T12:31:00Z

The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo

The front-runners in the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest showcase trees' and animals' struggles to survive in a human-dominated world.
Science 2020-09-23T21:58:00Z

Researchers figured out why hundreds of elephants dropped dead in Botswana this year: Their water was poisoned by algae

Months after 330 elephants inexplicably died in Botswana, officials identified the cause of the die-off: toxic bacteria in their watering holes.
Science 2020-09-23T21:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.
Premium Healthcare 2020-09-23T19:11:00Z

SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR LIVE EVENT ON OCTOBER 5: Hear the latest on the race for a coronavirus vaccine and the 'return to normal' from 3 leading experts

Learn the latest on coronavirus vaccines with bioethicist Art Caplan and infectious disease experts Maria Elena Bottazzi and Dr. William Haseltine.
Science 2020-09-23T19:06:00Z

NASA is developing a new space toilet for moon-bound astronauts — but the agency's 'certified sniffers' say the system is far too stinky

Before it can fly astronauts to the moon, NASA's Orion spaceship will have to fix an important problem: Its toilet is too stinky.
Science 2020-09-23T19:04:00Z

People across the US have relied on KN95 face masks for protection. But the majority imported from China have failed safety standards.

A majority of masks tested did not filter 95% or more particles, per requirements, according to a nonprofit that tests the respirators.
Science 2020-09-23T18:37:00Z

Drugmakers still haven't started testing their coronavirus vaccines in children, putting kids at the end of the line for a potential shot

Four top drugmakers told us they plan to start testing their coronavirus shots in children, but none could say when kids might be able to get a shot.
Science 2020-09-23T18:32:00Z

156 countries joined a major, WHO-led effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines. The US and China aren't among them.

The US won't participate in Covax, an international effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine. That could backfire.
Science 2020-09-23T18:30:00Z

Why insulin is so expensive

The price of insulin has increased dramatically in the past 15 years. Many Type 1 diabetics have struggled to pay for this lifesaving drug.
Science 2020-09-23T17:51:00Z

Sweden's coronavirus deaths have dropped dramatically, but that doesn't mean its herd-immunity strategy worked, experts say

Sweden's coronavirus cases could easily climb as schools reopen, nursing homes allow visitors, and people return to cities after summer vacations.
Science 2020-09-23T17:15:00Z

Why we still can't upload our brains to the cloud

It's possible to upload your brain to a computer, but technology needs to advance first. Here's what has to happen before we emulate a mind.
Science 2020-09-23T15:36:00Z

5 potential coronavirus treatments have seen major advancements this month — here's what the new research shows

Two potential therapies from pharma giant Eli Lilly, an antibody drug and an arthritis pill, have seen promising trial results already this month.
Premium Healthcare 2020-09-23T13:35:00Z

There are 176 coronavirus vaccines in the works. Here's how top drugmakers see the race for a cure playing out in 2020 and 2021 and when the first shots might be available.

BI identified 32 potential coronavirus vaccines now in human testing, and 15 more programs that plan to enter the clinic this year.
Healthcare 2020-09-23T12:36:08Z

J&J has started its late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial

These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 23.
Healthcare 2020-09-23T10:45:00Z

Pharma giant J&J just launched a pivotal 60,000-person coronavirus vaccine trial, and we could learn if the shot works by the end of 2020

The world's largest healthcare company said results from a small, early study of its coronavirus vaccine were promising.

Trump once defined success as keeping US COVID deaths below 200,000. When he failed, he said real failure would be 2.5 million dead.

Trump in March said fewer than 200,000 dead would show his coronavirus policies had succeeded. He has since changed his opinion.
News 2020-09-23T06:56:03Z

Memories of Italy's brutal first wave have caused people to follow protocols and keep COVID-19 cases low, while neighboring countries like Spain and France now face a second wave

Milan resident Enrica Grazioli told The Wall Street Journal: "We had a national tragedy of epic proportions and you don't quickly forget something like that."
News 2020-09-23T05:05:14Z

Fauci says no one in the administration has seen vaccine data despite Trump's boasts that the US will have one 'very soon'

Fauci told The Daily Beast only one person has access to the vaccine data, so far, to assess whether it is ready for production or needs more testing.
News 2020-09-23T04:56:17Z

Supply shortages are forcing restrictions on who can get a COVID-19 test, and it's happening at the worst possible time

"This is a big country, and we still haven't been able to settle the testing issue. It doesn't make any sense," Michael Dacey told The Wall Street Journal.
Science 2020-09-23T01:24:00Z

'Unknown' space debris almost flew within 1 mile of the International Space Station. As junk builds up in orbit, the danger of collisions is growing.

An astronaut and two cosmonauts had to hunker down in a Russian spaceship attached to the ISS while NASA moved the orbiting laboratory out of the way.
Science 2020-09-23T00:01:00Z

These 5 factors are transforming the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors

Business Insider Intelligence has created an infographic showcasing compelling statistics from its recent digital health research.
Science 2020-09-22T20:52:00Z

Fossils found in New Zealand suggest the ancestor of all penguins lived on Earth's lost 8th continent, Zealandia

Researchers identified a new, extinct species of penguin that lived 3 million years ago. It's evidence that all penguins came from Zealandia.
Science 2020-09-22T20:03:00Z

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

In a new 2018 report, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.
Science 2020-09-22T19:01:00Z

NASA just unveiled its step-by-step plan to land astronauts on the moon via the Artemis program — then build a lunar base

NASA has announced its plan to return people to the moon for the first time in over 50 years. But Congress needs to approve the funds.
Premium Healthcare 2020-09-22T16:33:00Z

5 experts lay out how they'll determine whether a coronavirus vaccine is really safe and effective — here's what to know to evaluate the data for yourself

We could find out next month whether a coronavirus vaccine works. We talked to top experts to put together this guide to understanding the data.
Tech 2020-09-22T16:30:00Z

I tried the $3,000 digital weights machine that's like a Peloton for strength training and found how at-home fitness systems are the future — at least for those that can afford it

Tonal is one of many home workout machines in a market that has seen a surge in sales during the pandemic. It also costs $3,000.
Premium Finance 2020-09-22T15:26:00Z

Bright Health just raised $500 million and Oscar Health is reportedly eyeing an IPO. Here's a look at how the hot health insurance startups have fared this year.

We analyzed regulatory filings of five leading health insurance startups. Through the first half of 2020, many posted substantial gains.
Finance 2020-09-22T13:13:00Z

Shell's new clean-energy boss is forging a fresh future for the $100 billion giant as the oil business begins to unravel

Meet Elisabeth Brinton, Shell's new clean-energy leader, who's pushing the oil giant into a future less dependent on fossil fuels.
Science 2020-09-22T12:47:55Z

The CDC retracted its virus guidance

These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 22.
Politics 2020-09-22T11:46:17Z

A Kennedy who worked on Jared Kushner's COVID-19 task force said he was asked to distort a coronavirus prediction to make the outbreak seem less bad

Max Kennedy Jr., a Democrat, said he joined Jared Kushner's coronavirus response team hoping that it would rise above politics. It did not.
News 2020-09-22T07:16:42Z

Isolation and closed borders: Here's how ten Pacific Island nations are COVID-19-free, and the costs that come with it

Vanuatu's director of public health Dr. Len Tarivonda told the BBC: "If the virus comes, it will probably be like wildfire."
Politics 2020-09-22T05:31:31Z

Trump falsely claims that for young people COVID-19 'affects virtually nobody,' though in March he told Bob Woodward 'plenty of young people' are impacted by the virus

The coronavirus has infected nearly 7 million people in the US, and nearly 200,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 as of Monday.
Science 2020-09-21T23:00:00Z

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis

This report outlines how the US' mental health crisis falls on health systems, and how they can navigate the costly dilemma with telemental health.
Science 2020-09-21T21:34:00Z

Rapid coronavirus tests can give results in 15 minutes, but they aren't a pass for partying or seeing your parents

It's still not time to use a rapid COVID-19 tests to get into a concert, play a sport, or visit aging parents in a carefree way.
Science 2020-09-21T21:25:00Z

Archaeologists unearthed 27 sarcophagi in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead. They've been sealed for more than 2,500 years.

Egyptians buried their dead in Saqqara for thousands of years. The ancient city has yielded countless discoveries, including human and animal mummies.
Science 2020-09-21T20:03:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2020-09-21T17:15:00Z

How shark scales' unique design inspired the first manmade pattern to help stop bacterial spread

A shark's skin is made up of thousands of armor-like scales, known as denticles. Now, humans are copying that pattern to fight the spread of bacteria.
Science 2020-09-21T15:30:00Z

The CDC is retracting new guidance that the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly ventilated spaces

"Indoor environments without good ventilation" are really dangerous places to be with the virus, the CDC said in guidance it retracted on Monday.
Science 2020-09-21T14:47:00Z

Fauci: We'll likely be wearing masks for most of 2021, even after a vaccine rolls out

"I never said just the vaccine," Dr. Fauci said. "You never should abandon the public-health measures" if we really want to get rid of the virus.
Premium Finance 2020-09-21T13:30:00Z

6 top cannabis VCs lay out what it takes for a marijuana startup to grab their attention — and their cash

Investors are focusing on cannabis companies with proven track records. We asked top VCs what it would take for a startup to get their attention.
Healthcare 2020-09-21T13:02:51Z

Inside Big Pharma's work with celebs

Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 21.
Science 2020-09-21T12:51:00Z

How to have a coronavirus social routine that's as meticulous as Dr. Fauci's

"I don't think we need to go by my routine, which is probably unusual," the 79-year-old said. He works 7 days a week, and walks 3-4 miles a night.
Science 2020-09-21T12:35:00Z

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the ribbon of a supernova blast that ancient humans saw about 15,000 years ago

No space telescope had ever before captured the glowing ribbons of the Cygnus Loop — remnants of a supernova blast wave — in such detail.
Science 2020-09-20T19:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2020-09-20T14:47:17Z

Engagement with anti-vaxx Facebook pages more than trebled from July to August, analysis shows

The Guardian's research was based on monitoring six popular pages that posted anti-vaccine messages.
Science 2020-09-20T14:16:00Z

A striking new photo of Jupiter shows the Great Red Spot is shrinking – and other storms are growing

NASA's latest portrait of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, shows a world alive with storms.
Science 2020-09-20T13:34:00Z

The fall equinox comes on Tuesday. A planetary scientist's simple animation explains what equinoxes are and how they work.

The fall equinox happens on Tuesday. Here's how the equinox works, according to a planetary scientist.
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