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Antiviral Pill Shows Promise as Treatment for Coronavirus
Treatment for Coronavirus
Public Health
Antiviral Pill Shows Promise as Treatment for Coronavirus
The oral antiviral drug EIDD-2801 has emerged as a promising treatment for coronavirus, performing well in the lab and in mouse studies.
April 9, 2020

The oral antiviral drug EIDD-2801 has emerged as a promising treatment for coronavirus, performing well in the lab and in mouse studies.

Progress Report
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
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Progress Report
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. Watch the first episode of our new series, Progress Report.
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April 9, 2020

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Could Check One Million People Daily
Coronavirus Test
Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Could Check One Million People Daily
BillionToOne has announced the creation of a coronavirus test it says would allow the U.S. to check more than one million people for COVID-19 daily.
April 8, 2020

BillionToOne has announced the creation of a coronavirus test it says would allow the U.S. to check more than one million people for COVID-19 daily.

Public Health
Plasma from Coronavirus Survivors Helps Sick Patients Recover
Plasma from Coronavirus Survivors
Public Health
Plasma from Coronavirus Survivors Helps Sick Patients Recover
Two studies in China found that plasma from coronavirus survivors helps patients with severe cases of COVID-19 recover within days of treatment.
April 8, 2020

Two studies in China found that plasma from coronavirus survivors helps patients with severe cases of COVID-19 recover within days of treatment.

Catalysts
Learning to Code in Prison
life after prison
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Catalysts
Learning to Code in Prison
This progressive organization is on a mission to break the cycle of recidivism, using coding. Incarcerated individuals can now spend their sentences acquiring marketable skills.
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April 8, 2020

This progressive organization is on a mission to break the cycle of recidivism, using coding. Incarcerated individuals can now spend their sentences acquiring marketable skills.

Public Health
Contact-Tracing Apps Could Help End Coronavirus Lockdown
Contact-Tracing Apps
Public Health
Contact-Tracing Apps Could Help End Coronavirus Lockdown
A new University of Oxford study found that contact-tracing apps could help bring the coronavirus pandemic to an end without violating citizens' rights.
April 7, 2020

A new University of Oxford study found that contact-tracing apps could help bring the coronavirus pandemic to an end without violating citizens' rights.

Public Health
Bill Gates Is Spending Billions to Produce 7 Coronavirus Vaccines
coronavirus vaccines
Public Health
Bill Gates Is Spending Billions to Produce 7 Coronavirus Vaccines
The Gates Foundation is building factories to manufacture seven promising coronavirus vaccines to prepare for mass production if any prove effective.
April 7, 2020

The Gates Foundation is building factories to manufacture seven promising coronavirus vaccines to prepare for mass production if any prove effective.

Public Health
Group Coronavirus Testing Helps Make Most of Limited Kits
Group Coronavirus Testing
Public Health
Group Coronavirus Testing Helps Make Most of Limited Kits
Researchers across the globe are testing the efficacy of group coronavirus testing — using one kit for multiple patients — with promising results.
April 6, 2020

Researchers across the globe are testing the efficacy of group coronavirus testing — using one kit for multiple patients — with promising results.

Medical Innovation
Can Green Light Therapy Cure Chronic Pain?
natural chronic pain relief
Medical Innovation
Can Green Light Therapy Cure Chronic Pain?
Scientists are finding that exposure to the color green, also known as green light therapy, could provide natural chronic pain relief.
April 6, 2020

Scientists are finding that exposure to the color green, also known as green light therapy, could provide natural chronic pain relief.

Healthcare
New Tool Seeks to Protect Those Reusing Coronavirus Masks
Coronavirus Masks
Healthcare
New Tool Seeks to Protect Those Reusing Coronavirus Masks
A group of researchers launched a website that teaches healthcare workers everything they need to know about reusing coronavirus masks as safely as possible.
April 6, 2020

A group of researchers launched a website that teaches healthcare workers everything they need to know about reusing coronavirus masks as safely as possible.

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Progress Report
Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Biohackers
Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.