Monday, March 25, 2019
Biotech venture funding has been on a tear for the past couple of years, and corporate investors in the space are doing their part to boost the totals. Here at Crunchbase, we’ve put together an index of the largest pharma...
NYC is finally thawing — but we’ve still got a few weeks to go before local farmers markets catch up and have more to offer than cold-weather root vegetables. Happily, there are plenty of fresh-feeling, springy ways to prep...
If nothing else, last week’s Fitbit event showed the world that the company had learned two key lessons in the past year. One: price is possibly the largest driver in the company’s recent smartwatch success — so it went...
If you’re like me, you let out a heavy sigh every month or so when you reach out and unexpectedly find an empty bag of coffee. Bottomless, one of the 200-plus startups in Y Combinator’s latest batch, has a...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that from December to February, what it calls winter, the Lower 48 states got 9.01 inches of rain and snow, which is 2.22 inches more than the 20th-century normal. It surpassed the...
Do you want to live longer? Live near a primary care physician. Analyzing US population data, every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 people was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy, researchers at Stanford University found in...
A new study is giving depression the run-around. For the first time, scientists have proven that exercise can actually prevent depression. While a link between the mental illness and physical activity has been known for some time, new research from JAMA...
Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it’s the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1...
Beer drinkers can’t claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light...
Doctors have been using magnets to treat migraines for nearly half a century. But the remedy has always been cumbersome — treatments were in-office or in-hospital only and administered by a device the size of a Volkswagen. But now, scientists...

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