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The CEO of a startup aimed at harnessing the benefits of young blood shares his real plan to beat aging

The CEO of a startup aimed at harnessing the benefits of young blood shares his real plan to beat aging

15 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Getty Images/Joern Pollex For $8,000, a startup called Ambrosia plans to sell transfusions of young blood for anti-aging purposes . Another longevity company called Alkahest is...
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Pharma giant GSK just made a $5.1 billion bet on a cancer drugmaker

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Reuters via handout GlaxoSmithKline just agreed to acquire the cancer drugmaker Tesaro for $5.1 billion in a bid to bulk up its cancer pipeline. Tesaro makes a drug called...
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A startup that wants to regenerate human hearts and brains just announced a new chief financial officer - and it could mean an IPO in 2019

A startup that wants to regenerate human hearts and brains just announced a new chief financial officer - and it could mean an IPO in 2019

3 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

Reuters BlueRock Therapeutics , a biotech company looking to create cell and gene therapies in the field of regenerative medicine, just appointed former investment banker Shane...
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A startup that's helping us better understand the microbes that live in and on each of us is now going to start developing drugs based on those bugs

A startup that's helping us better understand the microbes that live in and on each of us is now going to start developing drugs based on those bugs

3 monthes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Courtesy Ubiome Microbiome startup uBiome, best known for its tests that sequence the bugs living in us, is expanding into drug development. Boosted by $83 million in series C...
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Never eat the 'clean' part of moldy bread

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

We've all been there. The loaf of bread you bought a couple weeks ago is starting to grow mold and you're wondering "Maybe I can just cut the part where I can see the mold and...
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Fitbit's moving away from a simple step counter into health coaching as it faces competition from the Apple Watch

Fitbit's moving away from a simple step counter into health coaching as it faces competition from the Apple Watch

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

Fitbit Fitbit has a plan to help it stay relevant as it faces more competition from companies like Apple and Garmin. It's launching Fitbit Care, a health platform that combines...
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A new report says pharma companies increased drug prices by nearly double during shortages - and it highlights the biggest debate in healthcare today

A new report says pharma companies increased drug prices by nearly double during shortages - and it highlights the biggest debate in healthcare today

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Unsplash/Freestocks.org Drug shortages are a constant worry for the US healthcare system. Researchers looked at prices of drugs under shortage from 2015 to 2016 and found that...
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A new study just found that taking aspirin doesn't necessarily help healthy older people - here's what you need to know

A new study just found that taking aspirin doesn't necessarily help healthy older people - here's what you need to know

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

Thomson Reuters A new study found that daily low-dose aspirin use does not increase health and lifespan in relatively healthy elderly people over the age of 70. It also didn't...
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Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech unicorn valued at more than $7.5 billion, could be gearing up for an IPO as early as this winter

Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech unicorn valued at more than $7.5 billion, could be gearing up for an IPO as early as this winter

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

Biotech unicorn Moderna Therapeutics, which is valued at more than $7.5 billion, may file for an initial public offering as early as this winter, according to STAT news. The...
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One of the largest health insurers in the US is launching a $250 million venture fund

One of the largest health insurers in the US is launching a $250 million venture fund

4 monthes ago   |   Business Insider

Business Insider Cigna is launching a $250 million venture fund called Cigna Ventures. Cigna Ventures will be tasked with finding startups and growth stage companies in...
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Dublin Airport welcomed a record 31.5 million passengers in 2018

Dublin Airport welcomed a record 31.5 million passengers in 2018

Dublin Airport welcomed 31.5 million passengers in 2018 which included 29.4 million people who travelled to and from the airport and 2.1 million passengers who used the airport... Read more ...

South African Airways improves through-check across the SAA brand

South African Airways improves through-check across the SAA brand

South African Airways , the leading carrier on the continent, has made further strides towards improving customer experience across the SA Brand. SA codeshare customers... Read more ...

Foreign tourists spend a total of 4.5 trillion Yen in Japan last year

Foreign tourists spend a total of 4.5 trillion Yen in Japan last year

Last year, foreign tourists spent a total of 4.5 trillion Yen in Japan, of which 335.5 billion Yen, or 7.4 percent, was contributed by Hong Kong visitors. Hongkongers... Read more ...

TRAVEX fair is underway in Vietnam

TRAVEX fair is underway in Vietnam

The Travel Exchange fair is a platform facilitating trade of regional and individual tourism products from ASEAN member countries. The fair is under way, opening up various... Read more ...

Amazon's Terrific Super Bowl Audio Deals Include Sonos and Dolby Atmos

Amazon's Terrific Super Bowl Audio Deals Include Sonos and Dolby Atmos

It's not surprising that Amazon would run a home theater audio sale with the Super Bowl now just two weeks away. But holy crap, we weren't expecting so many great options . Read more ...

Travellers embrace Airbnb for 2019 Chinese New Year, Songkran and Golden Week

Travellers embrace Airbnb for 2019 Chinese New Year, Songkran and Golden Week

The new data shows that travellers to Thailand are increasingly turning to Airbnb for accommodation during big tourism events. Read more ...

What Mueller's extraordinarily unprecedented move to dispute BuzzFeed's...

What Mueller's extraordinarily unprecedented move to dispute BuzzFeed's story on the record tells us

Ann Heisenfelt/Getty Images Experts are flummoxed by a statement the special counsel Robert Mueller put out disputing a BuzzFeed News report that indicated President Donald... Read more ...

Top 5 global events Americans are keen on traveling in 2019 - Love Home Swap...

Top 5 global events Americans are keen on traveling in 2019 - Love Home Swap survey

The number one most anticipated event in 2019 for Americans is Munich's Oktoberfest. It was revealed by a survey by Love Home Swap, which is a travel company. About 34 per cent... Read more ...

Kenya Airways adds new flights to Seychelles

Kenya Airways adds new flights to Seychelles

Kenya Airways is adding new flights to Seychelles as of February 6, the Seychelles Tourism Board said Thursday, increasing its flight frequency to the island nation by 40... Read more ...

Free drop-off to be introduced at Bristol Airport

Free drop-off to be introduced at Bristol Airport

The move follows concerns raised by local residents about the volume of cars waiting in local roads, lanes and laybys in order to avoid paying parking charges. This issue... Read more ...