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The untold story of Moderna as the biotech's coronavirus vaccine faces a test that could make it one of the most consequential startups of all time (MRNA)

The biotech Moderna has skyrocketed to global prominence, leading the world's race for a coronavirus vaccine. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech was founded in 2010 with the ambitious goal to develop a new type of medicine. While its platform remains unproven, it is now being tested under the brightest possible spotlight of a pandemic.  Here's the inside story of Moderna's rise, from an offshoot of stem cell research to routinely shattering funding records on its way to biotech's top r...
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Automakers help restart US industry as globe reopens further

WARREN, Mich. — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months Monday in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus yielded encouraging results in a small and extremely early test.Stocks rallied on the vaccine news and signs that the worst of the crisis has passed in many countries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared about 900 points, or nearly 4%.In a surprise ...
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Early Coronavirus Vaccine Results Show Promise

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. The vaccine by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc., generated antibodies similar to those seen in people who have recovered from COVID-19 in study volunteers who were given either a low or medium dose. In the next phase of the study, led by the U.S. National ...
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Investors just poured $14.6 billion into startups working to transform healthcare. These are the 10 companies that pulled in the most cash.

Investors poured $14.6 billion into healthcare startups during the first quarter of 2020. Digital health stood out among the ten biggest deals at the same the novel coronavirus has driven remote medicine to new heights. Cellular therapy companies, which work with human cells to combat diseases, also closed some of the largest rounds of the quarter. Firms that sequence DNA, make cheap drugs, and establish networks for doctors were also on the list. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, China, Softbank, Digital, US, Trends, Pfizer, Las Vegas, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Cb Insights, Northern California


MOTHERS DAY

Once again for Mothers Day I'm posting photos of our family's mothers, starting with the maternal line of my family.. For our Mom's side we don't have very many since her grandparents immigratedhere from Ireland and Germany in the 19th century.   John McFarland & Annie (Kelley) McFarland First there's Anna Kelley, born 1Oct 1858 in Kiltrustan, Roscommon, Ireland. She marriedmy great grandfather in Edinburgh Scotland on 16May1879 and shortly after they cameto America and settled in Bos...
Tags: Germany, Boston, America, Ireland, Ed, Anna, Genealogy, Boston MA, Bill West, Edinburgh Scotland, McFarland, Cambridge Massachusetts, Agnes McFarland, John McFarland Annie Kelley McFarland, Anna Kelley, Kiltrustan Roscommon Ireland


The "psychobiome" is bacteria in your gut that affects how you think and act

An array of scientific evidence suggest that in some cases, the bacteria in your gut–your microbiome–could be tied to neurological and psychological disorders and differences, from anxiety and autism to Parkinson's and schizophrenia. The journal Science published a survey of the field and the Cambridge, Massachusetts start-up Holobiome that hopes to use insight into this "psychobiome" to develop treatments for depression, insomnia, and other conditions with a neurological side to them. From Sc...
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MIT students painstakingly recreated their iconic campus in 'Minecraft' — take a look

MIT students are recreating their Cambridge, Massachusetts campus on "Minecraft" after COVID-19 ended their semester early. Events including graduations and weddings have been moved online to "Minecraft," "Animal Crossing," and other online games since the coronavirus spread throughout the world. Most US colleges have moved to remote learning for the rest of the semester, and now even the return to campus in the fall is in question. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coro...
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Bill Gates just dropped $43 million on an oceanfront home in California. Here's how he spends his $102 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates just purchased a $43 million 5,800-square-foot home in Del Mar, California, reported Katherine Clarke for The Wall Street Journal. Gates has an estimated net worth of $102 billion. While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates just expanded his real es...
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Even in the age of COVID-19, you need to stay focused on the customer

It’s easy to think, as we find ourselves in the midst of a truly unprecedented situation, that the rules of building a successful business have suddenly changed. While the world may be topsy-turvy at the moment, keeping your customer at the center of your business strategy is more important than ever. That means finding creative ways to engage with your customers and thinking deeply about what they need as the world changes before our eyes. As a small example on a local level, Pandemonium Books ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Enterprise, Boston, Tech, Customer Experience, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff, Bezos, Cambridge Massachusetts, Clayton Christensen, Benioff, MIT Sloan Management Review, COVID-19


Healthy Mother Of 2 Gets First Dose Of Experimental Vaccine For Coronavirus

SEATTLE (CBS Local) — A healthy mother of two teenagers has become the first person in the United States to receive a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Jennifer Haller, 43, received the first of two shots of the potential COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle. “I’m feeling great,” she told CBS affiliate KIRO. “The actual vaccination itself felt much like a flu shot. Didn’t hurt much. Very easy. Feeling great.” Haller, who lives in Se...
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Healthy Mother Of Two Gets First Dose Of Experimental Vaccine For Coronavirus

SEATTLE (CBS Local) — A healthy mother of two teenagers has become the first person in the United States to receive a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Jennifer Haller, 43, received the first of two shots of the potential COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle. “I’m feeling great,” she told CBS affiliate KIRO. “The actual vaccination itself felt much like a flu shot. Didn’t hurt much. Very easy. Feeling great.” Haller, who lives in Se...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, US, United States, Cbs, National Institutes of Health, Offbeat, Seattle, KIRO, Haller, Cambridge Massachusetts, Local TV, Moderna Inc, Talkers, Coronavirus, COVID, Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute


Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Here's how he spends his $98 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

On Friday, Bill Gates announced via LinkedIn that he's stepping down from the two public boards he serves on: Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Gates, who has a net worth of $98 billion, said he wants to "dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities." While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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Elizabeth Warren: key moments from her 2020 presidential campaign

Speaking from outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren said on Thursday she had 'no regrets' as she announced that she was ending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here's a look back at some of the key moments from Warren's campaign trail  Continue reading...
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Warren Ends Campaign, Declines to Immediately Endorse

(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren suspended her presidential campaign Thursday after finding no path to the Democratic nomination and gave no indication whether she would support fellow progressive Bernie Sanders or the more centrist and newly resurgent front-runner Joe Biden.“I want to take a little time to think a little more,” she told reporters.Warren said she believed she could be a bridge between the progressive and centrist wings of the Democratic Party, but the election results showed that...
Tags: News, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Arizona, Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump


‘I need some space’: Elizabeth Warren says she won’t immediately endorse anyone as she quits Democratic race

Elizabeth Warren has officially announced she will be dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, but refused to endorse either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden right now for the nomination.“I will not be running for president in 2020 but I guarantee I will stay in the fight for the hardworking people across this country who’ve gotten the short end of the stick,” she told reporters on Thursday outside her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cambridge Massachusetts


We’re The Closest We’ve Ever Been To Campaign Finance Reform

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The movement for major campaign finance reform is closer to overhauling our system than at any point in the previous four decades. Last year, the House of Representatives passed HR 1, the For The People Act, an omnibus pro-democracy bill that included public financing of congressional elections — the most effective way to democratize political influence. Though the bill languishes in the Senate thanks to Majority L...
Tags: Amazon, News, Congress, Senate, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Warren, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Campaign Finance, Cafe, Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


Biden Surges Ahead of Super Tuesday, May Not Catch Sanders

(Bloomberg) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden did something in 24 hours he couldn’t do for more than a year -- coalesce the Democratic Party’s establishment around him as he tries to thwart Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday.And it still might not be enough.Sanders holds the advantage in key contests – including delegate-rich states like Texas and California – and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg threatens to play spoiler. So the risk for moderate Democrats is that the exit of Pete Buttigie...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Warren, Dallas, Miami


Dispensed: Coronavirus spreads, drugmakers scramble to respond, and the latest magic mushroom startups

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. With Lydia Ramsey skiing the Colorado slopes, this week's edition is being written — for the very first time — by her colleague, Andrew Dunn. Are you new to the newsletter? You can sign up here.  And what a week for my first newsletter. Breathe in. Breathe out. Wash your hands. We've got a lot of coronavirus developments to go through, starting with speedy progress on developing a vaccine candidate.  How the buzzy b...
Tags: Colorado, California, China, US, Toronto, Trends, Fda, North America, Amgen, Gilead Sciences, Big Pharma, Lydia, Cambridge Massachusetts, Steve Jurvetson, The National Institutes of Health, Moderna


How the buzzy biotech upstart Moderna sped past Big Pharma to develop the first potential coronavirus vaccine in just 42 days

In the sprint to develop vaccines for the coronavirus outbreak, the world's largest drugmakers have been lapped by a startup biotech.  It took 42 days for Moderna to turn the genomic sequence of the virus into a vaccine candidate and ship it to US health officials.  The National Institutes of Health will now start the first human trial in a matter of weeks, focused on safety. It will require months of additional study to know if the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting people against th...
Tags: White House, China, US, Trends, Shanghai, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Wuhan, Zika, Jpmorgan, Johnson Johnson, National Institutes of Health NIH, Big Pharma, Sanofi, Fauci, Fudan University


Continuing to grow and invest across America in 2020

Today I’m pleased to announce that Google will invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States in 2020. Google has a presence in 26 states across the country and our new investments will be focused in 11 of them: Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California. Everywhere we invest, we strive to create meaningful opportunities for local communities. A powerful example is our data center in Pryo...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, United States, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio


Buzzy biotech Moderna is 'looking at all options' to ramp up production just days after shipping the first potential coronavirus vaccine (MRNA)

A startup biotech is leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, as the scientific community and drug industry scramble to identify treatments to halt the outbreak. On Tuesday, Moderna shipped the first batches of its experimental vaccine to the National Institutes of Health. US health officials will lead the first clinical trial, planning to test the vaccine for safety in healthy adults. While the NIH prepares to start that study, Moderna executives said they are "looking at all option...
Tags: US, Trends, CMO, Bill Gates, Nih, Wuhan, Zika, Johnson Johnson, National Institutes of Health NIH, Sanofi, Cambridge Massachusetts, Moderna, mRNA, Stéphane Bancel, National Institutes of Health US


Google's Silicon Valley HQ has a new 31,000-square-foot amenity-packed floor with looks inspired by salt mining — see inside (GOOG)

Google's Mountain View, California headquarters opened a more than 31,000-square-foot area inspired by the area's history of salt mining in 2019. The floor is a place for Googlers to hang out, eat, or workout.  Google is known for its quirky offices, often inspired by the locations where they're built.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is known for its fun and unusual offices, and its Mountain View, California headquarters is no exception. Also called the Googleplex,...
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North Korea's Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

WASHINGTON -- North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong Un, to evade a "maximum pressure" U.S. sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study.The study concludes that since 2017 -- the year President Donald Trump threatened "fire and fury like the world has never seen" against the country -- the North's use of the internet has surged about 300%. Nearly half that traffic now flow...
Tags: News, North Korea, Nsa, China, Russia, India, Iran, West, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Bangladesh, North, Cia, Kim, Sony Pictures Entertainment


A vaccine for Wuhan coronavirus could take years to develop, based on our experience trying to fight Zika and Ebola

Several biotech companies have rolled out plans to develop vaccines to protect people against the Wuhan, China coronavirus, with support from global health groups and the US government. But vaccine development has historically been an arduous, multi-year process. None of the biotechs provided expected timelines to get their vaccines on the market. Previous infectious disease outbreaks, including for the Ebola and Zika viruses, show the challenges likely to face experimental vaccines for this v...
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View Cameras

I've been at least low-level obsessed with view cameras since I started in photography seriously in 1980. I used to go by Ferrante-Dege, an old-line camera store in Cambridge, Massachusetts (I loved and miss old camera stores), to "visit" a resplendent Deardorff 5x7 they had on semi-permanent display (it was for sale, but didn't sell, so it was there for a long time). It was profoundly beautiful—well, to my photogeeky young self it was—and also profoundly unaffordable, which made me covet it all...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Old, Cameras, Michigan, Polaroid, Chamonix, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Mike, Chatham, Michael C Johnston, Ron, Upstate New York, Presque Isle, Cambridge Massachusetts


Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business

Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has gone from a startup renting air matresses to a multi-billion dollar global travel company. After a wave of lukewarm receptions for tech IPOs last year, Airbnb announced its own plans to brave the public markets in 2020.  Investors wil be taking a close look at the company's reported losses, but also at its past acquisitions and how they will play into Airbnb's strategy going forward. Here's a list of all the companies Airbnb has bought up over the past twel...
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Feles wants to build all-in-one bio labs for the intensely curious

Generally, CES is where you go if you want to see uncanny valleys made of gorgeous screens or to try a salad prepared by a robot. Eureka Park, though, is home to oddball projects that often grab you in ways you don't always see coming. That was my experience with Feles, a startup based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts: This small team is hard at work on its first product, an all-in-one home laboratory that gives people the opportunity to get acquainted with biological lab work.
Tags: Science, Cambridge Massachusetts, Eureka Park, Feles


NASA’s planet hunting satellite found another potentially habitable earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow for the presence of liquid water on the planet’s surface. Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, according to a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The new planet joins other Earth-sized planets discovered by NASA including several i...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Astronomy, California, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Harvard, Sun, Cambridge, Silicon Valley, University Of Chicago


Google's Cambridge office has elevators that look like the subway and take workers to 'the beach' and faux Victorian houses (GOOG)

Google is known for its quirky offices and built-in unusual structures. The tech giant often incorporates nods to local culture into its offices, and the one in Cambridge, Massachusetts no exception. The Cambridge-based office is full of references to local icons. Take a look inside. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google may have started in garage, but it's offices are now some of the most interesting ones in tech.  The company is known for places offices in unexpected bu...
Tags: Google, La, Boston, US, Trends, Mit, Cambridge, Charles, Nelson, Mbta, Public Garden, Warsaw Poland, Cambridge Massachusetts, Arlington Street, Park Street, Cambridge MA


Best live music venues in Boston

Bring up Boston , and everyone within earshot starts playing the word association game. Red Sox. Harvard. Cheers. The Boston Tea Party. Everyone knows the city for something. It’s no secret that Boston’s also a music city. After all, it’s had more time than most American cities to cultivate a music scene. Yet in light of the Massachusetts capital’s many celebrated institutions, it’s easy to forget just how musical Boston really is, from the buskers on Newbury Street to the Berklee kids wearing...
Tags: Travel, NYC, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Jimi Hendrix, PBR, House, Middle East, Cambridge, Haim, Clubs, Leon, All, Music Venues, Celtics



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