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Amazon jumps deep into the pharmacy business

This goes well beyond their PillPack acquisition from 2018. The new offering, Amazon Pharmacy, allows customers to order prescription medication with free delivery, accepts most insurance, and even lets you compare your insurance price to the cash price (which is […]

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Oregon votes to allow psilocybin for mental health treatment

Psilocybin is the magic in magic mushrooms. Research keeps showing encouraging results when psilocybin and other psychedelics are used for mental health treatment, including the newly-published Hopkins depression study. This may be a big step toward acceptance of a new class of effective […]

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How Michael Holick sold America on Vitamin D

Yep, I’m still here learning more about Vitamin D. Another interesting side to the supplement is how it was popularized, though I think it’s not as nefarious as the author would have you believe: “The doctor most responsible for turning the […]

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Are we ready for the cure for cancer?

New therapeutics bring us to the brink of fixing underlying causes of many diseases. But, “If we can’t do those “easy” things—test for the virus, provide medical care for those that need it, even just get people the right PPE—how […]

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How to join a psychedelic clinical trial

“You could be eligible to participate in a psychedelic research trial. Studies of psychedelics are at various stages, enrolling both healthy volunteers and individuals with specific mental health conditions. We’ve compiled a list here of all the current or planned […]

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Bio eats world: the biology of aging

Episode one of a new a16z podcast dedicated to bio. I liked that they discussed how aging research might fold back into the existing healthcare system. “Once a fringe field, the science of aging is now entering a new phase […]

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Dogs trained to detect COVID-19 in saliva samples

“Researchers in Germany have trained dogs to detect COVID-19 infections from saliva samples. After only one week of training, the dogs were able to detect the presence of the infection with a 94% accuracy rate.” | learn more

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What is SalivaDirect?

“It is an RNA-extraction free, dualplex PCR for saliva to detect #SARS-CoV-2. It is meant to make sample collection and testing simpler and cheaper for large screening needs – like any “return-to” program.“ | learn more

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Pandemic loneliness is better than expected

When the pandemic-induced quarantines began earlier this year, many worried that loneliness would increase. Well, good news! “Surprisingly, it seems that levels of loneliness around the world have remained generally stable. How have we avoided a social fallout?” | learn more