Sunday, July 12, 2020

A passwordless server run by NSO Group sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns – TechCrunch

As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use...

The 6 Best Virtual Tours of the Human Body for Interactive Anatomy

When it comes to interactive virtual views, you can go to any place in the world and even outer space. So, a virtual tour through the human body shouldn’t be...

Johns Hopkins launches COVID-19 testing hub to provide public access to testing data –...

The COVID-19 testing picture in the U.S. is far from easy to understand, given the disparate agencies and public and private health organizations involved. Johns Hopkins, building on its excellent...

FDA reiterates risks of antimalarial drug use for COVID-19, as study into efficacy ends...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning about the known side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two antimalarial drugs (also used in the treatment...

GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contract – TechCrunch

Ventilators assembled by GM and Ventec Life Systems were delivered to hospitals Thursday night with more making their way to facilities today and through the weekend, the first in a...

University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial aims to have 500 people in testing by...

One of the largest COVID-19 vaccine trials currently underway will have over 500 volunteers actively testing its solution by the middle of next month. Researchers at the University of Oxford...

Apple opens access to mobility data, offering insight into how COVID-19 is changing cities...

Apple is providing a data set derived from aggregated, anonymized information taken from users of its Maps navigational app, the company announced today. The data is collected as a...

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing – TechCrunch

A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection against abuse and misuse of people’s data than...

How Homage is tackling Southeast Asia’s growing eldercare need – TechCrunch

The world’s population is aging, but the needs of elderly people are still being underserved. A United Nations report found that older people make up more than one-fifth of the...

Emergent BioSolutions gets $14.5M in federal funding to expedite COVID-19 plasma therapy development –...

Last week, we spoke to the head of Emergent BioSolutions’ Therapeutics Business Unit Dr. Laura Saward about her company’s work developing plasma-based potential treatments for COVID-19. Now, the company...

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