Andrew Forrest’s Tattarang launches Tenmile, a $250m venture capital fund for medical technology start-ups

Andrew Forrest’s Tattarang launches Tenmile, a $250m venture capital fund for medical technology start-ups

WA billionaires Andrew and Nicola Forrest are backing a new $250 million venture capital fund in Perth that targets start-ups in the medical technology sector. Tenmile has former Roche Group director Steve Burnell at the helm and aims to increase the number of companies looking to grow at scale – a constant struggle for Australian … Read more

Volpara Health’s new CEO dishes out some strong medicine

Volpara Health's new CEO dishes out some strong medicine

Teri Thomas, an American transplanted to Tauranga, took over the reins at Volpara in April. Photo / Included Volpara Health’s restructuring will lighten the workforce by 29, or a third more than the recently reported number, once a declining lid policy is taken into account – but the new CEO says it is now on … Read more

2021’s news highlights from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

2021's news highlights from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Whether it’s the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic or our leading science, our stories are top news across the country and the world. Here are some of the most popular and interesting press releases from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in 2021. Have fun! whole genome order in improves diagnosis of rare … Read more

Confluent Medical Technologies Announces Grand Opening of Costa Rica Expansion | Business

Confluent Medical Technologies Announces Grand Opening of Costa Rica Expansion | Business

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 12, 2022– Confluent Medical Technologies (Confluent) today announced the Grand Opening of the newest addition to their large-scale manufacturing center of excellence in Alajuela, Costa Rica, expanding their capacity for Nitinol processing and catheter manufacturing. This press release contains multimedia. Watch the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220812005083/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) This new facility … Read more

University Medical Center launches monkeypox vaccine clinic to help vaccinate LGBTQ community

University Medical Center launches monkeypox vaccine clinic to help vaccinate LGBTQ community

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Featuring cases of Monkeypox that are popular in our area. There are currently 97 confirmed cases in Louisiana. Now there is new concern about the lack of vaccines. The University Medical Center is taking matters into its own hands. Many people want to get their monkeypox vaccines and the University Medical … Read more

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ are key indicators as to whether a person will suffer long-Covid

Researchers found that long-term Covid patients have about half as much cortisol in their blood as people who recovered from the virus with no long-term problem (file photo)

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are key indicators of whether a person will suffer from Covid for a long time, study shows A Yale research team found that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ had lower levels of cortisol in their blood Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands that activates the … Read more

Our relationship with food is broken – here’s how to fix it

Our relationship with food is broken – here's how to fix it

The most common feeding problems among parents of toddlers involve quantity and quality: they worry that their children aren’t eating enough or are eating the wrong things, Sarah Almond Bushell says. “Sometimes it’s volume, other times it’s variety. Some children have a limited supply of accepted foods and parents fear they are not getting enough … Read more

Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic – but ‘not anything like the Covid’ outbreak

Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic - but 'not anything like the Covid' outbreak

An expert warns that monkeypox will become the next pandemic to hit the world as the current outbreak of the virus has caused more than 30,000 cases worldwide – with about a third of infections in the United States alone, home to the largest outbreak in the world. dr. Joseph Eisenberg, an epidemiologist at the … Read more

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based powder after facing thousands of lawsuits over cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder worldwide after thousands of lawsuits over alleged consumer safety flaws. The company said it will retire the product from 2023, two years after falling demand forced it to stop selling talcum powder in the United States and Canada. “As part of a global portfolio review, we … Read more