Global Health

University of Oxford and Oracle Cloud System Helping Researchers Identify COVID-19 Variants Faster

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:00am

Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle's Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent.

Key Points: 
  • Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle's Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent.
  • The Global Pathogen Analysis System is being provided as a free resource to help combat COVID-19 and other microbial health threats.
  • Researchers are using the system to upload pathogen data and receive comprehensive results within minutes.
  • Oracle offersintegrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com .

Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:00am

According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.

Key Points: 
  • According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.
  • The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response , backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.
  • "We are 18 months into this crisis, and we still don't have a global plan to address this global pandemic," said Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network.
  • We need leaders to attend this summit, commit to ensuring that 40% of the world's population gets vaccinated by the end of the year and 70% by mid-2022.

Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:00am

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, hosted by the United States, world leaders will gather virtually for the Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending The Pandemic And Building Back Better. According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan. As the pandemic persists and the gap between the vaccine haves and have nots grows larger, the Network and partners from around the world welcomes the summit and the targets defined by the Biden Administration, but warns that without specific, concrete action driven by transparent leadership and accountability, we will see millions more COVID-19 infections, deaths, and chances for virus mutations. The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response, backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.

Key Points: 
  • According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.
  • The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response , backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.
  • "We are 18 months into this crisis, and we still don't have a global plan to address this global pandemic," said Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network.
  • We need leaders to attend this summit, commit to ensuring that 40% of the world's population gets vaccinated by the end of the year and 70% by mid-2022.

Chadi Berjaoui MD is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 7:45pm

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Chadi Berjaoui MD is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Trusted Family Practitioner in the field of Medicine for his exceptional contributions as a Physician with Carondelet Medical Group.

Key Points: 
  • TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Chadi Berjaoui MD is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Trusted Family Practitioner in the field of Medicine for his exceptional contributions as a Physician with Carondelet Medical Group.
  • The wide array of specialties include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Gynecology, just to name a few.
  • Having established a well-deserved reputation in the medical field, Dr. Berjaoui is a highly trusted and board certified Family Physician.
  • To prepare for his distinguished career, Dr. Berjaoui completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University with a degree in Microbiology.

COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources Now Available in Spanish

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:05pm

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint effort between the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses ( AACN ) and projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has made AACN's free " COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources " online course available in Spanish.

Key Points: 
  • ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint effort between the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses ( AACN ) and projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has made AACN's free " COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources " online course available in Spanish.
  • Throughout the 4.5-hour course, learners are immersed in real-world intensive care unit scenarios, while interactive elements encourage the development of safe and effective practices.
  • The Spanish-language version of "COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources" is available on the Open Critical Care Learning Management System site.
  • "COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources" was initially developed by teams of experts at AACN.

HKTDC Export Index 3Q21: COVID, transportation costs dim Christmas sales outlook

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:00am

The latest survey results indicate perceived uncertainties over Hong Kong's export performance in the coming months, especially during the traditional peak Christmas season.

Key Points: 
  • The latest survey results indicate perceived uncertainties over Hong Kong's export performance in the coming months, especially during the traditional peak Christmas season.
  • HKTDC Director of Research Nicholas Kwan said business confidence in Hong Kong's exports for the near term has been undermined by continuing uncertainties over the COVID-19 pandemic and surging transportation costs.
  • The most-cited pandemic-induced problems include reduced order sizes (59.5%) and order cancellations (28.1%), as well as disruptions to logistics and distribution (58.6%) and increased transportation costs (53.6%).
  • - HKTDC Export Index 3Q21: Threat of Covid-19 Variants Triggers Decline in Exporter Confidence Over the Near Term: https://bit.ly/3k5GEde

Neuroscience Drug Development Veteran Mike Poole, M.D., FACP, to Join Cerevance Board of Directors

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 3:17pm

BOSTON, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerevance, a private clinical-stage drug discovery and development company focused on brain diseases, today announced the appointment of Mike Poole, M.D., FACP, to Cerevances Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerevance, a private clinical-stage drug discovery and development company focused on brain diseases, today announced the appointment of Mike Poole, M.D., FACP, to Cerevances Board of Directors.
  • Earlier in his career, Dr. Poole served as Vice President and Head of Neuroscience Innovation at AstraZeneca, and Vice President of Neuroscience Development at Wyeth and Pfizer.
  • He was also a venture partner at Biomatics Capital and at Arch Ventures, focusing on big data and genomics-enabled advances in neuroscience.
  • His CNS drug development experiences at both large and small organizations will be invaluable as we advance our pipeline of potentially transformative medicines.

New UCL Research Report Reveals Energy Consumption Levels of Leading DLT Networks

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 9:01am

The paper examined the energy consumption of second-generation consensus models such as Proof-of-Stake, which promise to provide more favourable energy consumption characteristics than their Proof-of-Work predecessors.

Key Points: 
  • The paper examined the energy consumption of second-generation consensus models such as Proof-of-Stake, which promise to provide more favourable energy consumption characteristics than their Proof-of-Work predecessors.
  • The research paper found that Hedera Hashgraph had the lowest overall energy consumption of the systems studied.
  • The research was conducted by UCL CBT by formalizing a basic mathematical consumption model for validator-based Sybil attack resistance schemes.
  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Takes the Virtual Stage at Greenbuild's 2021 International Conference and Its Global Health & Wellness Summit

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Certification Program will be exhibiting virtually as a main feature at the Greenbuild 2021 International Conference & Expo.

Key Points: 
  • The Certification Program will be exhibiting virtually as a main feature at the Greenbuild 2021 International Conference & Expo.
  • Attendees are encouraged to visit the interactive digital booth to engage with and learn more about the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program.
  • The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program is a unique, groundbreaking collaboration between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited.
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Demy-Colton Announces BioFuture™ Speaker Lineup and Panel Sessions on October 5-6 at Cure by Deerfield in New York City

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

BioFuture will be held in New York City on October 5-6, 2021, at Cure, Deerfields vertical healthcare-dedicated innovation campus, with a virtual attendance option.

Key Points: 
  • BioFuture will be held in New York City on October 5-6, 2021, at Cure, Deerfields vertical healthcare-dedicated innovation campus, with a virtual attendance option.
  • The opening plenary, Rethinking Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World, features moderator Sara Jane Demy, Founder & CEO, Demy-Colton, with esteemed panelists Ralph Snyderman and James E. Flynn, Managing Partner, Deerfield Management.
  • New York City is an emerging market for life sciences and digital health, with an ecosystem that fosters innovation.
  • Get an exclusive preview of the game-changing discussions that will take place at BioFuture, and download our speaker insights brochure here .