This past Christmas weekend, Ana Memedovich had her best two days in more than a decade.
Her 23-year-old son Mikhail has spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a rare genetic disease that has slowly robbed him of the ability to walk and... Read more »
One of the challenges of enlisting the body’s immune system to fight cancer is the constant mutation of the disease. If the body’s immune cells don’t recognize the cancer, they can’t target tumors effectively. Neon Therapeutics believes it has developed a... Read more »
For the second CES in a row, Amazon’s Alexa is grabbing headlines as the tech world’s annual Las Vegas bacchanalia gets rolling.
Alexa is fast becoming the cloud-based, voice-activated personal assistant and remote control for everything from your television to your home... Read more »
Information technology has wound itself so deeply into healthcare, this might be the year that the term “digital health”—used roughly to distinguish health-related hardware and software from drugs and medical devices—becomes quaint.
One example of the ever-blurrier lines between health and... Read more »
Versant Ventures now has $400 million in its coffers to fuel its pursuit of early-stage healthcare technologies and startups, and it has a particular goal of expanding its investment approach in Europe.
With the closing of its sixth fund announced Tuesday,... Read more »
The idea that New York City could become a biotech powerhouse dates back to the late 1990s. It’s been a slow, tedious process, and it’s nowhere near complete, but from near and far, Harold Varmus and Vicki Sato have been watching... Read more »
The San Diego Venture Group has established a beachhead in San Francisco, and it’s opening for business Tuesday.
After years of trying to persuade Silicon Valley venture capital firms to establish more of a presence in San Diego, or to at... Read more »
Not so many years ago, self-driving cars seemed like little more than science fiction—a cool idea, but too difficult to translate into practical, everyday use. But as autonomous vehicles come closer to becoming a reality, the question is not if, it’s... Read more »
Anthera Pharmaceuticals had been hoping to offer patients with cystic fibrosis a new option to help with some of the severe stomach problems they can face as part of their disease. But its experimental drug fell short in late-stage testing, sending... Read more »