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First cohort of digital health startups graduates from PharmStars accelerator

Digital biomarkers. Patient engagement tools. Software for clinical trial design and recruitment. These technologies and more are represented in the first group of companies to graduate from PharmStars, an accelerator program for digital health startups that are developing pharmaceutical industry-focused technologies. PharmStars is led by founder and CEO Naomi Fried, a former pharmaceuticals executive who […]

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Alzheimer’s disease should be approached as white matter disease, not gray

Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s) is conceptualized as a progressive consequence of two hallmark pathological changes in gray matter, in particular, extracellular amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. However, over the past several years, neuroimaging studies have implicated micro and microstructural abnormalities in white matter in the risk and progression of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that in addition to the […]

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Scotland could return to past restrictions

PA Media Scotland could return to tougher restrictions used in the past if the Omicron variant spreads out of control, the deputy first minister has said. John Swinney told the BBC the first minister had requested financial assistance from the UK government last week in case businesses had to close. Scientists believe Omicron could spread […]