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High-risk monkeypox contacts advised to isolate

Science Photo Library Anyone at the highest risk of having caught monkeypox should isolate for 21 days, official guidance says. The advice, from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), applies to anyone who has had direct or household contact with a confirmed case. Contacts are advised to provide their details for contact tracing, forgo travel, […]

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CAR T without the toxicity: Kelonia gets $50M for a new take on cell therapy

Cell therapy started as highly personalized, with treatments made by taking a patient’s own immune cells and engineering them in a lab. Multiple efforts are underway to develop off-the-shelf cell therapies but these treatments made from donor cells are not personalized and could prompt immune responses. Kelonia Therapeutics is proposing another alternative: an off-the-shelf cell […]

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Why insurers need to make it easier for people to use their benefits

Millions of Americans don’t have health insurance—28 million to be precise. But many millions more struggle to access the hard-earned benefits they do have, because those benefits are notoriously—and sometimes intentionally—difficult to use. First Dollar just released the first round of results from our 2022 Healthcare Benefits Census, research that was conducted by Harris Poll. […]