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The mothers who helped uncover the biggest maternity scandal

blog post image Next month, a report will be published into one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS - why were so many failures allowed to happen?

Biopharma futures

blog post image I've been looking at a few industry reports on the future of biopharma as part of a course I'm on with INSEAD Business School on Business Strategy and Financial Performance. I thought I'd share some of my ramblings on Biopharma Futures. Expectations are high Pharmaceutical companies are operating...

What does the future of work look like for pharma?

blog post image The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes to our working world. What does this mean for pharma, and what must the industry do to keep pace? PwC - future of work for pharma costs - pressures on efficienct, increasing R&D costs sustainability and societal impact - pressure on companies to address...

The 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma - The Medical Futurist

blog post image The medical community gradually acknowledges digital health but doesn't embrace it entirely. Familiarize yourself with the future of pharma! Medical Futurist 10 trends shaping the future of pharma Patients on advisory boards - to better know the exact needs Digital health strategy 'around the pill'...

6 expert essays on the future of biotech

blog post image How will biotechnology transform our approach to human health? Scientists from the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council share key insights. World Economic Forum future of biotech DNA technology - genetic screening for disease, recombinant protein production, CAR T cells, gene therapy, organoid...

Biopharma 2020: A landmark year and a reset for the future

blog post image Biopharma in 2020 has shown what it can achieve when it works at its best. How can the industry build on this renewed sense of purpose in the years ahead? McKinsey biopharma 2020 3 Overarching trends Operating under a spotlight - expectation of innovationNavigating protracted economic uncertainty -...

Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

blog post image When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight -- from a flying wing that...

Internet user classification

blog post image Grampound it seems is classified as 'e-Rational Utilitarian' ... but who is shouting out for more local facilities and better internet infrastructure? Checks notes ... methodological individualist and political liberals with social stratification (i.e. class, status distinctions) playing a relatively...

Are Electric Cars the Solution?

blog post image Industries pushing electric cars are not so much concerned with slowing down climate change as they are accelerating technological control

Morgan Stanley: Global oil supply likely to peak earlier than demand

blog post image "Global oil supply is likely to peak even earlier than demand, Morgan Stanley said in a research note, based on its analysis on current trends." What does this mean? Investment in new oil and gas is falling because of policies to phase it out. This means the supply of fossil fuels will peak (or has peaked)...

Fatalism - the stalemate of us vs. COVID-19

blog post image Stephen Casper - medical historian at Clarkson University - offers a worrying prediction for COVID for the end of 2022. The analogy for COVID-19 won't be influenza but 'tuberculosis before the discovery of antibiotics'. A new hospital specialty might even exist - looking after COVID patients - and they...

Quantum computing: The next big thing in healthcare?

blog post image IEEE newsletter on Quantum computing "quantum computers will give us a new understanding of the functioning of the human body based on their ability to process large amounts of data in a short time and identify new information and connections. At the same time, by obtaining and making more and more...

Rocking down to Electric Avenue? Good luck charging your car

blog post image European and U.S. cities planning to phase out combustion engines over the next 15 years first need to plug a charging gap for millions of residents who park their cars on the street.

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

This is the real story of the Afghan biometric databases abandoned to the Taliban – MIT Technology Review

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How green is blue hydrogen? Robert W. Howarth. Mark Z. Jacobson. Energy Science & Engineering.

blog post image Blue hydrogen is the production of hydrogen from natural gas combined with carbon capture and storage. Commercial production so far is limited to just two facilities, but blue hydrogen is increasingl...

Will MIT Scientists' Powerful Magnet Lead Us to Nuclear Fusion Energy? - Slashdot

blog post image "A start-up founded by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is nearing a technological milestone that could take the world a step closer to fusion energy, which has eluded scientists for decades," reports the New York Times: Researchers at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fus...

U.S. employers get religion with vaccine mandates

blog post image As coronavirus infections rise again, U.S. companies mandating vaccinations are confronting an uncomfortable question rarely asked by an employer - what is an employee's religious belief?

Who is the we in 'We are causing climate change'?

blog post image Everyone is not equally complicit here.

Why whales in Alaska have been so happy

blog post image What will happen to Alaska's whales when tourism returns to waters stilled by Covid?