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2021 Lasker Awards Honor Neuroscience Researchers, A Biomedical Legend And MRNA Vaccine Pioneers

This year’s awards, sometimes nicknamed “America’s Nobels” honors the researchers who developed the foundation for Covid-19 vaccines and other medical innovators. → Read More

2022 Breakthrough Prizes Announced: mRNA Vaccine Pioneers Awarded $3 Million

Drew Weissman and Katalin Kariko, whose work was fundamental in developing the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid vaccines, were among the winners of the annual awards given to noteworthy scientists. → Read More

This Startup Wants To Treat Mild Cases Of Covid With LED Lights

Medical device company EmitBio is testing a device that uses precise light frequencies it claims can keep the coronavirus at bay. → Read More

50 Over 50: How This Iranian Immigrant’s Vision Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Helen Sabzevari has researched cancer her entire life. Now her company, Precigen, is trying to transform the way it’s treated. → Read More

This Company Aims To Bring Down The Cost Of Your Medicine With Price Transparency

Capital Rx’s new prescription drug card aims to compete with the likes of GoodRx. → Read More

Why This Software Engineering Company Is Making A Big Bet On Space

Theorem, which builds custom enterprise software, is launching a new business unit focused on providing solutions to conventional verticals using space-based data. → Read More

Jeff Bezos Successfully Launches On Blue Origin’s First Crewed Spaceflight

The world’s richest man’s 10-minute flight took him and three others over 100km above the Earth’s surface in a crucial milestone for the 21-year old space company. → Read More

‘The Vehicles Are Ready To Fly’ As Blue Origin Prepares To Send Jeff Bezos To Space

The space company founded by the world’s richest man says it’s ready to launch humans for the first time on Tuesday. → Read More

Richard Branson’s 17-Year Journey Into Space: How Virgin Founder Became First Billionaire To Fly Own Rocket

On Sunday, the billionaire daredevil pulled off his biggest stunt of all - making the journey to outer space on his company’s spaceship. → Read More

Live: Inside Richard Branson’s Journey To Outer Space

Live updates from the billionaire's historic launch. → Read More

Richard Branson Plans To Get To Space Before Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic is planning a test flight for July 11, which would get Branson to space more than a week earlier than Jeff Bezos. → Read More

This Startup’s New Radar Facility Will Help Protect The ISS And Satellites From Space Junk

LeoLabs, which tracks space debris for companies like SpaceX, is adding a new radar installation in Europe to expand its capabilities. → Read More

Novavax Reports Over 90% Efficacy For Its Covid Vaccine—Including Against Variants

The Maryland-based company's vaccine was also found to be 100% effective at preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease. → Read More

Auction Winner To Join Jeff Bezos In Space With A $28 Million Winning Bid

One lucky unnamed person just won the right to fly into space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on July 20,. → Read More

Relativity Space Raises $650 Million To Make Its 3D-Printed Rocket Competitive With SpaceX

The Long Beach, California-based Relativity Space is on track to launch its first rocket at the end of the year. → Read More

Bids For The First Seat On Jeff Bezos’ Spaceship Are Now Over $2 Million

Bids for the first seat on the first crewed flight of Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin have been unsealed. Final bidding will happen June 12 for the scheduled July liftoff. → Read More

CDC Committee Recommends That 12- To 15-Year-Olds Receive The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine

In clinical trials, the vaccine showed 100% efficacy in this age group. → Read More

This Satellite Company Is Offering Wide-Area Radar Images Of The Earth’s Surface

Finland-based Iceye, cofounded by Forbes Under 30 alumni, is now offering its customers satellite images up to 10,000 square kilometers. → Read More

Meet The Man Who Escaped Slavery And Made A Fortune In The Old West—Again And Again

After claiming his freedom, Barney Ford made and lost several fortunes in the American West and was a tireless champion for abolition and civil rights. → Read More

Patent Waivers Won’t Impact Big Pharma’s Bottom Line—But Could Slow Covid Vaccine Rollouts

Analyst firms say intellectual property waivers won’t affect vaccine makers Moderna, Pfizer or Novavax—but could paradoxically risk slowing down vaccine production. → Read More