Ugandan diplomat and Oxfam director Winnie Byanyima has joined the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS as executive director. Byanyima says she believes the UNAIDS goal to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 is achievable, but governments must remove barriers to HIV services among marginalized populations, improve women's rights and gender equality, resume funding and reduce threats to civil society.
In this podcast, Melanie Matheu, CEO of Prellis Biologics, discusses the potential possibilities linked to using laser printers to create organs and vascular systems that would revolutionize not just the medical industry but the lives of patients and their families as well.
Venture capital investments can help transform global health as well as the economies of low- and middle-income countries by bringing innovative technologies and treatments to patients, writes Emerging Health Ventures founder Nina Rawal. High-income countries face similar disease challenges and could also benefit from innovations designed for use in LMICs, Rawal writes.
My Personal Therapeutics CEO Laura Towart says the startup has raised $900,000 and was selected by the Welcome Trust for an accelerator program that will enable the company to market its fruit fly avatars of individual cancers. As a doctoral student at Weill Cornell Medicine, Towart co-founded Celmatix, which applies big data to infertility, but she stepped down from her role as CEO to raise her children, and told the scientists behind My Personal Therapeutics to contact her when the technology was ready for commercialization.
Used makeup, lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner and mascara are highly likely to be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Citrobacter freundii or other dangerous bacteria, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, and blender sponges are the most likely to harbor dangerous bacteria. "More needs to be done to help educate consumers and the makeup industry as a whole about the need to wash [makeup] blenders regularly and dry them thoroughly, as well as the risks of using makeup beyond its expiry date," researcher Amreen Bashir said.
Women are raised to express their anger indirectly, which leads to relationship problems with other women as well as with men, writes Rosalind Wiseman, author of the book on which the movie Mean Girls was based. Wiseman describes some of the typical and self-destructive ways women deal with anger and offers more constructive ways to handle it.
L'Oreal USA is accepting applications from postdoctoral scientists through Jan. 31 for the 2020 L'Oreal USA Women in Science program in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The program awards a $60,000 grant as well as mentoring and other support to each of five female postdoctoral scientists to help them advance research in any scientific field.
Forbes' "30 Under 30" list of young health care leaders to watch next year includes a number of women who have founded or co-founded their firms. The list includes Medinas co-founder Chloe Alpert, Geneoscopy co-founder Erica Barnell, The Shop Docs founder Annette Grotheer, Vitalacy co-founder Janel Nour-Omid and Sanguina co-founder Erika Tyburski.
WIB Awards Founders Scholarship to Six Women in the Life Sciences
“WIB’s mission is to be a resource for women in the life sciences so that they are engaged, educated, and empowered to reach beyond any boundaries they face; these educational scholarships empower these women to do just that,” said Lisa Iadicicco, Executive Director of Women In Bio. Click here for more information.
WIB-National Webinar: Fundraising: The Myths and Realities for Life Science Entrepreneurs (December 10, 2019)
Women In Bio's Entrepreneur Center has the mission to support, educate, and accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders and CEOs in the life sciences. With the upcoming JP Morgan RESI conference and Biotech Showcase kicking off fundraising season in January 2020, now is the time to debunk some misconceptions and myths around fundraising. Lucy Parkinson has insights into the Life science investor landscape beyond VCs and will dispel some of the Venture Myths and share how you can set up a successful fundraising campaign. For more information or to register, click here.