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This Biotech Startup Just Raised $47 Million To Make Drugs From Fungi

Fungi in the lab Hexagon Bio In 1928, a Scottish researcher by the name of Alexander Fleming came back from vacation to discover that he’d accidentally grown a species of fungi called Penicillium on a petri dish containing bacteria. The fungi, to Fleming’s surprise, appeared to be keeping the growth of that bacteria at bay.… Read More »

Health system pays $575 million to settle anti-trust lawsuit

One of Northern California’s largest health systems is paying $ 575 million to settle claims that it used anti-competitive practices to bump up costs for patients By DON THOMPSON Associated Press December 20, 2019, 10:58 PM 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One of Northern California’s largest health systems will pay $ 575 million to… Read More »

Cigna earmarks $5 million in grants to reduce child food insecurity

The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations working to reduce child food insecurity to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future grant program. The program will provide grants to community organizations totaling up to $ 5 million over the next year. WHAT’S THE IMPACT Without proper nutrition, children face significant health risks.… Read More »

Her toddler died weeks after leaving ICE custody. She’s suing a private prison company for $40 million

Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter’s death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $ 40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Juarez and her daughter, Mariee, were detained for three weeks at the 2,400-bed facility last year. Mariee died… Read More »