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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine results raise hopes for Covid fight

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/23 12:30A Donato Paolo Mancini and Clive C
The successful results follow the positive trials of rival treatments this month from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which have lifted global stock markets and signalled a possible end to lockdowns that have wreaked havoc on the world economy.

Many employers avoid Covid-19 tests over cost, not availability

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/20 12:55A Noam Scheiber
A survey by Arizona State University and the World Economic Forum, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, has found that companies most frequently cited cost and complexity as the biggest deterrents to testing their workers.

Texas surpasses 20,000 COVID-19 deaths, officials say

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/19 12:19P WFAA staff
The department reported an additional 230 deaths, the most since the end of August. This brings the state total to 20,113 deaths since tracking began in March.

Big idea: This startup's device wants to rewire your brain

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/19 6:27A Kevin Cummings
This article is part of a series looking at all the competitors of UT Dallas’ 2020 Big Idea Pitch Competition. Is it possible to rewire the brain almost instantly to help it learn a behavior? The answer is being proven by the technology of UT...

How the out-of-control pandemic is speeding the hunt for vaccines

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/19 12:46A Rebecca Robbins
If, as seems inevitable, the virus continues to proliferate — it is spreading faster than ever in the United States and some other countries — it is likely to speed the evaluations of promising vaccine candidates from other pharmaceutical companies.

Warren Buffett pulls back on banks and bets on drugmakers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/17 12:55A Eric Platt in New York
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7 billion bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, as the billionaire investor dumped holdings in several of the largest U.S. banks.
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