Most Impactful Inventions In History

Most Impactful Inventions In History

The Wheel (3500 BC) The wheel made the transportation of goods much faster and more efficient, especially when affixed to horse-drawn chariots and carts. However, if it had been used only for transportation, the wheel wouldn’t have been as much of a world-changer as it was. In fact, a lack of quality roads limited its […]

Vaccine Dilemma

Vaccine Dilemma

Vaccines protect huge numbers of people, generally children, from serious diseases, but in rare cases, certain vaccines can tragically cause harm. How do those scientists figure out which to value more? Ethical debates and objections to school and other mandates arise because some individuals and communities disagree with the mandates, and/or have religious or philosophical […]

Children Across the US are Dying from the Flu

Children Across the US are Dying from the Flu

Children Across the US are Dying from the Flu Flu activity spiked sharply across the United States, federal health officials reports. Deaths from flu-related conditions continued at high levels, and hospitalizations among people over 65 and under the age of 4 are up. So far, 20 children have died from flu, said an epidemiologist for […]

US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted

US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted

US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted The US Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money to help battle an outbreak of the Zika virus. Passage of the bi-partisan legislation came shortly after Republicans and Democrats ended its fight over whether Washington […]

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus $TKPYY Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. won US government funding to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that’s spreading rapidly through the Americas. The Osaka, Japan-based company was awarded a contract for as much as $312-M from the US Health and Human Services […]