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A Vaccine for E. coli? Meet a Researcher Hot on the Trail

A particular strain of the bacteria can be deadly for those over the age of 60—and it's not the kind that causes food poisoning. But this Janssen researcher is committed to finding a preventive treatment.
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By Jessica Brown

Think of "E. coli," and you probably picture outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and more. After all, certain strains of the bacterium are among the most common and potentially lethal causes of food poisoning.

These 6 University Researchers Are Ready to Change the World With Their Inventions

They're the winners of the second annual Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, thanks to such amazing innovations as tattoos that can monitor changes in your metabolism. Meet them and their groundbreaking work.
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A better, smarter 3-D printer. A gel that could speed up wound healing—and minimize scarring. Tattoos that could monitor your metabolism.

These are just a sampling of the big ideas the winners of Johnson & Johnson’s second annual WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program are hoping to one day bring to market.

How Health Care Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Strengthen Economic Performance

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April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Although many health care companies today claim that health equity is part of their overall mission, the efforts are still nascent and often focus on disparities caused by poverty, education, or disability. Many companies have efforts in diversity and inclusion, however, they are not sufficient to counter the effects of implicit biases in clinical practice or address the adverse social determinants of health that disproportionately affect populations of color.

Team Viacom Joins the Fight against Cancer with Cycle for Survival

By Michelle Chan
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Decked out in glow sticks and pom-poms, Team Viacom gave it their all and biked their way to fundraise thousands of dollars for Cycle for Survival’s Media and Tech Ride to help fund cancer research for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Equinox in Los Angeles and New York, hundreds of innovators from brands such as Google and Facebook gathered together to rally behind one goal— to beat rare cancers. With employees from Viacom’s Los Angeles and New York offices, each team had two bikes to ride as they swapped members to tackle the four hour long session.

Video | How Virtual Reality is Creating a New Frontier in Pain Management

As the country faces the ongoing opioid crisis, doctors ad patients are finding an alternative treatment for pain in virtual reality.
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One year ago, Bonnie Honjas was riding in the back seat of a car in Oregon when a semi truck sideswiped her vehicle and dragged it down 700 feet of highway. The accident left her with nerve pain in her neck, left shoulder and arm.

Honjas tried everything from chiropractic medicine to traditional physical therapy to ease her discomfort. But nothing helped. A massage therapist, she was unable to work, making her even more worried that she might never heal.

Celebrate the Women Leading the Sexual & Reproductive Health Movement in Nigeria

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“All girls and women have an inherent right to dignity and a life free from violence.”

That belief is what motivates Chukwudera Bridget Okeke, a women’s reproductive health advocate in Nigeria.

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NFL “1st And Future” Super Bowl Event Presented by Arrow Electronics Features New Crowdsourced Competition on Punt Play Rules

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The National Football League (NFL) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) announced the launch of 1st and Future, the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in athlete safety and performance. 1st and Future will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII.

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

J&J Exec: Tuberculosis is a Global Emergency. It's Time to Start Treating it That Way

By Paul Stoffels
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.

DNA Testing Is Popular, But Many Are Unaware of Privacy Concerns

by Amy Brown
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Genetic testing is a booming business. The global DNA testing market is set to reach over $10 billion by 2022, according to a study by Grand View Research. More than 12 million Americans have already sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and 

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