Paradigm launches with $203M funding round to expand clinical trial access

Tech-enabled clinical trial platform Paradigm announced its launch alongside a $203 million Series A funding round co-led by ARCH Venture Partners and General Catalyst. F-Prime Capital, LUX Capital, GV, Magnetic Ventures and Mubadala Capital also participated in the round. American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge fund was a strategic investor. The company also announced its acquisition of … Read more

Most Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise, Study Finds

Americans aren’t exercising enough. Less than a third of US adults meet suggested benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-building activities set out by health officials, according to a new study released on Thursday. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthy adults spend at least 150 minutes per week—roughly 20 minutes a day—doing moderate-intensity … Read more

Government officials are thinking of increasing oversight of risky virus studies : Shots

This image shows purified particles of mpox virus, formerly called monkeypox. Viruses like these can be genetically altered in the lab in ways that might make them more dangerous. NIAID hide caption toggle caption NIAID This image shows purified particles of mpox virus, formerly called monkeypox. Viruses like these can be genetically altered in the … Read more

Oxytocin Is Overrated – The Atlantic

This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The AtlanticMonday through Friday. Sign up for it here. Of the dozens of hormones found in the human body, oxytocin might just be the most overrated. Linked to the pleasures of romance, orgasms, philanthropy, … Read more