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Abbott Announces Its Pandemic Defense Coalition: A Global Network of Expert Collaborators Designed to Help Prevent Future Pandemics, Currently Searching for COVID-19 Variants

Summary: 
  • The Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition is a first-of-its-kind global scientific network dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats
  • The coalition builds on Abbott's decades of leadership in virus surveillance and helps to analyze virus samples for unknown diseases and detect mutations and variants including for COVID-19
  • Abbott is bringing together global collaborators specializing in identification of unknown diseases, surveillance, virus sample collection, testing and sequencing
  • Abbott will rapidly develop tests that can be used to help identify, isolate and contain outbreaks when potential new virus threats are identified
Press Release
  • The Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition is a first-of-its-kind global scientific network dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats
  • The coalition builds on Abbott's decades of leadership in virus surveillance and helps to analyze virus samples for unknown diseases and detect mutations and variants including for COVID-19
  • Abbott is bringing together global collaborators specializing in identification of unknown diseases, surveillance, virus sample collection, testing and sequencing
  • Abbott will rapidly develop tests that can be used to help identify, isolate and contain outbreaks when potential new virus threats are identified

2020's Health And Financial Challenges Likely To Linger

By Stephanie Shields
Article

After an unpredictable 2020 and with a COVID-19 vaccine in the early stages of distribution, optimism and fresh starts are the sentiments ringing true right now.

However, the health and financial challenges of 2020 will likely linger for some time. In fact, the 2020-2021 Aflac WorkForces Report found that 67% of U.S. employees experienced at least a minor financial impact because of COVID-19.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Alkermes Encourages You to Reach Out to Provide Support for Those Suffering From Alcohol Use Disorder

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JAMA reports that people are drinking more since the start of the pandemic. Take a moment today to reach out to a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague who may be struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder. Your support could impact their recovery journey.

Alkermes VP of Marketing Shares What Inspires His Work

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We continue to recognize our passionate employees by spotlighting their “Why” for joining the Alkermes psychiatry team. Damon Harrell, VP of Marketing, shares why he’s inspired to make a difference for those living with serious mental illness. 

Pink Tomatoes & Petite Peppers: Innovating for Taste and Nutrition

Episode 6: Nutrition changes constantly. It is as dynamic as life itself. And as our understanding of health and nutrition evolves, so does our food.
Summary: 

What did you last eat? And why? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. After all, it’s not entirely up to you.

The food that ends up on our plate is the result of global trade dynamics, cultural norms, seasonality, marketing, thousands of years of plant breeding, and personal tastes. And it’s all constantly changing. In this episode, we discover how nutrition evolves over time, and how crop science keeps up.

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What did you last eat? And why? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. After all, it’s not entirely up to you.

The food that ends up on our plate is the result of global trade dynamics, cultural norms, seasonality, marketing, thousands of years of plant breeding, and personal tastes. And it’s all constantly changing. In this episode, we discover how nutrition evolves over time, and how crop science keeps up.

Merck Announces Fifth Round of Global Grants to Tackle Maternal Mortality and Promote Health Equity Worldwide

Article

Merck recently announced a fifth round of grants in its Merck for Mothers Global Grants program dedicated to reducing maternal mortality in locations where there is the greatest need. Merck for Mothers, the company’s global initiative launched in 2011 to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life, supports the corporate grant program which enables Merck offices around the world to aid nongovernmental organizations that are improving maternal health.

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People With Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

Summary: 
  • Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
  • Discovery is a result of Abbott's continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
  • Abbott's decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests
Press Release
  • Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
  • Discovery is a result of Abbott's continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
  • Abbott's decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests

As Schools Reopen, Mayfield Junior School Installs Delos' Advanced Air Purification Technology Into Classrooms to Address Student and Faculty Health

California-based elementary school becomes one of the first Catholic schools in the U.S. to implement Delos’ air purification units, over 100,000 of which have been purchased by schools nationwide
Press Release

PASADENA, Calif., March 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – After months of remote learning due to COVID-19 state and local mandates, Mayfield Junior School is once again returning to in-person learning. It will do so with additional safety measures thanks, in part, to a new collaboration with Delos, one of the world’s leading wellness companies, and Humanity 2.0 Well Being, a mission-aligned wellness platform created in collaboration with the Vatican (Holy See). 

CITGO Equips Local High Schools With CPR Kits for Required Curriculum

Press Release

March 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex recently contributed CPR kits to two local high schools through its support of the American Heart Association (AHA).

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