About Bara Vaida Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ's core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about health policy and infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in outlets that include the National Journal, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News, McClatchy News Service, MSNBC, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post. View all posts by Bara Vaida → Photo: NIAID via Flickr In early October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ new antibiotic Nuzyra, which kills bacteria associated with skin and lung infections. The approval was notable because there are so few new antibiotics coming onto the market, , says journalist Maryn McKenna in Wired magazine, largely because most drug companies don’t think antibiotics — which have wiped out the threat of many infectious diseases — to be worth the investment. The problem is a unique business and policy dilemma for society. … [Read more...] about Consider the business angle when covering antibiotic resistance
Having founded three companies that help entrepreneurs market themselves and their products, Bobbie Carlton knows a thing or two about building a brand. Carlton runs Boston-based firm Carlton PR & Marketing, and also founded Mass Innovation Nights, a monthly event that takes place in and around the Boston metro area that helps founders launch products, in addition to Innovation Women, a web platform that connects women experts with event planners looking to diversify their conference and event panels. "Getting on stage, you get the opportunity to tell your story, and when you tell your story you're connecting with opportunity," Carlton said, explaining her decision to focus on speaking engagements as Innovation Women's core business. The platform, launched in 2015, is subscription-based: Speakers pay $100 a year for a basic account. Between speakers and event planners, there are 4,500 users on the platform. "It's really hard to break into what we think of as the … [Read more...] about How getting social can build your business
Quiz PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 07 September 2018 The Department of Health has floated a proposal to print all calorie counts on menus. ehaurylik It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz. Here are this week’s top stories: • Norfolk restaurateurs slam ‘expensive’ plans to publish calorie counts on menusNorfolk restaurants criticised a Department of Health proposal which would see calorie counts of dishes printed on menus. Liz Truss, chief secretary to the treasury and South West Norfolk MP, said the health department had significantly underestimated the cost to some 26,000 independent restaurateurs, and that it could bring food price rises and job cuts.• Five things you need to know about Anglian … [Read more...] about The BizQuiz: Top stories from the business world this week, and how much have you been paying attention?
PUBLISHED: 14:35 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:35 03 May 2018 Hannah Smith, business manager at Anglia Capital Group. Picture ACG. Archant A venture capital fund backing some of the region’s high-growth business prospects has received a million-pound top-up to invest in more start-ups. The funding for New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s angel investment programme New Anglia Capital (NAC) means that the LEP has now allocated £3m to the project. NAC is a co-investment fund with New Anglia LEP and Anglia Capital Group (ACG), which is based at Norwich Research Park, and brings together angel investors with public money to support existing high-growth companies and provide the funding to get new products and ideas off the ground. The fund was launched in 2014 to fill a long-standing gap in East Anglia’s venture finance market and has invested nearly £2m in 13 businesses. Doug Field, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “New … [Read more...] about East Anglia’s angel investor fund has been given a £1m top-up to support young businesses
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Family Supported by Ties BySimone Gorrindo March 30, 2018 At story hour in Tacoma, we sit — strangers in a circle — and sing nursery rhymes to our babies. Since my family and I left Georgia, where my husband, Andrew, was stationed for five years with the Army, I have been eagerly anticipating moments like this: communion with like-minded parents, the kind of NPR-listening liberals I’d spent my 20s around in Brooklyn before the Army uprooted me, transforming me into the proverbial stranger in a strange land. But now that I’m here, desperately trying to follow along — Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin? — I feel utterly out of place. I came to the Wheelock library on a blind mom-date with a clinical psychologist and recent L.A. transplant I met in a Facebook group for Tacoma mothers. I look to her to share a … [Read more...] about Story Hour, Off the Army Base