First Derm Saved the Life of an Entrepreneur

First Derm Saved the Life of an Entrepreneur

Ricardo Ibarra, the founder and CEO of Auctio, met our CEO Dr. Alexander Börve at a 500 Startup B18 happy hour last October. It was a typical San Francisco Friday evening for the startup founders, until Ricardo heard about First Derm’s teledermatology service and...

How Trump’s NIH Budget Cut Affects Cancer Research

How Trump’s NIH Budget Cut Affects Cancer Research

Earlier this month, Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018 aims to cut the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by 20%, which adds up to around $6 billion. Today, the Trump administration is now looking to make a $1.2 billion cut to the NIH this year to supplement defense...

FDA Accelerated Approval for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment

FDA Accelerated Approval for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Bavencio, based on data from a single-arm trial of 88 patients. Bavencio is now the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)--a rare but highly aggressive form of skin...

What Does the Repeal of Obamacare Mean for Your Skin?

What Does the Repeal of Obamacare Mean for Your Skin?

Just two hours ago, GOP leadership and the House confirmed that they won’t vote today on the new health care bill (a.k.a Trump Care) that is meant to substitute Obamacare. But what would happen if the Affordable Care Act does eventually get repealed? And what does it...

How to Wash Hands

How to Wash Hands

Proper hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. We go in-depth on the classic routine of wet, soap, scrub, rinse.

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