Recent Breakthroughs & Developments

Every day California’s biotechnology industry discovers life-saving cures and therapies that allow people around the world to live longer, healthier, fuller lives. Learn about these medical miracles and the latest biotech news.

Industry News

Recaps of the latest breakthroughs, as reported in CBF’s monthly newsletter.

October CBF
October 2021

There is no dispute that deep-seated, persistent healthcare disparities and inequities exist in California and across the nation. For communities of color, this is amplified by social and economic factors that contribute to racial disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, declining mental health, and increased mortality. …read more

August CBF
August 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people ages 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine is currently under the full FDA review process and is expected to receive the same status very soon. …read more

In the News

Breaking news, as reported throughout the world.

December 21, 2021

Great strides have been in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. Twenty years ago, patients needed fistfuls of medications to keep their infections under control. Now, a single daily pill can be just as effective. …read more

Stomach with colon
December 20, 2021

Researchers say they have found a growth hormone in the colon that helps damage DNA, which aides in the aging process. The finding could lead to new therapeutic approaches to aging-associated disorders like cancer.
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