Can apps treat anxiety? Is Gilead Sciences back on track? And are we all just brains in a vat?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we dig into Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company and the bombastic announcement of its futuristic intentions. Then, we discuss Gilead’s $5 billion effort to reverse its recent fortunes. Later, STAT’s Megan Thielking joins us to discuss the complexity of designing apps to deal with mental health issues. Finally, we embark upon a lightning round, featuring sea-sick volunteers, big-money startups, and experimental eye surgery.