life science


Definition of life science

: a branch of science (such as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life processes usually used in plural

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This year, Brex also started working with life sciences and e-commerce companies; the latter now make up 30 percent of its business. Erin Griffith, New York Times, "Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups," 2 Aug. 2019 Longfellow plans to convert some of the campus to life science uses. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Palo Alto office market stays hot with big tech campus deal," 29 July 2019 Local developers and leaders of the local life sciences industry praised the new policies Monday. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego loosens zoning to encourage neighborhoods combining housing with jobs," 29 July 2019 Diana Kwon Diana Kwon is a freelance science journalist who covers health and the life sciences. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "“Metronome” Neurons Act Like Timekeepers in Mouse Brains," 18 July 2019 Despite the gains, the S&P 500’s health-care sector struggled as shares of biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies and life sciences shops broadly declined. Michael Wursthorn And Nathan Allen, WSJ, "Health-Care Rally Helps Lift Dow to Record Close," 11 July 2019 BioCrossroads is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing, supporting and advancing research and business development in the region's life sciences sector. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Ex-Lilly executive tapped to lead BioCrossroads," 26 June 2019 Massachusetts has invested hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to help life sciences companies grow., "The week in business," 13 July 2019 Martin in a statement said she is honored to lead the organization and continue its legacy of advancing life sciences by bringing together industry, academia and philanthropy. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Ex-Lilly executive tapped to lead BioCrossroads," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of life science

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life science was in 1941

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English Language Learners Definition of life science

: an area of science that deals with living things and life processes

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Medical Definition of life science

: a branch of science (as biology and medicine) that deals with living organisms and life processes usually used in plural

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