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A needle-free alternative to the finger-prick test would be a godsend for many sufferers of diabetes, but the industry has yet to clear the technological hurdles.

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Spark Therapeutics’s Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one’s parents.

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Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages

By | October 11, 2017

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.

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Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.

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Image of the Day: Better Together

By | October 5, 2017

When it comes to thwarting roundworms, scientists find that combining four antiparasitic drugs in smaller doses packs a greater punch than the four drugs alone.

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Giants of Circadian Biology Win Nobel Prize

By | October 2, 2017

The award in Physiology or Medicine goes to chronobiologists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young.

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Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793

By | October 1, 2017

French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.

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Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.

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