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Animal-Free Toxicity Testing

By | January 26, 2016

Scientists debut a system that can quickly test the toxicity of thousands of compounds in vitro.


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Battling the Bulge

By | November 1, 2015

Weight-loss drugs that target newly characterized obesity-related receptors and pathways could finally offer truly effective fat control.


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Epigenetic Cancer Therapy Clears Phase I

By | April 7, 2014

Investigational drug that inhibits proteins involved with epigenetic regulation shows activity against certain blood cancers in an early-stage clinical trial.


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Kerfuffle Over Marijuana Claim

By | August 20, 2013

A pro-pot group airs an ad stating marijuana is “less toxic” than alcohol, but a federal science agency disputes the assertion.


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The Elixir Tragedy, 1937

By | June 1, 2013

A mass poisoning of 105 patients treated with an untested medication spurred Congress to empower the US Food and Drug Administration to monitor drug safety.


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Spinning Clinical Trials

By | January 16, 2013

Results of breast cancer drug trials are regularly spun to conceal bias and make the drugs seem more effective or less toxic than they really are.


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A Dime a Dozen

By | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.


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Stemming the Toxic Tide

By | September 1, 2012

How to screen for toxicity using stem cells

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Tissue on Chips Galore

By | July 26, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will fund 17 projects developing lab-on-a-chip applications to improve drug screening.

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Lab Rats Need Better Diets

By | July 18, 2012

Rodents fed all-you-can-eat diets may be skewing experimental results.


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