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image: Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

By | August 19, 2011

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.

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image: FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

By | August 18, 2011

The US federal agency issues draft rules to guide medical device makers and those hoping to register biomarkers.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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image: Protection Sought for Climate Researcher

Protection Sought for Climate Researcher

By | August 15, 2011

Advocacy groups say the University of Virginia is releasing too much of its climate researcher's documents.

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image: The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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image: Schizophrenia Genetics Revealed

Schizophrenia Genetics Revealed

By | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify new mutations in schizophrenia patients without a family history of the disease.

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image: A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?

A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?

By | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.

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image: FDA Discusses Biosimilars

FDA Discusses Biosimilars

By | August 8, 2011

The government says regulatory requirements for generic biological therapies will have to be tailored to the treatment in question.

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image: One Pathogen, Two Biofilms

One Pathogen, Two Biofilms

By | August 5, 2011

A single fungal species can form two different kinds of biofilms—a pathogenic one and a sexual one.

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image: European Drug Agency Faces Scrutiny

European Drug Agency Faces Scrutiny

By | August 4, 2011

Europe’s anti-fraud office has launched an investigation into potential conflicts of interest at the EU’s drug approval agency.

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