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Dung Defeats Drugs

By | January 18, 2013

Fecal transplants outcompeted traditional antibiotics at curing a deadly intestinal infection.

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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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Researchers Risk Insider Trading

By | January 14, 2013

Academics get paid handsome fees to consult with the financial industry, but run the risk of revealing confidential information that leads to illicit gains.

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Failing Alzheimer’s Test?

By | December 19, 2012

Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.

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Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny

By | November 15, 2012

A clinical trial suggesting the heart benefits of the controversial treatment draws criticism from the scientific community.

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Setback for Malaria Vaccine

By | November 9, 2012

The malaria vaccine under development by GSK and the PATH initiative only protects about one in three babies, though some researchers say those odds are better than nothing.

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Can Magnesium Magnify Brain Power?

By | October 29, 2012

A magnesium supplement thought to improve brain functioning gets a small clinical trial.

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Beware of Striking Medical Studies

By | October 25, 2012

A large-scale statistical analysis shows that medical studies revealing “very large effects” seldom stand up when other researchers try to replicate them.

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More Questions About IV Drug

By | October 18, 2012

Another clinical trial raises concerns about the efficacy and safety of a common intravenous treatment for patients that have lost large amounts of blood.

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Uncloaking Clinical Trials

By | October 17, 2012

Glaxo­SmithKline will share long-sought, raw trial data—but access will be tightly controlled.  

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