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The Sounds of Silence

By | September 1, 2015

Science-based tinnitus therapeutics are finally coming into their own.

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Clinical Matchmaker

By | June 1, 2015

Enrolling the right patient population could be key to a successful clinical trial.


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The CAR T-Cell Race

By | April 1, 2015

Tumor-targeting T-cell therapies are generating remarkable remissions in hard-to-beat cancers—and attracting millions of dollars of investment along the way.

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Lazarus Drugs

By | February 1, 2015

While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.  

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Cannabis Biotech

By | December 1, 2014

As medical marijuana businesses set up shop across the U.S., a handful of companies are taking the pharmaceutical route, guiding cannabis-derived drugs through clinical trials.


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That Loving Feeling

By | July 1, 2014

There are no FDA-approved drugs to treat low sexual desire in women, but not for lack of trying.

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The Little Cell That Could

By | July 1, 2012

Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.

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Bioterrorist Battles

By | January 1, 2012

A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.


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New Tech Boosts Science

By | October 1, 2011

From iPhone apps to cloud computing, everyday digital technologies are helping advance drug discovery, conduct clinical trials, and improve medical care.


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Make Mine Rare

By | August 1, 2011

With mounting interest from biotechs, Big Pharma, and the federal government, research on rare diseases is burgeoning.



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