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Roche Set to Buy RNAi Firm

By | August 6, 2014

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant will reportedly pay $450 million for a Danish biotech company that develops drugs that silence microRNAs.

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Done with Immunosuppressants

By | July 3, 2014

Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.

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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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EMA Gearing Up for Transparency

By | June 16, 2014

The European Medicines Agency is preparing for a new policy that will release rarely-seen clinical trial reports for independent scrutiny.  

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image: Merck Snaps Up Biotech for $3.85B

Merck Snaps Up Biotech for $3.85B

By | June 10, 2014

The drug giant will acquire Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on developing treatments for hepatitis C.

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Ancient Apoptosis

By | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.

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Welcome Back, Pharmalot

By | June 4, 2014

The Wall Street Journal revives the popular blog covering pharmaceutical and biotech industry news.

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Pharma Buyout Tabled

By | May 27, 2014

Pfizer says it won’t continue its pursuit to purchase AstraZeneca—at least for now.

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image: Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies

Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies

By | May 24, 2014

Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.

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Long-Distance Call

By | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

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