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Breaking Down Barriers

By | July 1, 2015

Finding and recruiting diverse populations for clinical studies


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Gutless Worm

By | July 1, 2015

Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.


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Sold on Symbiosis

By | July 1, 2015

A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.


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Sponging Up Phosphorus

By | July 1, 2015

Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.

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The Sum of Our Parts

By and | July 1, 2015

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.


image: Celladon Shutters Its R&D

Celladon Shutters Its R&D

By | June 26, 2015

Biotech firm likely to pull the plug after its gene therapy product fails.


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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.


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Ebola Drug Trial Terminated

By | June 23, 2015

Early analysis of TKM-Ebola-Guinea offers discouraging results, causing sponsors to end the Phase 2 trial.


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Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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NIH Halts Drug Production

By | June 8, 2015

The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.


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