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Clinical Trial Misfortune

By | August 28, 2012

A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.

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Pharma Whistleblower

By | August 16, 2012

A former manager at Genentech claims the company bypassed ethical and clinical guidelines in order to rush a promising drug through clinical trials.

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Kerfuffle Over Antishock Drug Paper

By | August 3, 2012

A slight flaw in a study on the effectiveness of a drug widely used to combat shock in critically injured patients almost gets a Danish researcher sued for millions.


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A Scientist Emerges

By | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.


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Best Places to Work Academia, 2012

By | August 1, 2012

On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.


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Replacement Parts

By | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.


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Modeling the Cell

By | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.


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Microbial Perfume

By | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.


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Europe to Revamp Clinical Trial Rules

By | July 18, 2012

After years of complaints, the European Commission proposes ways to fix its system in an effort to reinvigorate research on the continent.

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Robots vs. Radiation

By | July 13, 2012

A trial comparing the effectiveness of robotic surgery and radiation for the treatment of throat cancer has begun in Canada.

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