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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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Fears over Fast-Tracking Drugs

By | September 10, 2012

Doctors question whether a government initiative to speed approval for promising new drugs is ensuring safety.

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Finding Injury

By | September 1, 2012

The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.

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FDA to Debate Starch Treatment

By | August 31, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration will consider whether or not to stop the use of intravenous starch solutions to replace lost blood.

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Epigenetic Drug Improves Cholesterol Levels

By | August 28, 2012

Results from a Phase II trial for cardiovascular disease with an epigenetic target therapy show promise.

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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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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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Space-bound Fish

By | July 31, 2012

Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.

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