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Hearing Help

By | September 1, 2015

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  

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Hope for Universal Flu Vax?

By | August 26, 2015

Two studies point to the possibility that a single vaccine could protect against every strain of flu virus.

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Novartis Buys Rights to GSK MS Drug for $1 Billion

By | August 24, 2015

The multiple sclerosis treatment has yet to be tested in Phase 3 clinical trials.

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“Female Viagra” Approved

By | August 19, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration OKs the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

By | August 18, 2015

Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.

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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?

By | August 10, 2015

A compound that degrades nicotine before it reaches the brain could serve as a successful smoking cessation therapy, according to an in vitro study.

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Yeast Genome Doubling

By | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.

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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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FDA Approves 3-D–Printed Drug

By | August 4, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration green lights the first medicine produced by a 3-D printer for use in the human body.

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