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Q&A: From FDA to Industry

By | September 27, 2016

Among a subset of US Food and Drug Administration regulators who leave the agency, more than half go to work for pharmaceutical companies, researchers report.

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Allergan’s Buying Spree Rolls On

By | September 21, 2016

The Ireland-based pharma company makes a $1.7 billion offer to acquire Tobira Therapeutics, a US firm developing liver disease drugs.

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How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine

By | September 21, 2016

Caffeine-producing plants use three different biochemical pathways and two different enzyme families to make the same molecule.

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Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting

By | September 19, 2016

Expanded US Health and Human Services rules will require the results of more human studies to be made public.

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Allergan Set to Buy Vitae

By | September 16, 2016

The Irish drugmaker has made a $639 million dollar offer to buy the US-based biopharma.

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Stingrays Chew Too

By | September 15, 2016

Researchers observe stingrays moving their jaws to grind up prey, a behavior thought to be restricted to mammals.

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Week in Review: September 5–9

By | September 9, 2016

Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 

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Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

By | September 8, 2016

As E. coli bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.

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This is Your Brain on Art

By | September 1, 2016

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.

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In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.

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