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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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Stem Cell Treatment = Drug

By | July 30, 2012

A US federal court rules that procedures in which a patient's own stem cells are extracted, manipulated, and reinjected should be regulated by the FDA.

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Neurosurgeons Banned from Research

By | July 24, 2012

After treating terminally ill patients with an unauthorized experimental probiotic procedure, two California doctors can no longer participated in human research.

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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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FDA Spies on its Own

By | July 17, 2012

The federal agency's surveillance of staffers feared to be leaking confidential information about medical devices was wider than previously thought.

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Sidestepping the Synthetic Drug Ban

By | July 16, 2012

Chemists are already finding ways to circumvent a new federal law cracking down on marijuana and methamphetamine mimics.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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Obama Signs FDA Bill

By | July 11, 2012

The new law reauthorizes fees charged to drug and device makers, creates new fees for the approval of generic drugs.

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Pharma Company Sues FDA

By | July 10, 2012

The maker of a pregnancy medication takes action against the federal agency for not stopping pharmacies from making and selling cheaper versions of the drug.

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