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Obesity Drugs in Check

By | April 2, 2012

The FDA may require weight-loss drugs to undergo clinical trials to see if they pose a risk of heart attack.

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The Two Faces of Metastasis

By | April 1, 2012

During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.

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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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More Oversight for Omics Tests

By | March 27, 2012

A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.

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A FASTer FDA?

By | March 19, 2012

A new bill recently debated in the US Congress seeks to streamline the approval process for drugs.

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Slipping from the Top?

By | March 14, 2012

Experts and the American public worry that the country is at risk of losing its global leadership position in scientific research.

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Self-prescribing Patients?

By | March 13, 2012

The FDA considers making some drugs for diabetes, asthma, and other ailments available over the counter.

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Are the Kids Alright?

By | March 1, 2012

Two key pieces of legislation, enacted to spur drugmakers into testing pharmaceutical products in children, are up for reauthorization in the US Congress this October. Have they done their jobs?

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How the Pediatric Laws Work

By | March 1, 2012

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) of 2003 requires that companies developing new drugs that could be used to treat a condition in children perform clinical trials in kids before winning FDA approval. 

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How to Make Eyeball Stew

By | March 1, 2012

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