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The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.

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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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Conditional FDA Approval for Fatal-Disease Drug

By | September 19, 2016

The agency OKs Sarepta Therapeutics’s treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy through its accelerated approval pathway, which requires a confirmatory clinical trial.

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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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Matching the immunological characteristics of donor retinal cells to those of the recipient can reduce the chance of rejection.

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Manufacturers have not demonstrated the safety or efficacy of 19 antibacterial agents common in hand and body soaps, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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image: Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma

Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma

By | September 12, 2016

Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.

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image: Theranos Withdraws Zika Blood Test

Theranos Withdraws Zika Blood Test

By | September 1, 2016

The embattled company failed to include proper safeguards, according to federal regulators.

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image: Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier

By | September 1, 2016

Choosing the right model, be it 3-D or 2-D, requires wading through varied cell sources, cell types, and cell culture conditions.

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image: The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research

The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research

By | September 1, 2016

With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.

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