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How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts

By | March 1, 2012

A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve

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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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Biota Babble

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Child-Proofing Drugs

By | March 1, 2012

When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.

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Skin-Deep Immunity

By | February 29, 2012

Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.

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Anti-Open Access Bill Dies

By | February 29, 2012

Legislators have dropped the Research Works Act, which would have nixed policies that require federally funded research findings to be deposited in public databases.

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Elsevier Abandons Anti-Open Access Bill

By | February 28, 2012

The publishing giant withdraws its support of the Research Works Act, which would eliminate open-access requirements on federally funded work.

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Top Earners Under Review by NIH

By | February 21, 2012

Researchers with millions of grant dollars may face greater scrutiny by the funding agency.

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Citizen Science’s New Wave

By | February 17, 2012

Scientists are getting more citizens than ever involved in research projects that could impact their communities.

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Open Access for All?

By | February 14, 2012

New legislation would make all federally funded research publicly available within 6 months of publication.

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