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Immunotherapy More Effective in Men: Study

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2018

Women with metastatic cancer who were treated with a checkpoint inhibitor had a smaller benefit than did men.

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FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018

Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.

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As the first personalized cell and gene therapies are approved from small clinical trials, researchers propose the creation of publicly accessible databases to pull together real-world results.  

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Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold

By Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018

In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.

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Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers

By Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018

The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.

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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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Book Excerpt from The Power of Rare

By Victoria Jackson and Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018

In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Government incentives, advances in technology, and an army of patient advocates have spun a successful market—but abuses of the system and exorbitant prices could cause a backlash.

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image: Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs

Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs

By Jim Daley | April 3, 2018

The yeast’s output of noscapine, a cough suppressant naturally made by poppies, is 18,000-fold higher than previous attempts.

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