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Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2017

An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.

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Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

By Lawrence Steinman | June 1, 2016

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

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2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Karen Zusi and Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2015

This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.

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Hearts on Trial

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.

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2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

This year’s data reveal notable variation in compensation for life scientists working in different fields, sectors, and regions of the world.

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Best Places to Work Academia 2013

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2013

Institutional funding and research support is critical to academics during this time of continued budgetary belt-tightening across government agencies.  

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Worried Sick

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2013

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?

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Life Sciences Salary Survey 2012

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Researcher salaries continue to buck the trend of the millennium’s first decade, remaining flat or even declining across most life science disciplines.

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Replacement Parts

By Ed Yong | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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