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Outwitting the Perfect Pathogen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2014

Tuberculosis is exquisitely adapted to the human body. Researchers need a new game plan for beating it.

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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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Remaking a Classic

By Megan Scudellari | September 1, 2013

Companies are bursting at the seams with tools to engineer pharma’s next magic bullet: the new and improved antibody.

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How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013

After numerous high-profile safety scares, clinicians and regulators push to fix critical weaknesses in the FDA’s monitoring system for approved drugs.

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A Dime a Dozen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.

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Tumor Snipers

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

After two headline successes, companies rush to develop “smart bomb” cancer drugs.

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The Little Cell That Could

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2012

Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.

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Treating Fat with Fat

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?

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Braving the IPO Drought

By Megan Scudellari | March 1, 2012

Despite nervous investors and a volatile market, a courageous few biotechnology companies are taking their chances on Wall Street.

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New Tech Boosts Science

By Tia Ghose | October 1, 2011

From iPhone apps to cloud computing, everyday digital technologies are helping advance drug discovery, conduct clinical trials, and improve medical care.

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