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Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

The Scandinavian island’s unique combination of genetic homogeneity, genealogical tradition, and high participation in research make it a prime location for discovery and validation of drug targets.

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Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2017

Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.


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Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.


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Banking on Blood Tests

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 1, 2016

How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?

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Picking Up the Pace

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2016

FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.


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Battling the Bulge

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

Weight-loss drugs that target newly characterized obesity-related receptors and pathways could finally offer truly effective fat control.


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The Sounds of Silence

By Jenny Rood | September 1, 2015

Science-based tinnitus therapeutics are finally coming into their own.


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The CAR T-Cell Race

By Vicki Brower | April 1, 2015

Tumor-targeting T-cell therapies are generating remarkable remissions in hard-to-beat cancers—and attracting millions of dollars of investment along the way.


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Lazarus Drugs

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2015

While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.  

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That Loving Feeling

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2014

There are no FDA-approved drugs to treat low sexual desire in women, but not for lack of trying.

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