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Tumor Snipers

By | November 1, 2012

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

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Sharing Made Easy

By | September 1, 2012

Biological resource centers are bigger and better than ever before, storing and distributing shared reagents, plasmids, and more.

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The Little Cell That Could

By | 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 | May 1, 2012

Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?

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Braving the IPO Drought

By | 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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Bioterrorist Battles

By | January 1, 2012

A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.

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New Tech Boosts Science

By | 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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Make Mine Rare

By | August 1, 2011

With mounting interest from biotechs, Big Pharma, and the federal government, research on rare diseases is burgeoning.

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Take Two of These

By | June 22, 2011

Drugmakers are teaming up to test the disease-fighting power of combination therapies earlier in the development cycle than ever before.

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Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks

By | April 1, 2011

Biotech companies hope to turn the practice of finding novel uses for existing compounds into big business.

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