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Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 10, 2018

Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.  

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image: FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

By Ashley Yeager | February 28, 2018

The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.

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Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens

By Kerry Grens | December 20, 2017

Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment

By Kerry Grens | March 17, 2017

The adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration. 

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Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters

By Larissa Paschyn | January 25, 2017

How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks

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Thirty Years of Lab Safety

By Michal Barski | October 1, 2016

From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.

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Effects of BPA Substitutes

By Kerry Grens | April 11, 2016

Two studies add to the evidence that replacements for the plastic additive affect cells and animals in the same, untoward ways as bisphenol A.

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image: Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns

Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2015

The Association for Molecular Pathology finds fault in the agency’s report on safety issues associated with certain lab tests.

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US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 

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