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image: DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Reaches Phase 2

DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Reaches Phase 2

By Tracy Vence | April 4, 2017

An NIAID-sponsored clinical trial advances beyond safety testing.

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At the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic contributors to cancer progression and treatment response.

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Rethinking a Cancer Drug Target

By Catherine Offord | March 26, 2017

The results of a CRISPR-Cas9 study suggest that MELK—a protein thought to play a critical role in cancer—is not necessary for cancer cell survival.

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image: Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment

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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image: Kite’s CAR T-Cell Therapy Success

Kite’s CAR T-Cell Therapy Success

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2017

More than one-third of lymphoma patients in a Phase 2 trial were clear of disease at six months, and no new safety concerns arose since the company’s three-month follow up.

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image: HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus

HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus

By Kerry Grens | February 24, 2017

A fraction of HIV patients in a small, uncontrolled study were able to stop antiretroviral therapy after receiving the immune boosters.

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image: Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells

Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2017

Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.

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image: Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy

Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy

By John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | February 1, 2017

What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?

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image: Infographic: The Cost of Drug Development

Infographic: The Cost of Drug Development

By John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | February 1, 2017

Expensive clinical trials and few drug approvals can drive up drug prices for consumers.

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image: Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine

Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine

By Catherine Offord | February 1, 2017

The challenges of adapting drug development to the age of personalized therapies encourage collaboration among industry players.

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