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New Drug Toxicity Chip

By Jef Akst | September 19, 2011

The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.

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FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts

By Bob Grant | September 12, 2011

The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By Richard P. Grant | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

By Edyta Zielinska | August 31, 2011

Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.

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FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

By Bob Grant | August 18, 2011

The US federal agency issues draft rules to guide medical device makers and those hoping to register biomarkers.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By Edyta Zielinska | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once

By Edyta Zielinska | August 11, 2011

A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.

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Boy or Girl?

By Cristina Luiggi | August 11, 2011

Blood tests can accurately determine a fetus’s gender as early as 7 weeks.

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FDA Discusses Biosimilars

By Edyta Zielinska | August 8, 2011

The government says regulatory requirements for generic biological therapies will have to be tailored to the treatment in question.

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Lab-Grown Sperm

By Cristina Luiggi | August 4, 2011

Healthy mice are born from germ cell precursors grown in vitro.

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