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Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2017
An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2016
Researchers launch an initiative to generate a complete atlas of all cells in the human body.
Lisa Boyette Started a Nonprofit to Save Her Brother and Cure Other Diseases
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Founder and CEO, Curable; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. Age: 35
Opinion: Fixing Science’s Human Bias
Edward Courchaine, Sarah Smaga | Sep 1, 2016
It’s time to accelerate the conversation about why the research community is still not diverse.
The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2016
With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.
UK Government Guarantees EU Funding
Jef Akst | Aug 16, 2016
British scientists will continue to receive grants from the European Union, including its flagship program Horizon 2020.
Life Sciences Search Engine
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 22, 2016
A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.
The Global Science Era
Ephraim M. Govere | May 1, 2016
As international collaboration becomes increasingly common, researchers must work to limit their own biases and let cultural diversity enhance their work.
Napster Cofounder Launches Cancer Initiative
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2016
Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker donates $250 million to unite the cancer research community around the common goal of developing new immunotherapies.
Following the Funding
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2015
Researchers use network theory to estimate the importance of relationships among researchers and institutions in attracting grant money.