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FDA Limits Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Safety Concerns
US adults are now only eligible for the vaccine under certain circumstances.
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FDA Limits Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Safety Concerns
FDA Limits Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Safety Concerns

US adults are now only eligible for the vaccine under certain circumstances.

US adults are now only eligible for the vaccine under certain circumstances.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, Grandbrothers

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Medical Researcher and Philanthropist Laszlo Bito Dies at 87
Chloe Tenn | Dec 2, 2021
His work contributed to the development of the drug Xalatan, a treatment for glaucoma.
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Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Chloe Tenn | Nov 18, 2021
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
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Biden Picks Robert Califf to Head the FDA for a Second Time
Chloe Tenn | Nov 12, 2021
The cardiologist was briefly the FDA Commissioner in the Obama Administration, and now has a second chance to act on plans he tried to implement during his first tenure.
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Antiviral Pill Lowers Risks of COVID-19 Hospitalization, Death
Chloe Tenn | Oct 1, 2021
Merck reports that its antiviral molnupiravir was effective against early stages of COVID-19 in high-risk patients in a Phase 3 clinical trial.
Infectious Disease Researcher Steve Meshnick Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 13, 2020
A leading scientist on the mechanisms of action of antimalarial medications, the University of North Carolina professor made contributions to research and mentoring all around the world.
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.
Insight into Dexamethasone’s Benefits in Severe COVID-19
Abby Olena | Jun 19, 2020
The steroid’s exceptional performance in early results from the RECOVERY clinical trial in the United Kingdom is a rational outcome of the drug’s anti-inflammatory effects, experts say.
FDA Approves Previously Rejected Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
Emily Makowski | Dec 13, 2019
The drug Vyondys 53 has met a surrogate endpoint of protein production, but there’s no clear proof it has a clinical benefit.
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Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2019
A study in mice suggests serotonin release underlies the drug’s prosocial effects while dopamine mediates the rewarding properties that drive its potential for abuse.
Tufts to Remove Sackler Name from Medical Campus
Emily Makowski | Dec 9, 2019
The school will not return donations from the family that made its riches on opioids, but the university will start a $3 million endowment for addiction prevention and treatment.
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Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2019
Roughly a quarter of 38 viral samples from people treated with Xofluza had mutations in their genomes that made the pathogens less susceptible to the drug.
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The Henderson State University academics face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
UCB Cuts $2.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Ra Pharma
Catherine Offord | Oct 14, 2019
The move will allow the Belgium-headquartered biopharmaceutical giant to boost its work on treatments for rare diseases.
Antidepressant Approvals Could Herald New Era in Psychiatric Drugs
Bianca Nogrady | Oct 1, 2019
The FDA has given the green light to the first major new classes of antidepressant therapies in decades, opening up new avenues for therapeutic development.
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Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
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Image of the Day: Artificial Snake Bite
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 6, 2019
A microneedle delivers liquid medicines through tiny, fang-like points.
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Professors Could Lose Jobs for Housing Rare, Psychedelic Plant
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2019
Miami University’s plant conservatory was growing seedlings of iboga, which contains an illegal, psychoactive substance.
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
Bristol-Myers Squibb to Buy Celgene for $74 Billion
Catherine Offord | Jan 3, 2019
The deal between the two biopharmaceutical giants will boost the purchaser’s cancer drug portfolio.