drug development
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.
Cancer Researcher Sued Again
Bob Grant | Feb 27, 2012
UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.
Wireless Drug Chip
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2012
The world’s first programmable drug-delivery chip passes the test, accurately and safely delivering an osteoporosis drug.
Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2012
The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.
FDA's Biosimilars Guidance
Bob Grant | Feb 13, 2012
The federal agency finally breaks out some information on what it might take to get generic biological drugs approved.
Calcium and the Pancreas
Calcium and the Pancreas
Ole H. Petersen, Oleg V. Gerasimenko, and Julia V. Gerasimenko | Feb 1, 2012
Normal pancreatic function depends on the precise flow of calcium within and into the acinar cells of the organ. 
Forced Feeding
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in drug development
Rommie Amaro: Protein Explorer
Tia Ghose | Feb 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California, San Diego. Age: 34
Reading Tea Leaves
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.
The War Within
Ole H. Petersen, Oleg V. Gerasimenko, and Julia V. Gerasimenko | Feb 1, 2012
Unraveling the molecular causes of acute pancreatitis—a potentially deadly disease in which the pancreas essentially digests itself—is yielding clues to how it might be treated.