Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments

The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.

The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.

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Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2019
Two coauthors of a new study discuss their findings about nearly 170 facilities in the southwestern US selling unproven therapies—and what should be done about them.
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Ashley Yeager | Jun 26, 2018
More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2018
Combining genomic, clinical, and patient-reported data, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project provides a unique resource for the cancer community.
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Catherine Offord | Aug 4, 2017
The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.
The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research
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.
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2016
The change should allow patients with fatal illnesses easier access to experimental drugs, but gaining permission from drug companies remains the biggest challenge.
Patient Zero Identified?
Patient Zero Identified?
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2014
Researchers pinpoint the source of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa to 2-year-old boy who died in southern Guinea.
#IceBucketChallenge Highlights Difficult Funding Decisions
#IceBucketChallenge Highlights Difficult Funding Decisions
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2014
The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?
Opinion:  Unconventional Standards
Opinion: Unconventional Standards
Effy Vayena | Mar 13, 2013
Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research