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The Promise of Nanomedicine
Jef Akst | Apr 8, 2014
At AACR, scientists discuss the growing interest in nanotechnology and how it can be used to study, diagnose, and treat cancer.
Opinion: Translational Biotechnology
John D. Loike and Jennifer E. Miller | Feb 17, 2014
Regulators must consider both the promise and potential pitfalls of new technologies when determining whether to move them into clinical trials.
Report Card: Sharing Animal Research
Tracy Vence | Jan 8, 2014
New analysis finds that funding agencies, scientists, and journals are not including sufficient information when reporting on in vivo experiments.
Opinion: Translational Research in Crisis
Masoud H. Manjili | Sep 10, 2013
Turning discoveries made in academic labs into innovative therapies requires a radically new approach.
Obesity-Fighting Drug May Improve Metabolism
Erin Weeks | Sep 3, 2013
Initial tests of a hormone therapy suggest it reduces LDL cholesterol and improves weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
Week in Review, July 15–19
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2013
Bias in preclinical research; medical marijuana for kids; a swath of microbial genomes; plastic ocean habitats; rethinking scientific evaluation
Release of Drug Data Blocked
Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013
A court ruling that stops the European Medicines Agency from releasing data from two US companies calls into question the agency’s push for transparency.
Science’s Reproducibility Problem
Bob Grant | Dec 18, 2012
A recent roundtable discussion identifies challenges facing the scientific community regarding a lack of reproducible results in the literature.
Translational Training for PhDs
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2012
The National Institutes of Health is launching a pilot program to introduce students to clinical and translational research.
Fran Hawthorne | Jan 1, 2012
A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.