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Mining Existing Drugs for Ebola Treatments
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Dec 17, 2014
Researchers hope to repurpose already-approved drugs into potential anti-Ebola therapies.
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Kerry Grens | Nov 17, 2014
Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.
Statins Stimulate Bone Growth?
Kate Yandell | Sep 17, 2014
The cholesterol-lowering drugs could be used to treat people with two types of dwarfism, a study suggests.
A Blood Test for Cancer?
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 30, 2012
Researchers are getting closer to detecting abnormal tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream.
Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Dan Cossins | Nov 2, 2012
An expert panel finds that the benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh risks that the procedure will lead to unnecessary treatments.
Double-Edged TB Drug
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 12, 2012
A cheap pain reliever that can kill drug-resistant, tuberculosis-causing bacteria may never be tested.
Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews
Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2012
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.