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January 8, 2015 3:05 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
Abbvie and Gilead are fighting for control over this lucrative drug market. Read more...                            
January 8, 2015 9:05 am
Skip Derra, Contributing Writer
The idea that breast cancer becomes more prevalent with age is fairly well established, but the reasons why are still uncertain. Now, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have new insights into why older women are more susceptible to breast cancer. Read more...
January 7, 2015 10:33 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Editor
In recent months, two groups have found two different new ways to regenerate damaged corneas with patients’ own stem cells. Read more...                                     
January 6, 2015 8:50 am
Stephanie Guzowski, Editor
For years, Alzheimer’s researchers have targeted amyloid beta in attempts to halt the progression of the disease, without success. Now, they have their sights set on a second brain protein: tau. And the findings are promising. Read more...
January 5, 2015 10:51 am
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The organization is creating this role after several embarrassing mishaps with hazardous material. Read more...                         
January 5, 2015 9:06 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Editor
Some of the most important advances in breast cancer this year were related to all kinds of heterogeneity: within tumors, between tumors in a single patient, and between tumors in early and later stages, according to oncologists. Read more...               
January 2, 2015 3:46 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The researchers are convinced this is the primary source of the epidemic. Read more...                             
December 19, 2014 12:37 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
President Obama's pick for the position turned out to be controversial. Read more...                              
December 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor, Bioscience Technology
The Cleveland Clinic recently unveiled their annual Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015– a list that casts an optimistic light on up-and-coming healthcare advances that may reach consumers next year. Their number one? Read more...                         
December 17, 2014 4:35 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Some 45% of deaths are caused by fibrosis (scar tissue) diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cirrhosis, and heart and kidney failure. But a Harvard University group reports in Cell Stem Cell they have discovered a key cause of that fibrosis: a stem-cell-like perivascular cell called Gli1+, found in blood vessels. Read more...
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