Recent Articles

September 1, 2015 9:06 am
Jean Pierre Wery, president of Crown Bioscience
Rethinking the way clinical cancer research is conducted. Read more...
August 28, 2015 8:36 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Editor
Women over 43 are generally told it is near-impossible for them to have their own baby, even via IVF (in vitro fertilization). But a new, if small, study in the Journal of Endocrinology indicates those odds may improve, for the first time, by giving older women certain fertilization drugs earlier in their cycles. Read more...
August 27, 2015 10:04 am
Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Since information technology first went mainstream in laboratories decades ago, many believe that the primary limiting factor on its value has been raw computing power. In the past several years, however, cloud computing and the availability of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), for example, have lowered the cost of computing power so much so that bandwidth and database size are considered commodities. Read more...
August 17, 2015 10:44 am
Dustin Kentala, Associate Study Director in Molecular Imaging, MPI Research
With the success rates in clinical development from Phase 2 to 3 at 39 percent, preclinical and clinical development teams are implementing alternatives to traditional paradigms to improve efficiency, success, and reduce cost. Read more...
August 14, 2015 9:47 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Editor
A mere 12 weeks of taking omega-3 fish oil capsules can ward off schizophrenia and other psychoses in at-risk children for 6.7 years, suggests a new Nature Communications paper. Of 41 at-risk young people taking three months of omega-3 supplements, most not only did not show severe functional impairment, but no longer experienced warning signs of psychosis, nearly seven years later. Read more...
August 13, 2015 11:34 am
Stephanie Guzowski, Editor
When it comes to balancing the risks with the benefits of a drug, it’s vital to have the full picture of a patient’s treatment experience. In an effort to give patients a stronger voice, researchers have created and implemented a system to enable patients to directly report their symptoms during cancer drug development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Read more...
August 11, 2015 3:50 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Editor
Aging is not gradual in the C. elegans roundworm. It begins suddenly at reproductive maturity (or roundworm puberty), according to a provocative new study in Molecular Cell by a Northwestern University team. Read more...
August 11, 2015 11:00 am
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
Results from this study were published today in the journal Nature Communications. Read more...
August 5, 2015 5:17 pm
Lindsay Hock, Editor
In 2014, more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. were noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as living with HIV infection. Almost one in eight, or 12.8 percent, are unaware of their infection. The CDC estimates that 1,218,400 person aged 13 and older are living with HIV infection, including 156,300 who are unaware of their infection. Read more...
August 4, 2015 9:43 am
Dominic Trewartha, Managing Analyst, GBI Research
The oncology drug pipeline is far larger than any other therapy area across the pharmaceutical industry. Read more...
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