Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same—with the hope of curing their own...

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

A new study by cell and systems biologists investigating stem cells in mice shows, for the first time, an instance...

Assessing scientific research by 'citation wake' detects Nobel laureates' papers

Ranking scientific papers in order of importance is an inherently subjective task, yet that doesn't keep researchers...

Debunking Common Myths About Clinical Trials

MYTH 1: Clinical trial volunteers are merely human guinea pigs. 

MYTH 2:  Informed consent is just reading...

The Obesity Fix

McKinsey & Company recently issued ...

NEJM - Are physicians really scared of how “savvy” pharma is online?

In the November 13 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) a Perspective piece authored by Christopher...

Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US...

Wireless Nanorod-Nanotube Film Enables Light Stimulation of Blind Retina

Scientists have developed a new light-sensitive film that could one day form the basis of a prosthetic retina to...

Changes in smokers' brains when quitting can predict likelihood of relapse

Earlier this year, the researchers - from Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, PA - demonstrated in a study published in ...

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