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World AIDS Day: Understanding HIV

World AIDS Day: Understanding HIV

World AIDS Day: Understanding HIV December 1 marked World AIDS Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. According to UNAIDS, 37.9 million people globally were...

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From Drug Discovery To Approval: Phase IV

From Drug Discovery To Approval: Phase IV

Pharma Finish Line: FDA Approval Last week, we focused on the final stage of clinical testing, Phase III trials, where drug developers assess the safety and efficacy of their drug in large patient groups. At the end of Phase III, drug developers face the moment of...

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An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea "The incredible, edible egg." This advertising slogan created for the American Egg Board in the 1970s rings truer than ever. Here’s why: scientists at the Roslin Institute (Midlothian, Scotland), part of the University of Edinburgh, recently...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Breath Biopsies

Breath Biopsies

A Breath Of Fresh Air For Diagnostics In the scary world of serious illness, early detection is crucial. The sooner someone knows he has cancer or rheumatoid arthritis, for example, the sooner he can get started with treatment.  Early detection means a greater...

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