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Influenza: So S’not Funny

Influenza: So S’not Funny

Happy Flu Season! A throbbing headache, fever, chills—if you’ve ever enjoyed a few days off courtesy of influenza, you’ve got good reason to embrace the simple flu shot. Every year, millions of us roll up our sleeves and take our medicine. This WEEKLY reviews the ABCs of the flu virus and what you need to know about the vaccine.

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

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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