First-in-Class: 2014 Drug Approvals

The FDA ushered in six new drugs just before the close of 2014, bringing the final tally to 41– the highest rate since 1996, when the agency approved 53 drugs. 2014 drug approvals were notable not only for their quantity, but also their quality. A number of new drugs...

Can Cell Death Keep Cancer Patients Alive?

Programmed cell death is making a name for itself as a pathway in cancer drug development. We asked ourselves: what is this process known as apoptosis and why is it a sought after drug target? Apoptosis is a system that evolved in cells for detecting damage to DNA and...