LISTEN: BIOGEN'S BIG REVEAL, HOT TAKES ON ALZHEIMER'S, & THE SCIENCE OF ONE-EYED SHEEP

How do you know if a “positive” study is positive? And what if clinical trial participants unionized? We discuss all that and

STAT PLUS: VERITAS, GENETICS COMPANY FOUNDED BY GEORGE CHURCH, SUSPENDS U.S. OPERATIONS

Veritas Genetics, the Boston-based personal genome testing company co-founded by noted Harvard Medical School professor George Church,...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: BRIBING DOCTORS IN INDIA IS ALLEGEDLY A WIDESPREAD PRACTICE

Seeking to juice profits, some Indian drug makers bribe doctors with credit cards, free trips, interest payments on car loans, advisory...

GATES FOUNDATION CEO SUSAN DESMOND-HELLMANN TO STEP DOWN

Sue Desmond-Hellmannn is stepping down as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest funder of biomedical research....

 
 
 

TUFTS WILL SCOUR SACKLER NAME FROM ITS MEDICAL CAMPUS, IN REBUFF OF FAMILY THAT CONTROLS PURDUE PHARMA

Tufts University will strip the Sackler name from a graduate school, buildings, and health programs - one of the most dramatic rebuffs...

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP A ‘CLOCK' THAT CAN MEASURE BIOLOGICAL AGE BASED ON BLOOD PROTEINS

A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster of a person's age,...

 
 
 

THE GAVI COALITION BOOSTS THE GLOBAL STOCKPILE OF EBOLA VACCINES

The global emergency stockpile of Ebola vaccines will grow to 500,000 doses following a decision Thursday by the board of Gavi, the...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: BIOTECH CEOS TELL CONGRESS TO NIX DEMOCRATS' DRUG PRICING BILL; PHARMA LAYOFFS MOUNTING

Top of the morning, and a fine one it is. Our shortest person successfully departed for the local schoolhouse for another day of learning,...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: SAGE'S NEW ANTIDEPRESSANT FACES MAJOR SETBACK IN NEW STUDY

An experimental pill from Sage Therapeutics that aimed to treat depression more rapidly than existing drugs failed its first large...

STAT PLUS: MORE THAN 100 SMALL BIOTECH CEOS SOUND OFF AGAINST PELOSI'S SIGNATURE DRUG PRICING BILL

WASHINGTON - Nearly 150 CEOs of emerging biotech companies are sending a unified, stark message to Capitol Hill: Abandon the Democrats'...

 
 
 

OPINION: STEP ASIDE, BIOMARKERS. LOOK TO THE BANK ACCOUNT FOR EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA

One crucial missing piece to the devastating puzzle of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia is how to detect them early....

AURINIA'S DRUG TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE KIDNEY DISEASE HITS ITS GOALS IN LATE-STAGE TRIAL

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday evening that an experimental medicine used to treat patients with lupus nephritis, an autoimmune...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: WHAT SIDE EFFECTS? PROBLEMS WITH MEDICINES MAY BE VASTLY UNDERREPORTED TO THE FDA

It's no secret that the many side effects caused by medicines do not get reported to the Food and Drug Administration, but a new report...

HOW POLICE SHOOTINGS OF UNARMED BLACK AMERICANS COULD BE HARMING THE HEALTH OF BLACK INFANTS

Police shootings of unarmed black Americans have escalated a national debate about racial injustice and the use of force. A new study...

 
 
 

A MONTHLY BIRTH CONTROL PILL? EXPERIMENT IN PIGS OPENS DOOR TO MORE TRIALS

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day, but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: WHITE HOUSE CLAIMS DEM PRICING BILL WILL YIELD 100 FEWER DRUGS; TRADE DEAL MAY REMOVE SOME BIOLOGIC PROTECTIONS

Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the cloudy skies looming over the Pharmalot...

 
 
 

OPINION: U.S. CONTINUES TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

One of the greatest threats to public health today, in the United States and around the world, isn't a new exotic hazard. It's antibiotic...

STAT PLUS: 4 QUESTIONS KEY TO MAKING SENSE OF NEW DATA ON BIOGEN'S RESURRECTED ALZHEIMER'S DRUG

The annual Alzheimer's research meeting known as CTAD was supposed to be a snoozefest this year. That all changed six weeks ago, when...

 
 
 

A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR HUNTINGTON'S OPENS THE DOOR TO HOPE FOR SOME PATIENTS. ONLY SO MANY CAN GET IN

PERRY, N.Y. - Reminders of Huntington's disease populate Tammy Stewart's apartment. They are also glimpses into her future. On the...

MAYO CLINIC TAPS BOSTON HEALTH TECH LEADER TO GUIDE DATA STRATEGY

On the heels of forming a new partnership with Google, Mayo Clinic announced it has hired Dr. John Halamka - a Harvard professor and...

 
 
 



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Katherine Jenkins mugged after trying to stop 'vicious' street robbery on elderly woman

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India rape: Four men accused of raping and killing vet shot dead after...

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Arsenal boss Ljungberg didn't even notice Aubameyang leave for toilet break...

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Dan Osborne PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Stony-faced star lays low while looking after...

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GMB's Ben Shephard LOSES IT as Jo Swinson refuses to answer Labour coalition...

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Sadio Mane missing out on Ballon d'Or highlights problem for African footballers

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