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Stem Cells Transformed Into Heart Tissue

November 25, 2014 | Comments

In a breakthrough process, scientists are transforming stem cells into actual beating heart tissue. It could someday lead to new drug treatments for heart disease or even lab-created hearts for transplants.        


Experts Fight Ebola at its Source

November 21, 2014 8:31 am | Comments

Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance, explains the origins of Ebola and how we can fight emerging diseases.                      


Could Arsenic Levels in Rice Be Dangerous for Your Kids?

November 20, 2014 8:26 am | Comments

Study finds significant amount of arsenic in rice products that could have an impact on the health of people who consume it.                     


Ebola Doctor Died Despite ZMapp, Plasma Transfusion

November 19, 2014 8:53 am | Comments

Dr. Martin Salia was treating patients in Sierra Leone when he contracted the virus.                            


New Treatment Could Cure So-Called Bubble Baby Disease

November 19, 2014 8:49 am | Comments

A potential medical breakthrough may help children born with no immune system.                             


The Fight to Get Female Viagra on the Market

November 18, 2014 8:56 am | Comments

Cindy Whitehead is trying to get Flibanserin, the first low libido drug for women, approved by the FDA.                         


New Study Downplays Aspirin's Role in Preventing Heart Trouble

November 18, 2014 8:48 am | Comments

Any potential benefits of the medication may be offset by additional risks.                              


Interphex Live

November 14, 2014 4:50 pm | Comments

Join Pharmaceutical Processing and Interphex for Interphex Live, a premier technology event that will be broadcast live on the INTERPHEX 2015 show floor. Interphex Live will feature discussions with the industry's leaders on topics including Biopharmaceutical Processing, Solid Dosage Manufacturing, Parenteral Processing, Regulatory Compliance, Inspection & Packaging, Supply Chain, Facility Design & Management and more.    


Ackman Takes Stake in Animal-Health Company Zoetis

November 13, 2014 12:09 pm | Comments

Activist investor William Ackman has taken a roughly $2 billion stake in Zoetis and could push the animal-health company to sell itself to a larger drug maker.               


3D Skin Printer Could Revolutionize Burn Care

November 13, 2014 11:58 am | Comments

A team in Toronto has developed a method for making functional human skin on demand.                            


New Study on T-Dap Vaccine During Pregnancy; Hospice Care Data

November 12, 2014 9:19 am | Comments

New research suggests that giving the T-Dap vaccine to pregnant women does not appear to increase the risk of a premature delivery. Also, new data on hospice care.               


Dallas Hospital Reaches Deal with Ebola Victim's Family

November 12, 2014 9:09 am | Comments

The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has reached a settlement with Dallas Presbyterian Hospital. Also, the last remaining Ebola patient in the U.S., Dr. Craig Spencer, was released from the hospital.       


VA Chief Announces Sweeping Reforms

November 11, 2014 8:49 am | Comments

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald announced the largest restructuring in the agency's history in the wake of a scandal over delayed care.                  


After Enterovirus, Boy Learns to Walk Again

November 11, 2014 8:31 am | Comments

What seemed like a simple cold turned into paralysis for 13-year-old Dan Dugan, who has been in rehab since early October. The Seabrook, New Hampshire teen is making slow but steady progress as he regains strength in his legs to walk.   


Skin Cancer Treatment Becoming More Expensive; Obesity Research

November 10, 2014 8:59 am | Comments

A new study shows that the cost for treating skin cancer has increased by 126 percent in recent years. Also, new research on obesity in children.                  


FDA Cracking Down on Dietary Supplement Company

November 10, 2014 8:54 am | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is suing one company for allegedly failing to properly test its ingredients.                        



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