Cloning Creates Human Embryos

Cloning Creates Human Embryos “Scientists in South Korea report that they have created human embryos through cloning and extracted embryonic stem cells, the universal cells that hold great promise for medical research. Their goal, the scientists say, is not to clone humans but to advance understanding of the causes and treatment of disease. “


Doctors Call for Abbott Boycott on AIDS Price Hike

Doctors Call for Abbott Boycott on AIDS Price Hike “A group of AIDS doctors on Tuesday called for a boycott of drugs made by Abbott Laboratories Inc. to protest the company’s recent price hike on an important HIV medicine.” What makes this case particularly interesting is that the price hike is seen by many as […]


FDA a Big Winner In '05 Bush Budget

FDA a Big Winner In ’05 Bush Budget “One of the biggest winners in President Bush’s proposed 2005 budget is the Food and Drug Administration, which would receive an almost 9 percent increase in funding to expand a ‘food defense’ program, to respond to the mad cow disease crisis and to continue construction of its […]


FDA a Big Winner In ’05 Bush Budget

FDA a Big Winner In ’05 Bush Budget “One of the biggest winners in President Bush’s proposed 2005 budget is the Food and Drug Administration, which would receive an almost 9 percent increase in funding to expand a ‘food defense’ program, to respond to the mad cow disease crisis and to continue construction of its […]


Plants to uncover landmines

Plants to uncover landmines “A genetically engineered plant that detects landmines in soil by changing colour could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries by signalling where explosives are concealed.”


Drug may give cells a fresh start

Drug may give cells a fresh start “Chemists in California have found a synthetic molecule that seems to reprogramme adult cells to make them more like youthful ones. If the discovery pans out, it could provide an easy source of cells to regenerate tissues damaged by disease or injury.”


On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth's last wilderness

On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness A new UN study implies that searching for exremeophiles in areas such as the Antarctic “is threatening to plunder the planet’s last wilderness.” The body of the report, however, seems to focus on intellectual property issues. […]


On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness

On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness A new UN study implies that searching for exremeophiles in areas such as the Antarctic “is threatening to plunder the planet’s last wilderness.” The body of the report, however, seems to focus on intellectual property issues. […]


Management issues challenge biotech startups

Management issues challenge biotech startups This article reviews a very interesting report that basically faults the failure of biotechnology companies to successfuly transition from research focus to product development and commercialization on hiring managers with a scientific rather than managerial forte and aiming to pass regulatory hurdles rather than build a company. Industry observations certainly […]


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