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Considering lifestyle and environment to maximize the economic value of R&D

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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With an interest in systems approaches, I am always on the look-out for interesting papers in this area. A recent paper in Drug Discovery Today caught my eye for several reasons (1). The first was the extent of the problem with non-alcoholic liver disease. Continue reading “Considering lifestyle and environment to maximize the economic value of R&D” »

Drug Companies Collaborate to Take on the Opioid Crisis

Posted on November 8th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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The opioid crisis in the US is now responsible for taking more American lives each year than car crashes. Continue reading “Drug Companies Collaborate to Take on the Opioid Crisis” »

Advances in Gene & Cell Therapy

Posted on November 6th, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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I would like to applaud the recent news about the Advisory Panel to the USA FDA’s unanimous (16-0) recommendation for allowing to further develop therapy by Spark Therapeutics Inc. Continue reading “Advances in Gene & Cell Therapy” »

Benefits and Dangers of Mixing Wearable Tech and Healthcare

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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Ideally, healthy living should be something that transcends income, but the reality is that it can be expensive to live a healthy lifestyle. High calorie foods are often cheaper than nutritious options, and poorer neighborhoods are often known as “food deserts” where it is hard to find good produce. Continue reading “Benefits and Dangers of Mixing Wearable Tech and Healthcare” »

Pharma on Mars: Getting Drugs Ready for Deep Space Travel

Posted on November 1st, 2017 by

Pharma R&D

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When we think of the challenges of space travel, we tend to focus on the technological aspects involving the difficulty of launch and landing, the structural integrity of the spacecraft and the basic safety of the astronauts. Continue reading “Pharma on Mars: Getting Drugs Ready for Deep Space Travel” »

Being Tech Savvy is ‘Crucial’ to Advancement in STEM careers

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by

Chemistry

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A survey of chemistry professionals finds familiarity with machine learning and data analysis tools among needed skills for future chemists, while collaborative technology is crucial in supporting innovation Continue reading “Being Tech Savvy is ‘Crucial’ to Advancement in STEM careers” »

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