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Compound Discovery May Spur Therapies for Autoimmune Conditions

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

People who develop autoimmune often suffer from their effects for the rest of their lives, frustrated by the lack of cure. Though there are various treatments available to help manage some of these conditions, they often don’t work very well and the disease continues to take a major toll on the patient and his or her quality of life. (more…)

Chemists Concerned About How Their Field is Viewed

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by in Chemistry

Chemistry Opinion Survey 2017-12-11 15-06-07

Chemistry and its importance in everyday life is often underrated at best, and wildly misunderstood at worst. The stock image of scientists in white lab coats holding beakers of toxic chemicals has been hard to shake (more…)

Pills Have Gone Digital

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Paranoiacs and conspiracy theorists beware – the digital pill is here. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on November 13 that it had approved Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensors), the first drug in America to have a digital ingestion tracking system. (more…)

Seeking Other Perspectives to Tease Out New Innovations

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

On October 24, Astellas Oncology announced the five finalists in its C3 Prize competition, chosen from over 160 entrants who submitted their ideas on how to improve the cancer care experience through non-medicine innovations. (more…)

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