“Gene Drive” Technology Endorsed by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine last week endorsed research on a technology known as “gene drive,” which gives humans the power for the first time to alter… Read more »

Fentanyl Responsible for an Epidemic of Overdose Deaths Around the United States

Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller that a medical examiner identified as the drug that killed the superstar Prince six weeks ago, has been responsible for an epidemic of overdose deaths around… Read more »

Glaxo Accelerates Regulatory Plan for Triple Combo Treatment for COPD

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (London) moved to consolidate its lead in a new class of three-in-one inhaled lung drugs on Thursday with plans to file its product for U.S. approval by the… Read more »

Scientists Disclose Proposal to Construct Human Genome from Scratch

Scientists on Thursday formally announced the start of a 10-year project aimed at vastly improving the ability to chemically manufacture DNA, with one of the goals being to synthetically create… Read more »

Premature, Low Birth Weight Babies Have Negative Conditions into Early Adulthood

By early adulthood, adults who were born prematurely at low birth weights are less likely to be employed and to have children, and more likely to have lower incomes, be… Read more »

New Research Questions Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease

Thought-provoking new research by a team of investigators at Harvard University raises the question of whether Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off… Read more »

New Type of Non-Opioid Pain Drug Seeks FDA Approval

ELI LILLY & CO. (Indianapolis IN) said it and partner Pfizer Inc. (New York City) aim to seek approval by 2018 for a new type of pain drug that could… Read more »

FDA Approves New Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six… Read more »