NIH to fund a cache of brain tissue and online data in place of live-animal experimentation. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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Fifty animals held in “reserve” by the US government will be sent to sanctuaries

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The Fish and Wildlife Service decided in June to classify all chimpanzees, captive or wild, as endangered. In combination with a 2013 decision by the National Institutes of Health to retire most of the several hundred chimpanzees it owned, the change came close to a ban on any medical research on the animals

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Dr Stewart Adams knew he had found a potential new painkiller when it cured his hangover ahead of an important speech. “I was first up to speak and I had a bit of a headache after a night out with friends. So I took a 600mg dose, just to be sure, and I found it was very effective.”

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No benefit can be derived from trials which are either invisible or reported partially or selectively. To avoid this risk, a growing number of organisations have made efforts to allow access to clinical trial results in a detail hitherto unknown. Despite the growing international effort and a notable legislative effort in the EU, the US lags behind

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Friday that it was returning a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola after it was revealed that the money had been used to establish an advocacy group that played down the link between soft drinks and obesity

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The development is significant because it indicates that cell therapies, which represent an exciting new front in the battle against cancer, might not have to be customized for each patient, saving time and money

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Linnea Olson, an artist and shop owner in Lowell, Mass., knew the experimental drug she was given might save her life. She also knew it might kill her

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