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USA Today reports that scientists are now "on the hunt" for a new breast cancer vaccine. The search began due to the development of vaccines for other types of cancer, such as cervical cancer, which scientists realized are often connected to a specific virus or bacteria. Only after a specific target is...
Larry Smarr, Founding Director, CALIT2, examines the 90% of cells in the body that aren't human, most of which reside in the large intestine. A recent study used metagenomic sequencing of DNA from stool samples to identify the myriad species of microbes in the gut. He advises doctors to view gut microbes not...
Why try to develop new drugs and therapies when we can repurpose old ones? Atul J. Butte, MD, PhD, Chief of Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine relays what happened when a cardiac drug showed unexpected sexual side effects. He explains that Contract Research Organizations (CROs) can...