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Reuters reports that “MannKind Corp‘s shares doubled on Wednesday, after an advisory committee to the U.S. health regulator recommended approval of the drug developer’s inhaled insulin treatment.” The drug, Afrezza, received a 13-1 vote to recommend its approval for patients with type...
BBC News reports on an investigation into the research of stem cell scientist, Dr. Haruko Obokata, on the basis of “irregularities in data and images used in Dr. Obokata’s scientific papers published in Nature.” Dr. Obokata claimed to have been able to produce stem cells using an acid bath...
An article in The New York Times reports that” The death of a  mentally veteran in an overheated cell at Rikers Island exposed fundamental flaws in New York’s mental health system, members of the City Council said on Thursday.” While council members “expressed frustration with the...