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Vote for the Buzz of BIO at BIF 2015


Voting is now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. One winner will be chosen from each of two categories: “Early Stage Entrepreneurs” and “Late Stage Leaders”. You can vote once per day in each category from now until Friday, August 28 at 5 p.m. Read More >

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Politico: Carter’s Cancer Care Reflects Improved Drug Treatments

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This week, Politico’s Jason Millman highlights the treatment and care that Jimmy Carter is receiving for the melanoma that doctors found in his brain this month. The care he is receiving reflects improved drug treatments through a new class of breakthrough drugs that is changing the nature of how doctors and patients approach cancer care. Millman raises the issue of end of life care, a debate that he asserts ‘too often ignores patients’ wishes and brings Read More >

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GMO Answers Celebrates #NationalHoneybeeDay

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In recognition of the crucial role that honey bees play in pollinating agricultural crops, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack officially declared in August, 2009 that August 22 would become National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Honey Bee Awareness Day was started by beekeepers in the United States to build community awareness of the bee industry. Bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value and is an essential component of the production of more Read More >

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Academics Weigh In on Journal Article: “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health”

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An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine by biotech critics Philip Landrigan and Charles Benbrook condemns the use of GMO crops and herbicides.  Ultimately, the authors offer a pair of personal recommendations calling for the EPA to delay its permit for Enlist Duo, a new combination herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D; and urging for the mandatory labeling of GM foods. Push back on the article and Landrigan’s and Benbrook’s recommendations has been Read More >

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Congress Blog: Medical Advances Keep Me Running

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This week, 74-year-old multiple myeloma patient Don Wright shares his story on how cancer drugs have allowed him to not only keep his cancer in check, but enabled him to be well enough and free enough to run marathons around the country. For 12 years, Wright has been battling a cancer called multiple myeloma, a rare cancer in the bone marrow that used to have a life expectancy of just three years. Medical advances changed that. Read More >

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