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The AIDS Institute Recognizes World Hepatitis Day – Hepatitis Can Be Eliminated as a Public Health Threat


The AIDS Institute is proud to support the World Health Organization’s World Hepatitis Day, and its goal of eliminating hepatitis globally. World Hepatitis Day, created in 2010, is one of only four WHO-official disease-specific world health days celebrated each year. Millions of people across the globe are taking part in activities today, July 28th, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, to call for better access to treatment and prevention programs, and to advocate for further Read More >

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ITIF Reports on Economic and Innovative Opportunities from Brain R&D

Biotechnology is healing the world and saving lives on a daily basis by curing and preventing an array of diseases. Yet, when it comes to mental and neurological illnesses, there still remain a great many mysteries waiting to be solved. According to Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) report, A Trillion-Dollar Opportunity: How Brain Research Can Drive Health and Prosperity, 50 million American adults suffer each year from neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, and other brain Read More >

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Dolly’s Clones Turn 9 Years Old and Are “Perfectly Healthy”

The Washington Post ran an article July 26 by reporter Rachel Feltman on the offspring of the famous “Dolly the Sheep,” the world’s first animal clone.  Dolly’s legacy and her four cloned offspring are helping researchers better understand the science of animal cloning and how it could lead to breakthroughs in the human health arena: When Dolly the sheep was born 20 years ago, the University of Edinburgh’s famous girl was the first mammal created Read More >

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Not a Factory Farmer, a Family Farmer


Farming is no simple affair and Lawson Mozley wants you to see the personal dedication and sound science behind it. In a new post on the GMO Answers page, Mozley, a sixth generation farmer, addresses the idea that the use of agricultural technology and GM crops somehow overshadows farmers’ dedication. In fact, such technology is what keeps the farm viable for the next generations: First, let me tell you about myself and my family’s Read More >

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PhRMA & BIO release joint principles on communications with health care professionals and payers


We are in an era of data-driven medicine. Patients, caregivers, health care professionals and insurers want more information about the safety, effectiveness and value of treatments. And rightly so. But federal regulations governing information-sharing about medicines have not kept up with this new reality. As the wealth of available information about medicines continues to evolve, we must define new and clearer regulatory standards to allow biopharmaceutical companies to communicate about the safe and effective use Read More >

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