Life Science

Molecular Medicine (1 of 3)

I had the good fortune to attend (thanks to FI Center) the “Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference” in San Francisco last week. The attendees were researchers, executives of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, a few scientists from NCI or NIH, and me—as far as I can tell, the single NGO nonprofit person. (That’s not to say all the companies present are turning a ...

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Cancer development as evolution

A few months ago Scientific American published an article about new theories of cancer. In the article the authors mentioned that the development of cancer looks more and more like the evolutionary processes that have shaped organisms in the world around us for eons. I came across a more detailed paper along that line recently. “Dynamics of Cancer Progression” was ...

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Accelerating Advances into Medical Practice

From the Institute for Alternative Futures: While the future promises major advances in healthcare, they will be slow to move into medical practice unless the U.S. confronts access and other larger problems in its healthcare delivery system, according to IAF President Clem Bezold in a March 3 keynote speech to private funders of healthcare research. The time lag in moving ...

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Why We're Losing The War On Cancer

You can’t miss it; the Fortune Magazine appearing on newsstands splashes the assertion that we’re losing the “war on cancer” all over its cover. For anyone interested in the conquest of cancer it’s probably worth reading. (You need a subscription to access the article online, so buy it on newsstands or send me an e-mail for a copy.) The author, ...

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