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Biomedical Research and Policy Reporter — Nature Magazine

Biomedical research and policy reporter at @NatureNews covering brains, bugs, and @NIH. Recovering molecular biologist, nature lover, music snob. Opinions mine.

Antibody Drugs for Alzheimer's Show Glimmers of Promise

nature.com — Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty After years of disappointment, clinical-trial results released on 22 July suggest that antibody treatments may produce small improvements in people with Alzheimer's disease. The drugs - Eli Lilly's solanezumab and Biogen's aducanumab - target the amyloid-β protein that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.

Antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s show glimmers of promise

nature.com — Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty After years of disappointment, clinical-trial results released on 22 July suggest that antibody treatments may produce small improvements in people with Alzheimer's disease. The drugs - Eli Lilly's solanezumab and Biogen's aducanumab - target the amyloid-β protein that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.
Jul 22, 2015

Antibodies targeting Alzheimer's have failed in clinical trials - until now. @sara_reardon explains it all: bit.ly/1Vu7FU6

Jul 23, 2015

New antibody-based drug treatment results for Alzheimer's finally show some positive effects, after years of failure: nature.com/news/antibody-…

US tailored-medicine project aims for ethnic balance

nature.com — David Edwards/Natl Geogr./Getty The clock is ticking for experts charged with designing a US government programme to collect genetic, physiol-ogical and other health data from one million volunteers over the next two decades.
Jul 21, 2015

US gov Precision Medicine Init. is trying to fill racial& socioeconomic gaps left by prior efforts - will it succeed? bit.ly/1MmmBAC

‘Organs-on-chips’ go mainstream

nature.com — Emulate Researchers who are developing miniature models of human organs on plastic chips have touted the nascent technology as a way to replace animal models. Although that goal is still far off, it is starting to come into focus as large pharmaceutical companies begin using these in vitro systems in drug development.

US vaccine researcher sentenced to prison for fraud

nature.com — Charlie Neibergall/AP/PA Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials.
Jul 01, 2015

Scientist sentenced to 57 months in prison, fined $7.2M for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials nature.com/news/us-vaccin…

Jul 01, 2015

Researcher gets 57mo in prison for fabrication, probably harshest ever. The subjectivity of prosecution @NatureNews. nature.com/news/us-vaccin…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @Sara_Reardon: Researcher gets 57mo in prison for fabrication, probably harshest ever. The subjectivity of prosecution @NatureNews. nature.com/news/us-vaccin…

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U.S. Congress Moves to Block Human-Embryo Editing

nature.com — The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the agency from spending money to evaluate research or clinical applications for such products.

US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing

nature.com — The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to have heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the agency from spending money to evaluate research or clinical applications for such products.
Jun 25, 2015

House FDA spending bill would prevent agency from evaluating editing of human embryos: bit.ly/1BPBE28

Jun 25, 2015

RT @lmorello_dc: House FDA spending bill would prevent agency from evaluating editing of human embryos: bit.ly/1BPBE28

Jun 25, 2015

House FDA spending bill would also set up panel w/religious experts to review Institute of Medicine report to FDA: bit.ly/1BPBE28

Jun 25, 2015

Excloo @NatureNews: Congress tries to ban FDA review of #CRISPR embryos & orders religious exprts to review IOM study nature.com/news/us-congre…

Jun 25, 2015

Oh God... MT @Sara_Reardon @NatureNews: Congress tries to ban FDA review #CRISPR embryos, orders religious review IOM nature.com/news/us-congre…

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Captive U.S. Chimps Now Have Endangered Species Protection

scientificamerican.com — New designation provides legal rights and prohibits most research on captive animals Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is categorizing captive chimpanzees as an endangered species subject to legal protections.

Immunization Could Halt Post-Traumatic Stress

nature.com — Chris Hondros/Getty Tweaking the immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research in rodents suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress. Researchers have known for some time that depression and immune-system health are linked and can affect each other.

Captive US Chimps Now Have Endangered Species Protection

scientificamerican.com — New designation provides legal rights and prohibits most research on captive animals Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is categorizing captive chimpanzees as an endangered species subject to legal protections.
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