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Racing to Develop a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine with Unprecedented Partnership

Racing to Develop a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine with Unprecedented Partnership

Racing to Develop a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine...

The current global scale of the COVID-19 pandemic requires nothing short of a fast-moving and nimble international effort to thwart it. ...

Riding the Wave to Non-Invasive NASH Diagnosis

Riding the Wave to Non-Invasive NASH Diagnosis

Riding the Wave to Non-Invasive NASH Diagnosis

As early as ancient Greece, doctors used a method called palpation to diagnose illness, pressing their hands on a patient’s abdomen to assess the firmness of diseased tissues and organs. ...

Solving the Matchmaking Problem in Precision Medicine Cancer Studies

Solving the Matchmaking Problem in Precision Medicine Cancer Studies

Solving the Matchmaking Problem in Precision...

With the rise of precision medicine, scientists are hopeful that more cancer patients can receive treatments tailored to their specific tumor mutations. But with these advances, a matchmaking problem has also emerged: It can be very challenging to recruit enough patients with specific tumor...

Seeking to Improve Quality of Life for Children with Dwarfism

Seeking to Improve Quality of Life for Children with Dwarfism

Seeking to Improve Quality of Life for Children...

For children with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, scientists are exploring new ways to restore bone growth and potentially address some of the major health complications with the condition, such as spinal problems, swelling in the brain, frequent ear infections and sleep apnea. ...

Mending Broken Walls: 5 Insights About Gut Health Helping IBD Patients

Mending Broken Walls: 5 Insights About Gut Health Helping IBD Patients

Mending Broken Walls: 5 Insights About Gut...

Our skin is the most visible barrier that separates our bodies from the outside world. But deep inside the body, we have another critical wall, the gut epithelial barrier, which helps to block pathogens and toxins, while selectively allowing nutrients and water to be absorbed.  ...

Meet the New Digital Assistants Transforming Patient Medical Information

Meet the New Digital Assistants Transforming Patient Medical Information

Meet the New Digital Assistants Transforming...

Pfizer’s trio of recently launched digital assistants, Medibot in the US, Fabi in Brazil and Maibo in Japan, make it easier for patients and healthcare providers to access medical information. ...

Taking a New Tack for Next-Generation IBD Treatments

Taking a New Tack for Next-Generation IBD Treatments

Taking a New Tack for Next-Generation IBD...

When biologics to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were first released over two decades ago, they greatly improved quality of life for many patients. But these first-generation therapies have their shortcomings. Fewer than half of patients treated with these inflammation-blocking drugs will...

Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives

Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives

Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives

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The Table of Everything: A Scientist’s Quest to Make Human Genetic Data More User-Friendly

The Table of Everything: A Scientist’s Quest to Make Human Genetic Data More User-Friendly

The Table of Everything: A Scientist’s Quest to...

Since the human genome was first sequenced in 2003, scientists have collected a wealth of genetic information that could potentially be used to help create new medicines. Remarkably, as sequencing technology gets faster and cheaper, the amount of human genetic data now doubles every seven months....

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