Impacts of Innovation
In recent years, maternal immunization has been steadily gaining acceptance as a means to pass infection-fighting antibodies to newborns. Current research shows that vaccines are safe for pregnant women.
Derek Buhl, Principal Scientist and project leader developing Central Nervous System drugs, began his career working with autistic children, even learning sign language to communicate with an autistic boy who was also deaf.
Willem Einthoven found the beat and built a machine that could measure the electrical current a heart creates. It weighed 600 pounds. An electrocardiogram — called informally an ECG or EKG — measures the small electric waves that a human heart creates. It’s been doing it for more than a century....
Morris Birnbaum and his group are responsible for discovering the molecules and pathways that a new drug should target, as well as the clinical trials that give the first signs of evidence that a potential medicine works in the way it’s intended to.
Some people are naturally missing the working copy of a gene, the result of which can range from no effect at all to, occasionally, profound effects, such as very low cholesterol or congenital insensitivity to pain. Such significant, unusual medical characteristics are commonly referred to as ...
Medical researchers turn to crowdsourcing in the coding community to crack DNA data challenges.
David Gray, a Senior Director in Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit at Kendall Square, Cambridge, and expert in medicinal chemistry, is leading a team developing a potential first-in-class Parkinson’s disease treatment.