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It took nearly two decades, but a little known research project at Massachusetts General Hospital is shaping up as a potentially powerful weapon in the fight against ovarian cancer. The results from a 15-year study conducted by the University College London appear to be the most-promising signs yet that a locally developed technology can catch…

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A profile of Charles Serhan, PhD, DSc, a mastermind behind the inflammation pro-resolving therapies known as resolvins and the specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM). Charles Serhan, PhD, DSc, a mastermind behind the inflammation pro-resolving therapies known as resolvins and the specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM), is no stranger to the celebrity side of science. Coming of age…

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Highlighting the Austens, a family whose innovations have revolutionized medical care and clinical research since the 1950s. For a fortunate few, vision isn't just one of the five senses. It's the predominant sense; it's a way of life. Vision is imagining a solution, already attained: What does it look like? How does it work? Where…

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Earlier this year the FDA approved two new breakthrough therapies for hemophilia patients — Alprolix and Eloctate. Two landmark therapies for hemophilia won FDA approval earlier this year, capping off one of Mass General Brigham's top innovator's 22-year journey of a failed laboratory experiment to dazzling success. Earlier this year the FDA approved two new…

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A look into the future of Daktari Diagnostics and their handheld CD4 cell counter. Daktari Diagnostics' slogan says it all: “Today There is No Place Out of Reach.” When it officially launches in the first quarter of 2014, Daktari's handheld CD4 cell counter will enable millions of people in developing nations living with HIV to…

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