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100 years of insulin: from discovery to delivery

100 years of insulin: from discovery to delivery

The long history of insulin discovery and its development for treating diabetes is marked with determination and serendipity, collaboration and controversy.
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Ivermectin is a wonder drug, but not a cure-all

Ivermectin is a wonder drug, but not a cure-all

Before its COVID-19 era hype, ivermectin was already a wonder drug for parasitic infections. Its renewed interest underscores the need for effective COVID-19 treatments and communication on proper research study design and analysis.
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Tracking autism from birth to diagnosis with the microbiome

Tracking autism from birth to diagnosis with the microbiome

From genetics to the microbiome, multiple factors contribute to autism. In a new longitudinal study, Alessio Fasano and his team hope to identify the signs leading to an autism diagnosis.
Pharmacogenetics informs disease risk, risk of drug toxicity, and potential drug efficacy.

Genetic variation in metabolic genes affects drug responses

Genetic variation in metabolic genes affects drug responses

People metabolize drugs differently, changing the effectiveness and toxicity of drugs between individuals. Genetic testing to identify mutations in metabolic genes that may affect how someone processes a drug is an important step towards precision medicine that is becoming more common in the clinic.
Kerecis’ cod skin graft brings relief to patients suffering from chronic wounds.

Fish skin heals the toughest wounds

Fish skin heals the toughest wounds

Researchers from Iceland to Brazil investigate the healing powers of fish skin, providing a low-cost and improved solution for treating wounds.
Disabled boy in wheelchair holding mother's hand on path

CRISPR-based muscular dystrophy therapy

CRISPR-based muscular dystrophy therapy

An engineer turned biology researcher co-founded a bio-pharma start-up with the goal of using CRISPR to reverse the mutation causing the degenerative muscle disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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