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The cholesterol-lowering drug brought over $100 billion for Pfizer. Now it must share the shelves with generic versions, a $95 billion loss for big drug companies.
November 30, 2011, 4:30 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Like the Travelocity of healthcare, a San Francisco startup lets patients comparison shop.
November 29, 2011, 1:38 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Fluorescence of ovarian cancer cells were observed in less than 90 seconds. The new spray would help surgeons remove residual tumors that may have spread throughout the body.
November 24, 2011, 7:20 PM PST | By Janet Fang
These extended-release therapeutic lenses were 94 times more effective than periodically dosing your eye with medicated drops, a new rabbit study shows.
November 22, 2011, 12:43 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Place on the brain, this new ultrathin, high-density array of electrodes records activity at a resolution that’s nearly 50 times greater than previously possible.
November 20, 2011, 9:18 PM PST | By Janet Fang
A NASA-sponsored study found that 6-month-long spaceflights were causing a spectrum of eye abnormalities. Superfocus adjustable glasses allows astronauts (and aging earth-dwellers) to set the focus.
November 17, 2011, 3:52 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Unsafe injections expose millions of people to blood-borne viruses. To cut down on cross-infection between people, the disposable K1 syringe has a built-in auto-disable mechanism.
November 16, 2011, 9:00 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Researchers have come up with a new drug that targets fat tissue by destroying its blood supply. Monkeys have lost 38% of their body fat and are at lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
November 15, 2011, 11:47 AM PST | By Janet Fang
No logos, no glossy paper, no color variations. The government’s “revolutionary” move allows only a solid brown background that’s mostly covered by images of disease and...
November 14, 2011, 12:50 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Using digital models based on cheap, noninvasive CT scans, doctors can peer inside their patients’ hearts to see what they’ll look like in the future. No surgeries!
November 11, 2011, 11:22 AM PST | By Janet Fang