The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has innovated in response to the pandemic, providing not only vaccines but also therapies to treat people with COVID-19. But an outdated law designed to spur development of lifesaving drugs risks making new treatments—for COVID-19 as well as other diseases—unaffordable for many Americans. Many pharmaceutical companies rely on the Orphan Drug Act, which President Ronald Reagan […]

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Three-dimensionally reconstituted organoids that are just like human organs

Organoids are organ-like tissues derived from stem cells that are grown in labs, often referred to as miniature organs. Because they can imitate the structure and function of human organs, they are considered a next-generation technology for creating artificial organs or developing new drugs. Recently, a research team in Korea introduced a new concept of mini-organs called assembloids that surpass […]

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Age not just a number: Causes of joint stiffness differ between older and younger adults

Our lives and our bodies are dynamic. The physical state of someone in their twenties is probably vastly different from that of someone in their fifties. Naturally, healthcare should also be oriented differently to different age groups. Older people are more likely to fall and hurt themselves because their joints are less flexible than younger people. To minimize these risks […]

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This 34-Year-Old Mother of 5 Is Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia—And She Was Just Hospitalized With COVID-19

View this post on Instagram (Hard post) Prayer the greatest wireless connection…LOVE is the greatest medicine♥️ Asking for prayers more than ever right now and Love…my medical team is always concerned for me and ran some tests….my tests came back and I tested positive for Covid😭 Covid + Cancer. My Drs said with being neutropenic it’s inevitable… Please I ask […]

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