Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA

Jun 3, 2016

Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA

Scientists proposed a long-term project Thursday that involves creating DNA blueprints for making human beings, a prospect some observers find troubling. The researchers said they have no intention of using these genomes — huge collections of genetic material — to make people. Instead, they ...

U.S. to establish lab network for combating 'superbugs'

Jun 1, 2016

U.S. to establish lab network for combating 'superbugs'

U.S. authorities said Tuesday they are establishing a network of labs that can respond quickly to antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” following America’s first human case of a dangerous strain of E. coli. The announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as authorities ...

May 28, 2016

Japanese panel OKs pig-to-human transplantation

A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry council on Friday approved a proposal to lift a ban on transplanting cells and organs from pigs to humans. Making the proposal to the subgroup, a ministry study team called for a revision to transplantation guidelines because ...

May 27, 2016

U.S. FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. ...

May 18, 2016

U.S. study finds 45% of heart attacks are silent type

Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It’s one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them ...

May 6, 2016

Daiichi Sankyo awarded damages over cover-up at Indian ex-subsidiary

Daiichi Sankyo Co. said Friday that an international arbitration court has ordered former shareholders of an Indian firm it acquired in 2008 to pay the drugmaker around ¥56.2 billion ($524 million) for concealing critical information. Daiichi Sankyo sold its stake in Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. ...