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On May 11, Shire (NASDAQ: SHPGY) CEO Angus Russell told a panel of journalists at the Reuters Health Summit in New York that the British drug giant is interested in pursuing gene therapy and stem cells. Those are two areas of science that have yet to prove they can produce effective, innovative new therapies. Still, over [...]
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...
Clinical Approvals Clinical Trials Drug Approvals Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Generics Drugs Prescription Drugs In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are dis...
Gene therapy is the use of DNA as a pharmaceutical agent to treat disease. It derives its name from the idea that DNA can be used to supplement or alter genes within an individual's cells as a therapy to treat disease. The most common form of gene th...