The debate over creating a centralized European medical device approval agency is still going strong. In large part, fueled by reactions to the PiP breast implant tragedy, many legislative groups are calling for a centralized standard throughout Europe controlled by one agency.
An agreement has been reached where Pfizer will be paying $491m (£320m) to settle a probe into illegal marketing of the drug, Rapamune by Wyeth, a company that was procured by Pfizer in 2009.
Cells from the main site of a tumour can circulate around the body via the bloodstream, causing the disease to spread.
Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK has been the setting for research into the methods used to diagnose lung ailments in children. The study has revealed that healthy children of different ethnicities have different lung capacities.
How many of us actually read those little pieces of paper that accompany prescribed or over-the-counter medicine that people take every day. We rely on the fact that because the medication has been prescribed by a medical practitioner or pharmacist it should be safe and appropriate for a specific diagnosis.
By relocating the nucleus of a mature cell into an egg, scientists have for the very first time, developed human embryonic stem cells. According to stem cell biologist, George Daly at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard University, it is a huge landmark achievement.
A catalytic trigger has been identified by researchers as a factor in the origin of Alzheimer’s disease. This occurs when the basic make-up of a protein molecule alters, causing a chain reaction and resulting in the demise of neurons in the brain.