Jessica Murphy

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US approvals of new medicines reaches new high

Approvals also rise in Europe as pharmaceutical firms bring more innovative therapies, medicines and prescription drugs to market<p>US medicine approvals in 2014 hit their highest level for 18 years and recommendations in Europe also came at a rapid rate, driven by expensive new treatments for cancer …

Replacing Glucose Tests With An Always-On Sensor–Hidden In Your Contacts

One day, contact lens-based glucose readers could do away with this inconvenience. The lens would monitor tears for sugars and interact with a …

Medical Technology

FDA approves a new artificial sweetener

Say hello to advantame, aspartame's intensely sweet cousin, which got the nod to enter the U.S. food market on Wednesday from the Food and Drug Administration. Advantame -- which does not yet having a catchy marketing name -- is the sixth artificial sweetener on the U.S. market to receive the FDA's …

Brains of simple sea animals could help cure neural disorders

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida scientist studying simple sea animals called comb jellies has found the road map to a new form of brain development that could lead to treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.<p>A comb jelly is pictured in this undated handout …

What Does It Take To Make Meat From Stem Cells?

More than you might realize<p>Made with some breadcrumbs, egg, and 20,000 lab-grown cow muscle cells, the world's first lab-grown burger made its debut last year. It was a proof of concept, evidence that you can make meat in lab. The technology is too difficult and expensive to show up grocery stores …

Stem Cells

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

Startups

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management

Blood pressure drugs may help Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Patients who took a certain type of blood pressure medication got measurable relief from worsening Alzheimer’s symptoms, too, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>It’s the latest in a series of studies on the effects of various blood pressure drugs on the fatal and incurable brain disease, which is …