Positive Early Results for Pro-Vaccination Law in California

Early reports from California’s Department of Health indicate that new legislation for the compulsory vaccination of kindergartners has already made a positive impact on immunization without the law even going into effect. Bill SB...

Robotic System could Reduce the Cost of Drug Discovery

Developing a new drug is expensive and time-consuming. One major challenge is the sheer number of experiments needed to prove a drug is safe. Literally thousands of experiments with each potential treatment represents a...

Possible Personalized Cancer Vaccine in Development

Professor Vincenzo Cerullo from the University of Helsinki has made a breakthrough in cancer therapy which could revolutionize treatment. Cerullo discovered a way to direct the immune system to attack cancer cells, much in...

Fighting Drug Resistance with Alternative Therapies

The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to the speedy development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The ensuing threat to health is so grave that the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts a global health crisis and...

What is an Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to assist in research involving the use of human subjects. IRBs exist to review and approve any potential research before it moves on to an...