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MIT News reported June 18 that Feng Zhang, a core institute member of the Broad Institute, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating pioneering uses in eukaryotic cells.
 
Opioids linked with deaths other than overdoses, study says
Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers -- the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
 
Samsung in biosimilar drugs race to market
As Samsung Bioepis raced to be first to market with a copy of Enbrel, a blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, countdown clocks reminded workers -- heading for lunch, meetings or even the washroom -- of the days to the first mass production run.
 
Denmark will next year declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from the parliament health committee decided on Tuesday.
 
For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
 
New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs.
 
Tribeca festival pulls anti-vaccination film
Robert De Niro is removing the anti-vaccination documentary "Vaxxed" from the lineup of his Tribeca Film Festival, after initially defending its inclusion.
 
Strongest warnings for most prescribed painkillers
U.S. federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet.
 
Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely used prescription painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to reverse an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet.
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new commissioner is pledging to fully back efforts to develop harder-to-abuse painkillers, part of a sweeping government effort to reduce deadly overdoses tied to prescription pain medications.
 
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