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NIH director: Emerging biomedical research ‘breathtaking’

September 19, 2014

NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, spoke to the audience at TEDMED 2014 about the advances in biomedical research on the horizon.

“I have this amazing opportunity to look over this whole landscape of biomedical research and see what is emerging, and it is breathtaking — things that I never dreamed would happen in my lifespan,” Collins said.

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NIH director: Emerging biomedical research ‘breathtaking’

September 19, 2014
NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, spoke to the audience at TEDMED 2014 about the advances in biomedical research on the horizon.“I have…
FDA News Perspective

FDA committees near-unanimous on need to investigate testosterone therapies

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COLLEGE PARK, MD — Two FDA advisory committees voted 20-1 in favor of revising the current indication for testosterone replacement therapies…

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