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California Insulin

About 8 million Americans with diabetes take insulin, a peptide hormone, to regulate their blood sugar. Those without health insurance, or who have high-deductible plans, often spend hundreds of dollars a month on this life-saving medication, and one 2019 study found...

BioRad-Explorer: Tools for Science Education

BioRad Laboratories is celebrating 25 years of BioRad Explorer. The Bio-Rad Explorer program has collaborated with educators, researchers, and industry to bring innovative educational kits and state-of-the-art equipment and reagents into classrooms around the world....

Do Cancer Cells Sleep at Night?

The circadian rhythm influences bodily functions in health and disease. The study of biological cycles driven by environmental and genetic factors is an emerging field and some circadian aspects of metabolism have received considerable attention by the public (looking...

Biosimilars

Biologics, especially antibodies, are important cancer therapeutics that have significantly improved outcomes for a number of solid tumors. However, biologics are considerably more costly than small-molecule drugs; in part because they are more complex to manufacture,...

Metformin Linked to Birth Defects

Metformin is, under brand name Glucophage, a well-established drug to treat type 2 diabetes.  Oncology also has an interest in metformin as observational studies suggest a survival benefit for people with hormone dependent cancers, including ovarian, breast and...