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Every Virus a Person Has Ever Been Exposed to Can be Detected in a Drop of Blood

A team of scientists has developed a new blood test that simultaneously detects the presence of circulating antibodies to more than 1000 strains of 206 known human viruses.  In essence, the test profiles an individual’s lifetime history of viral infections. Published in Science, the … Continue reading

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Dwarfed by Big Pharma, Biotech by the numbers

From Bruce Booth’s blog, three charts that illustrate the extent to which large pharma companies dwarf small biotechs.  In total, small biotech firms only spend an estimated $6 billion a year on research and development, approximately equal to Pfizer’s annual R&D budget. From … Continue reading

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