Alzheimer’s Research U.K., the country’s leading dementia research charity, will fund a new drug discovery institute to address a gap in treatments it says the pharmaceutical industry has failed to fill.
When Jennifer McCrea -- perhaps the best-connected fundraiser in Manhattan -- meets a billionaire to ask for money, she almost never schleps to his office, instead choosing neutral ground at a local coffee shop.
Most common tumors are driven by just two to six DNA mutations, according to a genetic analysis of 3000 tumor samples that brings scientists closer to devising a comprehensive list of all the key mutations that cause cancer or contribute to its progression.
Antibiotics added to nutritional therapy helped aid recovery and prevent deaths among severely malnourished children, findings that suggest routine use of the drugs should be considered in kids who suffer from acute hunger.
In the end, billionaire Steven Cohen, one of the most successful hedge-fund managers of his generation, could end up getting banned from the business he dominated for an error of omission, not commission.