Was the FDA Right to Declare Avastin Ineffective for Breast Cancer?

The Food and Drug Administration declared this morning that the blockbuster pharmaceutical Avastin — one of the world's best-selling cancer drugs — should no longer be prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer, claiming that the drug has proven to be neither safe nor effective in treating the disease. But is it… » 11/18/11 10:23am 11/18/11 10:23am

Scientists Grow "Ball of Human Blood Vessels" in Mice

It's the next step on the path to robust tissue engineering and synthetic meat. Researchers today announced that they'd used special progenitor cells to grow human blood vessels inside mice. The vessels grew after scientists injected the cells into the mice, forming a "ball" of self-assembled veins that connected to… » 7/18/08 4:26pm 7/18/08 4:26pm