Harvard’s William Kaelin wins Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

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Kaelin: Uh, I hope you’re all having a nice day, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say, it’s not as nice as the day I’m having. Crowd: Cheers! What my co-awardees and I identified was a molecular pathway that allows cells to sense oxygen and depending how much oxygen they are […]


A Deadly Mistake That Led to Safer Medicine | Elixir Sulfanilamide
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A Deadly Mistake That Led to Safer Medicine | Elixir Sulfanilamide

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

The history of medicine is full of some huge triumphs, but also some pretty terrible mistakes. Like how, in the 1930s, a company out to make a quick buck took a safe, effective drug and managed to make it a killer. But surrounding that tragedy are some pretty fascinating stories: how a dye became a […]