Senescent Cell Clearance Therapies Could Have a Transformative Effect on Medicine

  In a recent post in Signals, the blog hosted by the Canadian Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, I outline recent developments in the race to develop senescent cell clearance therapies. The idea of developing biomedical technologies that can repair the underlying cellul... The post Senescent Cell Clearance Therapies Could Have a Transformative Effect on Medicine appeared first on Funded Science.

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The Moral Dilemma of Orphan Drug Prices

  Prescription drug prices are growing faster than ever, nowhere more so than in the market for orphan drugs, which are developed specifically to treat rare diseases. These medicines often cost more than $300,000 per patient per year, and a new generation of potentially curative gene therapies,... The post The Moral Dilemma of Orphan Drug Prices appeared first on Funded Science.

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The Moral Dilemma of Orphan Drug Prices

  Prescription drug prices are growing faster than ever, nowhere more so than in the market for orphan drugs, which are developed specifically to treat rare diseases. These medicines often cost more than $300,000 per patient per year, and a new generation of potentially curative gene therapies,... The post The Moral Dilemma of Orphan Drug Prices appeared first on Funded Science.

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Funded Science Roundup #3: Investing in Biotech

Investing in Biotech Trends Show Crowdfunding To Surpass VC In 2016 – Crowdfunding industry estimated to grow to $34 billion in 2015, as compared to an average of $30 billion per year in venture capital investment and an average of $20 billion annually in angel investment. 2015 estimate for eq... The post Funded Science Roundup #3: Investing in Biotech appeared first on Funded Science.

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The Patient Empowerment Trifecta: Personalized Medicine, Digital Health, and Crowdfunding

  The first summit organized by British Columbia’s Personalized Medicine Initiative took place last week, and I was blown away by the level of energy and excitement in the room. There were a number of really interesting talks, including Leroy Hood on the 100K Wellness Project, Julio Monta... The post The Patient Empowerment Trifecta: Personalized Medicine, Digital Health, and Crowdfunding appeared first on Funded Science.

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List of Key Science Crowdfunding Statistics

  How much money can you raise using science crowdfunding? What should your goal be? How many donors will you need? If you’re thinking about running a science crowdfunding campaign, these are some of the questions that you need to answer before deciding on whether it’s a good idea t... The post List of Key Science Crowdfunding Statistics appeared first on Funded Science.

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CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource

  Have you been looking for open crowdfunding data? Well, today’s your lucky day! UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute has put together an amazing crowdfunding data resource on its CrowdBerkeley portal. The MySQL database, which can be queried directly from this page, is open to all, and in... The post CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource appeared first on Funded Science.

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Funded Science Q&A – Nick MacKinnon on eTreatMD’s mobile health app

  Nick MacKinnon is a founder and CEO of eTreatMD, a Vancouver-based mobile health startup. The company is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support FDA and Health Canada approval of its first product: the eTreatMD myHand app. myHand is a mobile health app that lets arth... The post Funded Science Q&A – Nick MacKinnon on eTreatMD’s mobile health app appeared first on Funded Science.

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3 Direct Benefits of Using Social Media for Scientists

In my latest post on Signals, “How Online Outreach Adds Value to Scientific Research“, I start by tackling the question of why more than 50% of scientists don’t engage in online outreach at all. I then outline the benefits of using social media for scientists, focusing in particula... The post 3 Direct Benefits of Using Social Media for Scientists appeared first on Funded Science.

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Funded Science Q&A – Matthias Piesche on Crowdfunding Cancer Research

  This post presents an interview with Dr. Matthias Piesche, a Denmark-based biomedical scientist who is currently crowdfunding a cancer research project that could lead to new immunotherapies for melanoma and other types of cancer. Oncology is one of the hottest areas for science crowdfunding,... The post Funded Science Q&A – Matthias Piesche on Crowdfunding Cancer Research appeared first on Funded Science.

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