Archive for April, 2011

Click here to view interactive graphic. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or becomes blocked by blood clot. Vital tissues that are fed via blood vessels are starved, causing the patient to lose cognitive and motor function. A new method — known as the Penumbra System of Continuous Aspiration Thrombectomy […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Bringing a drug to market entails expensive and time-consuming clinical trials and rigorous drug testing, a function that used to be the domain of either the drug manufacturers’ in-house units or academic research institutions. To cut costs, some drug companies have turned to contract research organizations, or CROs, which […]