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The impact of modern medicine on the human condition can’t be underestimated. From antibiotics to vaccines, medicine has changed the way our bodies work, answered deadly questions, and promised faster cures. But it’s not simple. Drug development is rife with tension. It costs a lot of money, and tak… read more

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Episode #21 - This one number can make or break careers and companies

March 30th, 2017


If we told you that a century-old statistical test still rules scientific careers and costs (or makes) companies millions of dollars, wouldn't you …

Episode #20 - The death of a child and a golden ticket for drug makers

January 18th, 2017


How did every parent's worst nightmare — the death of their child — spur the creation of an incentive system to turn making drugs for childhood cancer from a high-risk, low-reward gamble to a bet a company might make?

Episode #19 - From poop transplants to the politics of pills — a year in Signal

December 9th, 2016


The Signal podcast is now one year old. And in our first year, we've been able to cover so much truly fascinating science. It's also clear to us how …

Episode #18 - Election Day Special: How our next president could affect drug prices

November 8th, 2016


Today, as Americans head to the polls — and wait for the returns to start coming in — we’re going to take a look back to what history can tell us …

Episode #17 - Will a new gene editing technology turn out to be Pandora's box in a bottle?

October 24th, 2016


What if you could stop mosquito-borne diseases before you ever needed to make medicines to treat them? And what if the seeds of destruction for …

Episode #16 - How drug companies use monopoly shenanigans to make big profits

September 28th, 2016


We take a deep dive into some of the nefariously creative tricks drug companies use to maintain monopolies and handle competition.
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