Medical economics

Female doctors less likely to be promoted to upper faculty ranks

(HealthDay)—Women physicians in academic medical centers are less likely than men to be promoted to upper faculty ranks, according to a study published in the Nov. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

CRISPR/Cas9 technology to inactivate cancer mutations

As for many other biomedical and biotechnology disciplines, the genome scissor "CRISPR/Cas9" also opens up completely new possibilities for cancer research. Scientists of the National Center for Tumor Disease (NCT), the German ...

Other

Gender leadership bias in academic medicine

Although women are gradually joining the leadership ranks of U.S. academic medical centers, a gap remains. Just 16 percent of deans and 15 percent of department chairs are women, according to a 2014 report by Association ...

HIV & AIDS

Recombinase Brec1 trend-setting for future HIV therapy

Researchers at the Medical Faculty of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and the Heinrich Pette Institute (HPI), Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology succeeded in developing a designer recombinase (Brec1) that ...

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