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What It’s Like to Live With a Giant Brain Cyst

What It’s Like to Live With a Giant Brain Cyst

In June 2017, Michigan doctor Jennifer De Longpre published a report in the New England Journal of Medicine detailing a highly peculiar case she had come across: a 27-year-old man with a brain cyst so big that it took up half of his skull and had started to cause neurological…

FDA Will Fast-Track Decision on an Experimental and Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

FDA Will Fast-Track Decision on an Experimental and Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

On Friday, the pharmaceutical company Biogen announced the Food and Drug Administration accepted its application to conduct a priority review of their experimental Alzheimer’s drug for approval. The speedier-than-usual process sets the stage for the treatment, called aducanumab, to be the first new approved drug for the incurable, degenerative condition…