Crowdfunding has been a godsend for getting lots of projects off the ground that otherwise may not have attracted dollars from traditional powers-that-be. So at a time when the federal dollars are ... more 
Crowdfunding has been a godsend for getting lots of projects off the ground that otherwise may not have attracted dollars from traditional powers-that-be. So at a time when the federal dollars are under more constraint than ever, doesn't it make sense to bring that same model that has worked so well for wristwatches and rock albums to work for curing breast cancer and new methods for lung transplants? Consano allows people to browse through vetted medical research projects and then contribute funding directly to the ones they find compelling. The Food and Drug Administration announced plans to give generic drug manufacturers permission to change safety labels on drugs when new information about potential risks is discovered. Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus. less 
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Fri, Jul 5, 2013 4:32 PM EDT