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Second quarter 2015

Biotech's great run has been achieved despite a number of macroeconomic events along the way that periodically spooked the general markets, but left the confidence in the industry largely unscathed.

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Metabolic switch may further tissue regeneration

Scientists made progress toward the goal of mammalian tissue regeneration with the publication of studies showing that mice could be induced to self-repair ear wounds by a drug treatment that increased levels of the transcription factor HIF-1alpha.

"We could convert an animal into a healer," senior author Ellen Heber-Katz, of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, told BioWorld Today.