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Why the Lean Startup Model Might Save Your Life
Lean Startups

Why the Lean Startup Model Might Save Your Life

Startup guru Steve Blank is reinventing life-science startups with an innovative program that launched this week.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations
Health

Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations

In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care.
Laura Entis
Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms
Regulations

Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

As the FDA prepares new guidelines, restaurants are cutting back on sodium and salt companies are researching alternatives.
Kate Taylor
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Regulations

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Kate Taylor
When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.
FDA

When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.

Sabra, the popular hummus producer, is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to set a definition for the dip.
Kate Taylor
Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?
Inventions

Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Gross as it may sounds, a cosmetics company claims to have created a drinkable sunscreen that can block the sun.
Kate Taylor
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Far Out Tech

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
Laura Entis
U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years
FDA

U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years

The FDA's proposed new nutrition labels intend to make healthy shopping easier for families, saving on health-care costs in the long run.
Kate Taylor
In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark
Entrepreneurs

In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

The controversy over genetic-testing company 23andMe begs the question: Is knowledge really that dangerous?
Ray Hennessey
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin
Franchises

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient's unhealthiness.
Kate Taylor