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Asher Mullard

Science Journalist

Asher Mullard

Writing about drugs, biotech, the pharmaceutical industry, health and more.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s drug approval confounds research community

Many scientists say there is not enough evidence that Biogen’s aducanumab is effective.
Nature Link to Story
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Targeted protein degraders crowd into the clinic

15 targeted degraders should be in the clinic by the end of 2021.
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery Link to Story
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COVID-19 vaccine development pipeline gears up

Vaccine makers have advanced ten COVID-19 vaccine candidates into clinical trials.
The Lancet Link to Story
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First targeted protein degrader hits the clinic

New drugs that harness cellular machinery to degrade targets are entering clinical trials.
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery Link to Story
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The drug-maker's guide to the galaxy

Machine learning is helping chemists search the vast chemical universe for better medicines.
Nature Link to Story
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Immunotherapies move beyond cancer, with first foray into sepsis

Could cutting-edge cancer drugs beat back deadly infections of the blood?
Boston Globe/STAT Link to Story
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Anti-inflammatory gets long awaited test as an antidepressant

J&J is testing a radical new approach to depression — by dialing down inflammation in the body.
Boston Globe/STAT Link to Story
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Run, forest, run

How to move a forest (before climate change kills it).
The Walrus Link to Story
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Tinker, bacteria, eukaryote, spy

Bacteria and their hosts spy on one another, intercepting chemical communications.
Nature Link to Story
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Fat busters: Are diet pills an impossible dream?

The next generation of weight-loss drugs is on its way. Will their side effects be hard to swallow?
New Scientist Link to Story
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The inside story

The human body teems with microbes. Now global efforts are cataloguing this vast 'microbiome'.
Nature Link to Story
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Use of personalized cancer drugs runs ahead of the science

Trial finds no benefit in speculative prescriptions of genetic tailored cancer treatments.
Nature Link to Story

About

Asher Mullard

I am a journalist, covering the science and business of biological discoveries and emerging drugs. I have written for Nature, The Lancet, The Boston Globe, The New Scientist, The Walrus and many others.

My article 'Run, Forest, Run' received Honorary Mention in the National Magazine Awards.

I am a contributing editor for Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

Please email me at ashermullard@gmail.com.