Tag: Clinical trials

World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Saves Life Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Sadie Rutenberg was born with a huge hole inside her heart. Thanks to this miraculous heart valve by Abbott, she is now thriving at three years old.

Medicine April 10, 2018

How BCG Vaccine Works To Stimulate The Reversal Of Type-1 Diabetes

Researchers present evidence that repeated administration of BCG vaccine can reverse Type-1 diabetes. Phase II of clinical trials to prevent and treat advanced diabetes is underway.

Medicine June 11, 2017

Biogen’s Spinraza Receives FDA Approval, Becomes First Drug For Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The United States now has its first spinal muscular atrophy drug. The FDA has approved Biogen’s Spinraza (nusinersen) on Dec. 23 as treatment for the rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting both children and adults.

Medicine December 24, 2016

Most Americans Unwilling To Join Clinical Trials

Despite the role of clinical trials in cancer research and advances in disease treatments, many Americans are not willing to enroll in one. A new survey reveals why.

Medicine May 25, 2016

France Tightens Rules After Fatal Clinical Drug Trial

French regional authorities will inspect medical centers across the country to ensure they meet the standards for clinical trials. This follows the aftermath of a clinical drug study that went horribly wrong in January wherein one participant died.

Medicine May 25, 2016

BioMarin Drug Fails To Show Benefit In Inattention, Mood Complications Among Patients With PAH Deficiency

A new drug developed by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals showed promise in lowering phenylalanine in the blood of patients with phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency. However, it failed to show benefit in mood complications and inattention.

Life March 24, 2016

Eli Lilly's Ixekizumab Shows Promise As Treatment For Patients With Plaque Psoriasis

In three trials of Eli Lilly's Ixekizumab, the drug shows effectiveness in clearing plaque psoriasis. This autoimmune skin disease is hard to treat and can alter one's work productivity.

Life March 8, 2016

First Huntington's Disease Treatment Drug Starts Human Trials

A potential treatment for Huntington's disease is set to be tested in human clinical trials. The medicine has been found successful in animal models, and the researchers are hoping to replicate the same results in humans.

Life February 29, 2016

Botched Painkiller Drug Trial In France Leaves One Dead: The Benefits And Risks Of Participating In Clinical Trials

A man recently died after participating in a clinical trial. Knowing the benefits and risks of these experiments is critically vital before deciding to participate in such tests.

Life January 19, 2016

French Drug Trial Leaves 1 Brain-Dead, Hospitalizes 5 Others

A Phase 1 drug trial in France left one person brain-dead and five others hospitalized. The experimental medication, developed by Portuguese company Bial, was taken by healthy male individuals and was intended for mood and motor coordination issues.

Life January 16, 2016

Eli Lilly's Jardiance Diabetes Treatment Steals Market Share From Rival Drugs

Eli Lilly's new diabetes treatment Jardiance stole market share from its rivals. The increased market share of 25 percent of new U.S. patients was attributed to clinical trial data showing fewer deaths among type 2 diabetics by 32 percent.

Life January 7, 2016

First Trial To Use Umbilical Cord Stem Cells For HIV Treatment Set To Start In Spain

Five people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are set to receive stem cell treatment through blood transplant from umbilical cords to recreate the success of the 'Berlin patient' who was cured of the disease. He is the first living person in the world to be declared HIV-free.

Life October 28, 2015

32-Year-Old Mom In UK Says Viagra Helped Save Her Premature Baby's Life

A couple faced the grim prospect of losing their weakening unborn baby until doctors gave them the option to try Viagra. Weeks later, the surviving baby's parents were thankful that they did.

Life October 12, 2015

Men And Women Perceive And Process Pain Differently: Study

Scientists discovered that the immune cells that signal pain in men are different from those that signal pain in women. This could be a reason why some tested drugs worked on male mice, but failed on females.

Life July 1, 2015

FDA Embroiled In Legal Battle Over Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Trial

A lawsuit was filed against the FDA for failing to disclose clinical trial data that could shed more light on the blockbuster Hepatitis C drugs.

Life July 1, 2015

Synergy Pharma Constipation Drug Shows Promising Results In Late-Stage Trial

Synergy Pharma still has some research to complete, but results from a Phase 3 clinical trial have so far been promising for plecanatide as treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation.

Life June 18, 2015

Researchers Attempting To Cure Brain Cancer Using Polio

Nothing good comes with fighting fire with fire but researchers from Duke University are taking that route to beat brain cancer, turning to the polio virus for help.

Life March 31, 2015

Ebola Vaccine Trial In Humans Shows Promising Results

With immune response detected and no adverse effects reported, a vaccine developed using the Ebola virus strain responsible for the outbreak in West Africa is showing a lot of promise.

Life March 26, 2015

Vitamin A May Protect Kids From Malaria Says Study

A large dose of vitamin A supplement given to children may give them protection against malaria. Clinical trials are still needed to find the effectiveness of vitamin A supplement against malaria.

Life February 4, 2015

Can a Universal Flu Vaccine Be Created?

As flu hits hard this winter, researchers continue search for a "one and done" lifetime vaccination. Clinical trials on one candidate are to begin soon.

Life January 27, 2015

IOM Calls for More Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

Sponsors of clinical trials are being urged to share data with outside researchers. Such policies could bring on more medical advances and improve health care, an expert panel says.

Life January 15, 2015

FDA Approves Clinical Trial of Aethlon Hemopurifier for Ebola Patients

FDA has approved clinical trials for Aethlon Medical's Hemopurifier device for treating Ebola. The company can use the device on 20 Ebola patients in the country.

Life January 5, 2015

Ebola Vaccine Human Tests Show Promising Results

Ebola has claimed so many lives, but there is a ray of hope in the promising results that the recent clinical trial brought. Hopefully results continue to be promising in the next phases of the trial.

Life December 12, 2014

Ebola Vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

With desired results achieved, GlaxoSmithKline’s first clinical trial is a success. The experimental Ebola vaccine will require further fine-tuning but it’s definitely headed in the right direction.

Life November 27, 2014

Government Unveils New Rules to Make Clinical Trial Results More Transparent

U.S. health officials propose new rules for clinical trials intended to make more information available to the public and the medical community. Negative results would no longer be able to be kept secret and unreported under new rules.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014

Type 2 diabetes drugs may help treat Alzheimer's: Study

Drugs used for type 2 diabetes treatment can also reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. Clinical trials are needed on humans before effective treatment can be introduced for general public.

Life November 4, 2014

NIH implements new policies to address gender bias in biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health has just announced new policies that aim to end gender bias in biomedical research. Scientists have historically preferred male lab subjects, resulting in a lack of knowledge of female biology.

Life September 23, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp cures monkeys in clinical trial: Humans, next?

Researchers have been able to prove the efficacy of ZMapp in a trial with 18 monkeys infected with the disease. They found that even at later stages of disease progression, the drug was still able to combat the disease.

Life September 2, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine to start clinical testing soon

It’s just one more step but it’s a big one. Clinical testing takes Ebola vaccine development to the next level, further aids efforts in curbing the outbreak in West Africa.

Life August 28, 2014

WHO backs untested Ebola drugs as ethical measures for desperate times

Experimental drugs may now be enlisted in the current battle against Ebola. After some successful cases of drugs helping patients, WHO is considering the possibility of utilizing other experimental Ebola drugs.

Life August 13, 2014

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