An experimental drug was able to slow down the progression of type 1 diabetes, an inherited disease, among high-risk patients in a small clinical trial. This is the first to show that type 1 diabetes can be delayed.
Medicine June 11, 2019
An experimental drug for people with peanut allergies has come out of the Phase 3 trial with positive results. Kids who received the treatment were able to ingest peanut protein without experiencing symptoms associated with food allergies.
Medicine November 19, 2018
A new four-drug combo called Folfirinox could add two additional years of survival to pancreatic cancer patients. The treatment will have to undergo more testing before becoming widely available.
Medicine June 4, 2018
In a clinical trial involving more than 800 patients who frequently suffer from a migraine, galcanezumab reduced monthly migraine days by 4.7 days. The side effects are also very minimal that fewer than 5 percent of the participants quit the trial.
Medicine May 31, 2018
The first human Huntington's trial was successful, sparking hopes that the disease could one day have a cure. An experimental drug lowers the levels of harmful proteins in the nervous system and could slow down the progression of the disease.
Medicine December 12, 2017
Candida auris is a deadly fungus which causes drug-resistant infections and is typically found on hospital catheters. A new investigational compound has shown efficacy in stopping the fungus’s development and could lead to more potent antifungal drugs.
Public Health March 14, 2017
Heart failure affects millions of adult Americans. It may still be in its experimental stages, but new drug cimaglermin is showing incredible promise in restoring cardiac function for heart failure patients based on a first-in-man study.
Medicine December 28, 2016
An experimental drug developed by pharma company Biogen has the ability to breakdown plaque deposits and remove them from the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers believe this could lead to the development of an effective treatment for the brain disorder.
Neuroscience August 31, 2016
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
Autoimmune disorder drug Firdapse could get an FDA approval soon, which will make the experimental LEMS medication available via a doctor's prescription. However, health officials said this could make the drug's price surge and make it even more difficult for patients to access.
Life December 24, 2015
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation said that it will discontinue the clinical trial of its experimental Ebola drug known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea after reaching a statistical futility boundary. The company concluded that it is unsure whether the treatment helped anyone during the testing.
Life June 20, 2015
With the Ebola epidemic spreading, researchers have fast-tracked the testing of experimental vaccines. The WHO expects to have millions of Ebola vaccines produced in 2015.
Life October 25, 2014
Calico, a health care company launched by Google, partners with AbbVie to build and operate a research facility focused on combating age-related illnesses. The pair will fund the venture with initial investments of $250 million.
Life September 3, 2014
Marburg, the simian version of Ebola, has been successfully tested in primates, and may show how a human drug could be developed.
Life August 24, 2014
An experimental drug - ZMapp - was used effectively on two Americans infected with the Ebola virus. Whether the antibody will be able to successfully eradicate Ebola in the long term is questionable.
Life August 6, 2014
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