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Tracking Algorithms Devised to ID Human Traffickers

Computer scientists developed techniques that help identify the people placing sexual service advertisements by tracing the bitcoin payments for those ads. . . . → Read More: Tracking Algorithms Devised to ID Human Traffickers

Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Patients in a clinical trial testing a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, began receiving their first doses administered by the study team. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

A clinical trial is planned to test the benefits of managing type 2 diabetes with an inhaled formulation of insulin and a smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial

Results of a clinical trial show a single dose of new drug relieved migraine pain among more people with the condition, compared to a placebo. . . . → Read More: Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial

Many Surgical Opioid Drugs Go Unused, Not Disposed

A review of studies that track the use and disposition of opioid pain drugs following surgery shows a large percentage of the pills go unused and few are stored properly. . . . → Read More: Many Surgical Opioid Drugs Go Unused, Not Disposed

Life Science Execs: Financial, IP Info Top Hacker Targets

Technology executives at pharmaceutical and medical device enterprises in the U.S. say financial and intellectual property assets are their top targets for hackers, according to survey results released today. . . . → Read More: Life Science Execs: Financial, IP Info Top Hacker Targets

FDA Clears Algorithm-Assisted Cancer Diagnosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing a diagnostics system aided by machine learning algorithms to help radiologists detect breast cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Algorithm-Assisted Cancer Diagnosis

Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

A review of entries in the U.S. government’s clinical trial registry shows commercial stem cell clinics are using the respected database to promote their services. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company making gene therapies to treat rare diseases says the Food and Drug Administration granted an accelerated review for its treatment of an inherited eye disorder. . . . → Read More: FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

America’s Overdose Epidemic In Perspective

This chart, from Statista, compares the rate of drug-induced deaths in the U.S. with other countries. . . . → Read More: America’s Overdose Epidemic In Perspective