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NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

An agency of National Institutes of Health is funding a clinical trial of a new malaria drug engineered to overcome resistance developed to earlier treatments. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Drug-Resistant Malaria Therapy Trial

Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Results from a clinical trial show a smartphone-based remote monitoring program helps stroke patients stay on their blood clot medications and improve their health. . . . → Read More: Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Student Project Leads to Medical Device Start-Up

A group of engineering and business students developing an imaging device that quickly finds veins for blood draws is starting a company to take the device to market. . . . → Read More: Student Project Leads to Medical Device Start-Up

Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

A bioengineering team at Rice University developed a genetically modified form of bacteria that in lab mice detects inflammatory diseases in the gut. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

Antibody Shows Promise Against Marburg Virus Infections

Tests with lab animals show an experimental synthetic antibody protects against deadly Marburg and Ravn viruses as long as 5 days following infections. . . . → Read More: Antibody Shows Promise Against Marburg Virus Infections

FDA Shown Approving New Drugs Faster than Europe

An analysis of regulatory actions in the U.S. and Europe, shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves more new therapies and faster than the European Medicines Agency. . . . → Read More: FDA Shown Approving New Drugs Faster than Europe

Umbilical Cord Blood Evaluated for Autism Treatment

Results from a clinical trial show infusions of a child’s own umbilical cord blood are safe for treating autism spectrum disorder, and provide initial signs of effectiveness. . . . → Read More: Umbilical Cord Blood Evaluated for Autism Treatment

Prodrugs Designed to Better Target Cancer Therapies

A delivery mechanism is being developed to package cancer drugs in a nanoscale precursor state that reacts only in tumor regions, to protect against adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Prodrugs Designed to Better Target Cancer Therapies

Artificial Pancreas Shown Feasible for Young Children

An integrated system combining a glucose monitor and insulin pump to simulate the human pancreas is shown to be feasible for young children with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Shown Feasible for Young Children

Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

Results from a year-long clinical trial show that an inhaler with three types of drugs reduces the number of COPD attacks compared to a common single-drug inhaler. . . . → Read More: Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks