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Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Engineers in the U.K. developed a soft contact lens that in a clinical study shows it can reliably track changes in pressure inside the eye, a key factor in glaucoma. . . . → Read More: Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Live Skin Bacteria Shown to Control Acne

First results of a clinical trial show a spray-on formulation of live bacteria reduced the amount and severity of acne in people with mild to moderate cases of the condition. . . . → Read More: Live Skin Bacteria Shown to Control Acne

First Trial of Alzheimer’s Drug Underway

The first clinical trial is underway of a therapy for stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease that purports to rebuild neural connections in the brain. . . . → Read More: First Trial of Alzheimer’s Drug Underway

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial is underway comparing the effectiveness of two-dimensional and three-dimensional mammograms in screening for breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Data from two clinical trials analyzed with machine learning algorithms identify factors that predict the decline of motor functions in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms ID Factors in Parkinson’s Progression

Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

A company developing treatments for disease by restoring the natural balance of bacteria on the skin received a patent for its acne therapy using spray-on live bacteria. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

Guidelines Designed for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapies

Cancer specialists and scientists at several cancer care centers propose safety guidelines for patients receiving engineered immune cell treatments that often have severe adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Guidelines Designed for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapies

Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Experimental treatments using patients’ own stem cells were shown in a pilot test to heal painful chronic wounds on their legs and feet. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse