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FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

Current Drug Helps Cut Opioid Use After Surgery

Results from a clinical trial show patients given a current non-opioid pain medication with different types of surgery were less likely to use opioids for up to a year later. . . . → Read More: Current Drug Helps Cut Opioid Use After Surgery

MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

A group of medical centers is establishing a network of clinical trial sites and processes for testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed, Expand Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

Results from two clinical studies of engineered immune system cells show patients continue to respond their treatments after 6 months or more. . . . → Read More: CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

An experimental drug that aims to keep nerve cells flexible is beginning an early-stage clinical trial as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. . . . → Read More: PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

The Food and Drug Administration approved an electrocardiogram, or EKG device, designed to work with Apple smart watches, according to AliveCor, developer of the device. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer

A developer of a technology that combines ultrasound and MRI scans plans to begin a clinical trial of its techniques to improve delivery of drugs to treat a form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer

Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

A new study finds the U.S. health care system does not have the capacity for large-scale screening and treatment of people with early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

Trial Underway Testing Personal RNA Cancer Drug

A clinical trial is underway testing a treatment for solid tumor cancers derived from messenger RNA, genetic material with protein coding instructions for cells. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Personal RNA Cancer Drug