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Trial to Examine Immune System Workings

Unlike conventional clinical studies testing a particular treatment, this trial aims to explore in more detail the body’s interactions with a class of drugs, in this case vaccines. . . . → Read More: Trial to Examine Immune System Workings

$2 Billion Biotech Licensing Deal Cancelled

A licensing deal with a potential value of more than $2 billion between two biotechnology companies for a new breast cancer drug was cancelled on Friday. . . . → Read More: $2 Billion Biotech Licensing Deal Cancelled

Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

An experimental drug for treating dry eye disease, a common disorder affecting older individuals, is being licensed by international pharmaceutical company Shire plc. . . . → Read More: Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

A clinical trial testing a dietary supplement to improve muscle function in older persons shows the derivative from pomegranates is safe and produces desired biological actions. . . . → Read More: Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

An experimental drug made from dried Artemisia annua plant leaves cured patients in Africa with malaria infections that became resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

Cancer Gene Therapy Company Raises $85M in IPO

A developer of cancer immunotherapies that transfer gene treatments into patients with brain tumors is raising $85 million in its initial public stock offering. . . . → Read More: Cancer Gene Therapy Company Raises $85M in IPO

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

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

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