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Clinical Trial Begins for Liver Dialysis Device

A clinical trial is underway in Europe testing a device that works like dialysis to clear toxins from the blood associated with liver failure, where a transplant is often the only option. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Begins for Liver Dialysis Device

Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

California’s agency supporting stem cell research for regenerative medicine is helping fund a clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

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

Patent Awarded for Exosome Capture Process

A company making blood filtering devices was awarded a patent for a process to capture tiny particles carrying proteins that suppress immune responses. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Exosome Capture Process

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

FDA Approves Sickle Cell Drug

The Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug that reduces the tendency for blood cells in people with sickle cell disease to stick together and block blood vessels. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Sickle Cell Drug

Device Shown to Reduce Migraine Occurrence

A clinical trial shows an electronic device worn with headphones reduces the number of days with migraines among people with a history of their occurrence. . . . → Read More: Device Shown to Reduce Migraine Occurrence

Feasibility, Safety Shown for Personal Tumor Vaccine

A pilot study among individuals with a form of skin cancer shows a vaccine aiming at proteins specific to a person’s tumor is safe and can generate a complex immune response attacking the tumor. . . . → Read More: Feasibility, Safety Shown for Personal Tumor Vaccine

Game App Improves Memory Among Cognitive Impaired

A brain training game for an iPad was shown in a clinical study to improve the memory of people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor stage to dementia. . . . → Read More: Game App Improves Memory Among Cognitive Impaired

Second Trial Approved for Cancer Pain Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new clinical trial to test the efficacy and safety of an experimental drug designed to relieve stubborn chronic pain associated with cancer. . . . → Read More: Second Trial Approved for Cancer Pain Drug