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Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

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A gene therapy start-up is receiving an award resembling venture financing to advance its treatment for a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

Trial Underway Testing Crispr-Based Antibiotic

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A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an antibiotic made with engineered viruses, in people threatened with urinary tract infections from E. coli bacteria. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Crispr-Based Antibiotic

Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors

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Results of a clinical trial show laser images analyzed by machine learning algorithms can offer near real-time diagnosis of brain tumor tissue during surgery. . . . → Read More: Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors

Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials

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A working group published guidelines for conducting clinical trials that simultaneously test multiple cancer treatments and can change course over time. . . . → Read More: Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials

Artificial Pancreas System Cleared by FDA

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A system for automatically measuring blood glucose levels and dispensing insulin for people with type 1 diabetes is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas System Cleared by FDA

Ingested X-Ray Capsule Shown Safe, Feasible

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Results from a small-scale clinical trial show an ingested capsule to diagnose potential colon tumors is safe and feasible for most patients. . . . → Read More: Ingested X-Ray Capsule Shown Safe, Feasible

FDA Blocks Monthly HIV Drug Combo

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected a combination of experimental and existing drugs given once a month to treat HIV. . . . → Read More: FDA Blocks Monthly HIV Drug Combo

Psychedelic Depression Drug Tested for Safety

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Results from an early clinical trial testing an hallucinogenic drug to treat depression shows the therapy is largely safe and feasible to administer. . . . → Read More: Psychedelic Depression Drug Tested for Safety

Synthetic Bio Company Acquired in $2.35B Deal

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A company developing protein-like therapies for cancer from synthetic bacteria is being acquired by drug maker Sanofi in a deal valued at $2.35 billion. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Company Acquired in $2.35B Deal

Trial to Test Engineered Amino Acid for Schizophrenia

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A clinical trial plans to test a modified amino acid as an added treatment for schizophrenia that its developers say works differently than most current drugs. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Engineered Amino Acid for Schizophrenia