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Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

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A study assessing FitBit devices and a game-style mobile app shows a combination of the technologies results in more exercise by office workers, at least at the outset, than just the FitBit alone. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial is underway testing vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in children and adults as a treatment for type 1 diabetes, the form of diabetes where the body does not produce insulin. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

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FDA issued a series of draft documents spelling out its processes for reviewing gene therapies for three types of diseases, as well as producing and testing these treatments. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

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Results of a clinical trial show a genetically engineered polio virus helps more people with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, survive for longer periods. . . . → Read More: Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Cannabis Drug Approved by FDA for Rare, Severe Seizures

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A drug based on chemicals derived from cannabis plants was approved by Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the U.S. to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Drug Approved by FDA for Rare, Severe Seizures

Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO

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A three year-old company developing treatments for cancer with engineered T-cells from the immune system raised $150 million in its initial public offering of common stock. . . . → Read More: Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO

Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

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A clinical trial is getting underway testing modified T-cells from the immune system in children and young adults with brain tumors that do not respond to other treatments. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

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A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

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A study of people with type 2 diabetes shows the combination of intensive lifestyle coaching with a blood glucose meter connected to the Internet results in more weight loss and lower blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

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A network of academic children’s medical centers is being formed to expand access to clinical trials testing immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. . . . → Read More: Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies