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Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

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A new clinical trial is testing the drug semaglutide for people with type 2 diabetes against as many as 40 other diabetes treatments when used as a supplemental drug over 2 years. . . . → Read More: Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

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Researchers in Australia are conducting clinical trials of blood tests among cancer patients to help determine the course of their treatment, including the need for chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly

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Early results from a clinical trial show a virtual rehabilitation program for people with total knee replacement surgery works as well as conventional rehab methods, but at a lower cost. . . . → Read More: Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly

Cancer Antibody Trials Stopped After Patient Death

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Two clinical trials testing synthetic antibodies designed to treat blood-related cancers were stopped by their developer after a participant in one trial died from adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer Antibody Trials Stopped After Patient Death

Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

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A series of clinical trials are planned to test the use of adult stem cells to treat injuries to the eyes that lead to vision loss. . . . → Read More: Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

Biotech in $3.7B Licensing Deal for Hepatitis-B

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A biotechnology company developing therapies that silence the actions of disease-causing genes is licensing its treatment program for hepatitis-B to Janssen Pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Biotech in $3.7B Licensing Deal for Hepatitis-B

Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

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A clinical trial shows a closed-loop algorithm-controlled artificial pancreas system helps people with type 1 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels than a glucose sensor and insulin pump system alone. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

FDA Clears Genomic Bone Marrow Test for Low-Level Cancer

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1 Oct. 2018. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized for marketing in the U.S. a system for high-speed analysis of bone marrow samples to find low levels of residual cancer cells. The agency’s announcement cleared the ClonoSeq assay developed by Adaptive Biotechnologies in Seattle to test for minimal residual . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Genomic Bone Marrow Test for Low-Level Cancer

Antibody Combination Shown to Suppress HIV

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Results from a small-scale clinical trial show a combination of antibodies can suppress the HIV virus for many weeks after stopping antiretroviral therapy. . . . → Read More: Antibody Combination Shown to Suppress HIV

$29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company

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A company developing a drug delivery technology to treat chronic sinus conditions is raising $29.5 million in its second venture financing round. . . . → Read More: $29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company