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Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

A clinical trial is underway testing a nicotine patch worn to help stop smoking as a treatment for a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the lungs. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

Engineered T-Cell Company Acquired for $11.9 Billion

A company developing personal cancer therapies that genetically engineer a patient’s immune system cells is being acquired in a deal valued at $11.9 billion. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Company Acquired for $11.9 Billion

Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

A maker of implants for long-term release of drugs to treat chronic diseases says the Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial to test its implant for Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Findings from a one-year clinical trial show individuals in the U.S. with Parkinson’s disease can receive quality care through telemedicine comparable to persons with the disorder receiving the usual care from neurologists alone. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial is underway testing a genetically engineered virus to kill cancer cells, then stimulate the immune system to treat solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

The European Patent Office announced its intent to award a patent on treatments for nerve cell damage based on the peptide thymosin beta 4. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

Peptide Immunotherapy Shown Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

In an early clinical trial, researchers in the U.K. show treatments with peptides, fragments of proteins, are safe and can slow the progression of type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Peptide Immunotherapy Shown Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Patients in a clinical trial testing a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, began receiving their first doses administered by the study team. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

A clinical trial is planned to test the benefits of managing type 2 diabetes with an inhaled formulation of insulin and a smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial

Results of a clinical trial show a single dose of new drug relieved migraine pain among more people with the condition, compared to a placebo. . . . → Read More: Migraine Treatment Shown Effective in Late Trial