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Infographic – Americans Affected by Gov’t Shutdown

Our friends at Statista reported on a survey on how the shutdown is affecting people in the U.S., this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Americans Affected by Gov’t Shutdown

Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

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A start-up enterprise begun by students at Purdue University developed an iPhone app that detects mild brain injuries by measuring responses of eyes to light. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

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Regulatory review of a drug to prevent allergic reactions to peanuts appears to be delayed by the shutdown of some U.S. government operations. . . . → Read More: Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

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A developer of therapies derived from cannabis is sponsoring a 3-year basic and translational research program, including clinical trials, at Imperial College London. . . . → Read More: Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

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A clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is on hold after a patient reported a severe reaction. . . . → Read More: Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

Govt. Shutdown Disrupts U.S. Science

U.S. Capitol

Several agencies that run or finance labs are closed, due to the lapse of funding for about a quarter of federal departments that began on 22 December. . . . → Read More: Govt. Shutdown Disrupts U.S. Science

FDA Clears Inhaled Parkinson’s Drug

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A drug administered as an inhaled powder to supplement a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease received approval for marketing from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Inhaled Parkinson’s Drug

CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on a provider of stem cell therapies indicating 12 people in 3 states were infected with bacteria from that company’s treatments. . . . → Read More: CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

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Food and Drug Administration recently warned GeneTech Inc. that its unauthorized stem cell regenerative medicine products, may be causing serious blood infections. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

Validation Scheme Proposed for Medical Algorithms

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A law school professor urges developers, users, and regulators of machine learning in medicine to validate the algorithms that represent their underlying decision-making processes. . . . → Read More: Validation Scheme Proposed for Medical Algorithms