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FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show a synthetic antibody, when added to standard treatments, reduces asthma attacks and improves lung functioning. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

The Food and Drug Administration stopped two clinical trials testing genetically engineered T-cells from the immune system to treat leukemia, after a participant in one trial died. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

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

Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

A university team is investigating two current drug compounds for their ability to take on a new task, fighting bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

A review of entries in the U.S. government’s clinical trial registry shows commercial stem cell clinics are using the respected database to promote their services. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Clinics Found Marketing in ClinicalTrials.gov

FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company making gene therapies to treat rare diseases says the Food and Drug Administration granted an accelerated review for its treatment of an inherited eye disorder. . . . → Read More: FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

A report released today says years of coordinated public health efforts are needed at all levels to contain and reverse the current opioid abuse epidemic. . . . → Read More: Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants

The advanced research agency in Department of Defense is supporting six new projects on neural devices that connect the brain to digital technologies to restore sensory functions. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funding Research on Brain-Digital Implants