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FDA Okays One-Time HIV Treatment Clinical Trial

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A company developing a one-time treatment for HIV infections using the gene-editing technique Crispr says it received FDA clearance to begin a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays One-Time HIV Treatment Clinical Trial

Trial Shows VR Training Helps Correct Lazy Eye in Kids

Child with VR headset

Clinical trial findings show a digital therapy using virtual reality headsets improves vision in children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, more than corrective lenses alone. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows VR Training Helps Correct Lazy Eye in Kids

FDA Sends Warning on Covid-19 Food Therapy Trials

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The Food and Drug Administration released yesterday a warning letter sent in late August to a company conducting clinical trials of a food therapy for Covid-19 symptoms. . . . → Read More: FDA Sends Warning on Covid-19 Food Therapy Trials

Infographic – Biomedical Innovation Gains Continue

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Two statistical indicators provide more evidence that innovations in health and medicine are continuing their sharp upward climb. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Biomedical Innovation Gains Continue

FDA Clears Stem Cell Trial for Multiple Sclerosis

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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a clinical trial of stem cells extracted and cultured from patients to treat their cases of multiple sclerosis. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Stem Cell Trial for Multiple Sclerosis

Covid-19 Delta Variant Testing Reference Released

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A company designing synthetic DNA and RNA says reference materials are available for tests that detect the quickly spreading Covid-19 delta variant. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Delta Variant Testing Reference Released

Micro Brain Robot Granted Orphan Status

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A tiny remote-controlled device that carries chemotherapy drugs to brain tumors received orphan drug status from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Micro Brain Robot Granted Orphan Status

FDA Okays Trial of Donated Stem Cells for Parkinson’s

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An organization studying stem cell therapies says it received FDA authorization for a clinical trial to test donated stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays Trial of Donated Stem Cells for Parkinson’s

U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

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Two U.S. government health agencies agreed to purchase some 1.7 million doses of a Covid-19 antiviral drug, once the drug receives clearance from FDA. . . . → Read More: U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies

Intradermal injection

The Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency authorization for a dual-antibody Covid-19 therapy to allow for a lower and injectable dose. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies