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Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

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A clinical trial is underway tracking patients with implanted heart devices for 3 years to find any differences in health outcomes between men and women. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

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An algorithm-driven diagnostic test for chronic kidney disease is receiving a breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

FDA Approves Transplant Lung Preservation System

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The Food and Drug Administration approved a medical device that restores and maintains lungs for transplants that may not otherwise be acceptable. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Transplant Lung Preservation System

Gel Boosts T-Cells for Cancer Treatments

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A biomedical engineering team devised techniques using a gel to produce more engineered T-cells, which in lab mice stopped the growth of tumors. . . . → Read More: Gel Boosts T-Cells for Cancer Treatments

Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

Juul e-cigarette

A three-dimensional model of a human lung is being developed to test health effects of new trends in smoking, such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs. . . . → Read More: Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

FDA Expands Evidence Project to Replace Trials

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The Food and Drug Administration is expanding a demonstration project with a Boston teaching hospital that tests the value of real world evidence to replace some clinical trials. . . . → Read More: FDA Expands Evidence Project to Replace Trials

FDA Approves Single Dual-Drug Pill for HIV

HIV released from cell

The Food and Drug Administration approved a daily pill with 2 drugs to lower viral loads in people with HIV, but who have not yet taken other HIV drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Single Dual-Drug Pill for HIV

Brain Stimulator Device Cleared for Depression, Insomnia

Cervella system

A device sending weak electric impulses into the brain from headphones is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulator Device Cleared for Depression, Insomnia

Insulin Pump Shown Difficult for Many Users

MiniMed 670G

An assessment of a closed-loop insulin pump system shows a sizeable proportion of first-time users stopped using its automated feature because of problems in making it work. . . . → Read More: Insulin Pump Shown Difficult for Many Users

FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”

Scott Gottlieb at Brookings Institution

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration warned that the sharp rise in teen electronic cigarette use is an epidemic threatening the public health. . . . → Read More: FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”