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Trial Underway Testing Universal Flu Vaccine

Influenza virus

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test a vaccine to protect against a variety of influenza strains, instead of today’s vaccines designed to prevent infections from specific strains expected in a given year. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Universal Flu Vaccine

Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Hands of older person

A start-up company developing an app-based monitor with artificial intelligence for tracking cognitive change in older adults is taking part in a study testing the program with a chain of rehabilitation clinics. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds A.I. Cognitive Change Rehab Study

Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Dip.io test kit

A clinical trial will soon get under way that tests whether a smartphone app can easily and accurately screen for chronic kidney disease among people with high blood pressure. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Mobile App for Kidney Disease Screening

Antibodies Licensed for Multi-Target Immunotherapies

MedImmune, the biologics subsidiary of drug maker AstraZeneca, is licensing antibodies from a biotechnology company for treatments that simultaneously address two or more cancer targets. . . . → Read More: Antibodies Licensed for Multi-Target Immunotherapies

Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer

A developer of a technology that combines ultrasound and MRI scans plans to begin a clinical trial of its techniques to improve delivery of drugs to treat a form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Ultrasound/MRI for Brain Cancer

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

A computer science team developed a process that combines crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to find analogies across disciplines to spark creative ideas. . . . → Read More: Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

Exosuit Shown to Improve Walking for Stroke Patients

A robotic device built and worn like clothing helps improve lower-limb walking performance for a group of people partially paralyzed with stroke. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Shown to Improve Walking for Stroke Patients

Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

California’s agency supporting stem cell research for regenerative medicine is helping fund a clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

Exosuit Prototype Unveiled for Stroke Survivors

An assistive device with sensors and motors designed to help people with stroke and other muscle disorders walk more normally was demonstrated on 16 June. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Prototype Unveiled for Stroke Survivors