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Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Asthma inhaler and pills

An experimental drug is shown in a clinical trial and computer modeling to reduce the mass of smooth muscle tissue that builds up in airways of people with asthma. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

FDA Approves 25 Precision Meds in 2018

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An organization advocating for medicines addressing a person’s unique chemical composition rather than disease symptoms says U.S. regulators approved 25 of those drugs in 2018. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves 25 Precision Meds in 2018

Insulin Delivered by Capsule, That’s the Good News

Before we start celebrating the end of injections, we need to deal with a more basic problem facing people with diabetes, namely the rapidly rising cost of insulin. . . . → Read More: Insulin Delivered by Capsule, That’s the Good News

Trial Testing Vaginal Ring, PrEP in Teens, Young Women

Vaginal ring and PrEP

A clinical trial is underway testing use and preferences for drugs or a medical device to prevent HIV infection among young women and teenage girls in Africa. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Vaginal Ring, PrEP in Teens, Young Women

Capsule Designed to Inject Insulin in Stomach Wall

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A biomedical engineering team created a capsule that in animal tests releases a tiny needle delivering an insulin dose to the stomach lining, equivalent to conventional insulin injections. . . . → Read More: Capsule Designed to Inject Insulin in Stomach Wall

Company to Stop Cancer Spread, Relapse Raises $60.8M

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A new company formed to commercialize research that aims to prevent cancer from spreading or recurring is raising $60.75 million in its first venture financing. . . . → Read More: Company to Stop Cancer Spread, Relapse Raises $60.8M

Large Molecule Library Enables On-Demand Drug Discovery

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A large-scale public drug molecule library is shown with computational modeling to accurately identify on-demand new compounds that bind completely to therapy targets. . . . → Read More: Large Molecule Library Enables On-Demand Drug Discovery

Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

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A three-dimensional brain tissue model, including a patient’s tumor cells, shows in lab tests an ability to test current and experimental cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Wearables Assessed for Clinical Trial Value

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An evaluation of wearable devices shows their value for collecting useful data in a clinical trial can vary depending on the purpose of the device. . . . → Read More: Wearables Assessed for Clinical Trial Value

Natural Enemy Shown Effective Against Staph Bacteria

MRSA bacteria

A clinical trial shows adding a treatment for drug-resistant infections based on the bacteria’s natural enemies kills more Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than standard antibiotics alone. . . . → Read More: Natural Enemy Shown Effective Against Staph Bacteria