Clinical Trials

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: June 23, 2017

Novartis may hold a breakthrough in atherosclerosis.<p>DelMar Pharmaceuticals gets the go-ahead from the FDA to STAR in glioblastoma study.<p>Bayer quietly …

Medicine

Kamada withdraws European marketing application for AATD candidate, another clinical trial needed; shares down 25% premarket

Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) slumps 25% premarket on average volume in response to its announcement that it has withdrawn its marketing application in …

United States

RXi Pharmaceuticals completes enrollment of Phase 1/2 clinical trial with RXI-109 for Retinal Scarring

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:RXII) announces the completion of enrollment in its Phase 1/2 study assessing RXI-109-1501 for the treatment …

Medicine

Clinical Trials

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is strongly committed to supporting research aimed at preventing and treating heart, lung, and …

Medicine

Cancer doctors are turning to AI for a second opinion

<i>The tumor board at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida reviews new cancer cases and treatment options with the help of Watson for Oncology.IBM</i><p>Hearing diverse opinions from multiple oncologists is an important part of a patient’s journey, what’s often referred to as getting a second — or third — …

Cancer

High Cholesterol Vaccine: Clinical Trial on Humans Begins after Successful Tests on Mice

Scientists have started a clinical trial to see whether a vaccine could reduce high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease and other …

Medicine

The Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma

The drug sends a message to a caregiver after the patient swallowed it. The doctor prescribes virtual reality treatments for migraines. Do you think …

Digital Health

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters about Your Medical Condition

In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to …

Privacy

Toddler Learns to Toddle with Help from 3D Printed Magic Shoes

Eve Darcy has magic shoes. Bright silver and sparkly, they certainly look magical – but their power comes from the carefully designed and 3D printed …

Cerebral Palsy

Oracle's Unified Cloud Platform Promises To Shorten Clinical Trials

, Oracle<p>The process of standing up clinical trials has come a long way in 20 years, moving from paper forms and faxes to a much more automated, data-intensive endeavor. Still complicating the process, however, is the collection of independent systems that support a clinical trial’s many …

Digital Health

Opinion: Losing weight, increasing fitness in old age

The other day I got an email from a reader who had a bone to pick with me regarding my article on intermittent fasting. He asked me why all my …

Exercise

A Nontoxic Pill May One Day Replace Chemotherapy, Researcher Says

A cure for cancer: It’s the holy grail of medical challenges, and researchers want nothing more than to finally crack the code.<p>It’s widely known that …

Cancer

Montreal Children's Hospital giving preemies Viagra in new clinical trial

In a new twist on uses for Viagra, doctors at the Montreal Children’s Hospital are giving some preemies the medication as part of a highly promising …

Medicine

Top 10 Clinical Trials That Went Horribly Wrong

Clinical trials are the most important step in getting a drug approved by the FDA, and without them, no one would know if their medicines were safe. …

Medicine

Advaxis Breaks Down From Key Support Levels (ADXS)

Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS) stock plummeted more than 10.5% on Thursday, extending its losses to more than 25% over the past five trading sessions. Despite …

Trading

Amgen: A Fairly Valued Biotech Dividend Growth Play

The pipeline points to a sustainable dividend for the foreseeable future.<p>Cost-cutting efforts will improve margins and enhance Amgen's pricing …

Stocks

Bayer: Making Good on the Promise of ‘Science for a Better Life’

From the potentially lofty perspective of multinational life sciences company, Bayer, it might be understandably hard to connect with the grass-roots …

Digital Health

China's Biopharma Rise

This story by Damien Garde at Stat is well worth a look. It goes into a question that people in biopharma have been asking themselves for some years …

China

The hidden truth about our prescription medications

Much of the data from clinical trials is withheld from the public, says scientist and advocate Síle Lane. This missing information is costing money, …

Medicine

Athenex IPO Raises $66M to Fund Clinical Trials for Cancer Drugs

The IPO window is still open for clinical-stage drug companies, and Athenex is now the latest one to pass through it. The cancer drug developer …

Cancer

Group Calls for Expanded Probe of Premature-Infant Clinical Trial

Newly obtained documents show researchers were aware of equipment’s inaccurate readings and potential harm, Public Citizen says<p>The consumer group Public Citizen said it has found new, “serious ethical lapses” in a premature-infant study that it contends should lead a federal medical-research …

Medicine

Clinical research trials

A study to compare different dosing schedules of a commonly used anti-inflammatory medication.<p>What happens to your blood sugar levels when you drink …

Medicine

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might have received a different name.) But while the research on cannabinoids began in the '90s as a way to …

Cannabis

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

Analysis reveals that the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health has fallen by 45% since the agency began to …

Research

MyHealthTeams raises $7.3M to give fuller picture of patient experience to pharma sector

Qiming U.S. Healthcare Fund, part of China-based Qiming Venture Partners, led the Series C round. Other investors in the business include Adams …

Medical Technology

Beware the Medical-Industrial Complex. - PubMed

". we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex." Dwight D. …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Cancer treatment: scaling up a vein-to-vein solution

Cell therapies could win regulatory approval but can the process ever be economically viable to satisfy investors?

Cancer

A quick guide to clinical research

Did you know there are different types of clinical research, and not all research involves taking a new treatment? We shed light on the world of …

Research

Doc: Is Januvia an effective drug for diabetes?

<b>Dear Dr. Roach:</b> Is Januvia an effective drug for diabetes? What are the side effects?<p><i>M.A.A.</i><p><b>Dear M.A.A.:</b> Sitagliptin (Januvia) is an oral medication …

Diabetes

Hypnosis, grounded in science

Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. <b>Adriana Barton</b> reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis, the mind-body therapy bypassing hucksters for hospital wards<p>Last summer, at age 14, Sue Jones suffered …

Hypnosis