Clinical Trials

Atai Has Raised $100 Million To Turn Psychedelics Into Treatments For Depression And Anxiety. Now...

Florian Brand helped start ATAI Life Sciences with one vision in mind: to effectively treat mental-health disorders by turning psychedelics into medicines. The way to do that? By bringing psychedelics through clinical trials and getting approval...
Related topics: Depression, Anxiety

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Fewer Women In Cardiovascular Trials, But Representation Improving

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- Men still dominate participation in cardiovascular clinical trials, according to a study published online Feb. 17 in Circulation. Xurui Jin, M.D., from Duke Kunshan University in Suzhou, China, and colleagues...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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First U.s. Trial Of Possible Coronavirus Treatment Begins

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States of a possible treatment for the new coronavirus. It is part of an international trial that is expected to enroll 400...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Identification Of ‘missing Microbe’ Spurs Clinical Trial In Ulcerative Colitis

A study published in Cell Host & Microbe has tied ulcerative colitis — a serious intestinal inflammatory condition affecting about 1 million people in the United States alone, and many millions more worldwide...
Related topics: Ulcerative Colitis, Medical Research

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Clinical Trial Will See If Apple Devices Can Reduce The Risk Of Strokes

Over the past several years, Apple has made efforts to expand the health-related features of the iPhone and Apple Watch. Apps and features like fall detection and high heart rate monitoring provide helpful insights, especially for senior citizens....
Related topics: Stroke

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Mobile Stroke Unit Availability Improves Stroke Clinical Outcomes

]]>(MedPage Today) -- LOS ANGELES -- Mobile stroke units not only sped stroke treatment but improved outcomes for ischemic stroke, a trial from early-adopter Berlin showed. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at 90 days shifted significantly...
Related topics: Stroke, Ischemic Stroke

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Suicidal Patients Often Excluded From Antidepressant Trials

Clinical trials of antidepressants that inform FDA approval decisions often exclude suicidal patients, leaving clinicians uncertain of the efficacy of these drugs in this patient population. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Depression, Antidepressants, Food And Drug Administration

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China's Vice Technology Minister Says Coronavirus Vaccine Submitted For Clinical Trials In April

An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, last December, and has since spread to more than 25 countries worldwide.
Related topics: Vaccines, Pneumonia

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Clinical Trial Exposes Deadly Kidney Cancer's Achilles' Heel

An experimental drug already shown to be safe and help some patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, a deadly form of kidney cancer, effectively disables its molecular target.
Related topics: Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Quest To Use Crispr Against Disease Gains Ground

As the first clinical trial results trickle in, researchers look ahead to more sophisticated medical applications for genome editing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Cardiology Still Not Solving Case Of The Missing Women

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Everywhere researchers looked in a series of studies, women were still substantially underrepresented in cardiology. In particular, despite recent progress, women still haven't reached parity in the makeup of clinical trials...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Teva Pharmaceutical's Tourette Syndrome Drug Fails To Meet Endpoints

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) announced Wednesday that two late-stage clinical trials evaluating deutetrabenazine (also known as Austedo) for use in patients with Tourette syndrome failed to meet its clinical endpoints.A Phase 2/3...
Related topics: Teva, Tourette Syndrome

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Incyte's Ruxolitinib Works In Patients With Eczema

Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) scored another clinical trial win for its ruxolitinib cream in patients with atopic dermatitis, commonly referred to as eczema. Shares of the biotech were up 2.3% at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday on the news.After eight weeks of...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Dermatitis

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Mediterranean Diet Boosts Good Bacteria — And Curbs Harmful Ones

Switching in old age from a bland, unvaried diet to a Mediterranean mix of fresh veggies, fruits and fish restores a balance of intestinal bacteria linked to good health, researchers said Tuesday. In a clinical trial with 612 volunteers aged 65 to...
Related topics: Diet, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Report: Gilead Struggling To Find Subjects For Covid-19 Drug Trial

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) appears to have hit another roadblock in its race to defeat COVID-19. The company is reportedly having trouble recruiting enough test subjects for its clinical trial of a drug candidate to fight the...
Related topics: Nasdaq

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Is Viking Therapeutics' Stock A Buy?

Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ: VKTX) seeks to develop new treatments for metabolic and endocrine diseases. Lead drug candidate VK-2809 recently entered a phase 2b clinical trial at the end of last year as a treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis...
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'incredible' Results With Kidney Cancer Agent With Nobel Ties

Once thought to be "undruggable," a target in renal cell carcinoma now has a drug aimed at it, and initial results from a small clinical trial are promising. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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China Launches A Crush Of Clinical Trials Aimed At Coronavirus

Enlarge / This photo taken on February 4, 2020 shows a medical staff member (C) marking a test tube containing samples taken from a person to be tested for the new coronavirus at a quarantine zone in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, in China's...
Related topics: Health Photos

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Ceramides Predict Vascular Brain Injury And Dementia

Novel blood-based biomarkers for dementia could identify disease at an early preclinical stage, serve as surrogate outcomes for clinical trials of investigational therapies and even identify future potential therapeutic targets. Unlike cerebrospinal...
Related topics: Brain Injury, Dementia

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Real-world Data Can't Replace The 'magic' Of Randomized Trials

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Real-world database analyses are not the solution to the problem of large, expensive, and difficult-to-enroll randomized controlled trials (RCTs), argued an all-star clinical trials group. "Instead, unnecessary obstacles to...

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