Clinical Trials

This Is Terrible News If You Hoped We Might Soon Put The Coronavirus Pandemic Behind Us

Coronavirus vaccine candidates have produced results in clinical trials that suggest immunity can be acquired via inoculation. However, a series of recent studies suggest that circulating antibodies might be undetectable in the bloodstream after a...
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Moderna’s Covid-19 Trial Delayed: Should Investors Worry?

Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) was one of the first companies to kick off a phase 1 clinical trial for its investigational COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273. The trial in question, led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), started in mid-March and enrolled...
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How Often Do Vaccine Trials Hit Paydirt?

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.Over a two-decade...
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Adaura: Extremely Positive Data In Early Nsclc, But Questions Remain

(MedPage Today) -- Highly anticipated data from the phase III ADAURA trial were presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting. In this exclusive MedPage Today video, H. Jack West, MD, a thoracic oncology...
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Health In 2 Point 00, Episode 131 | Tele-everything! Oscar, Evidation, Lululemon, Calibrate, &...

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I talk about Oscar raising $225 million, Evidation Health raising $45 million doing digital clinical trials, Lululemon buying fitness startup Mirror for $500 million, Calibrate raising a $5.1 million seed...
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Pm Modi Reviews Covid Vaccine Preparedness Day After India's First Candidate Enters Clinical Trial

New Delhi (Sputnik): India is the second most populous country in the world and faces the challenge of efficiently conducting a vaccination programme among its highly diverse population.
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Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Data from a five-year clinical trial is adding to growing evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can slow the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.,...
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Perioperative Io In Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- As a discussant at the American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting, Shilpa Gupta, MD, a genitourinary oncologist from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, provided an assessment of new trials testing the role of perioperative...
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Gene Therapy Trial Halted After Second Patient Death

A clinical trial of Audentes Therapeutics' investigational gene therapy for X-linked myotubular myopathy is on hold after two patients died following receipt of a high dose of the drug. Medscape Medical News
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Covid Trials Threatened By Shifting Surges

(MedPage Today) -- While COVID-19 has delayed and disrupted clinical trials across specialties, the trials aimed at disrupting the pandemic have struggled to keep up with the wild swings in epidemiology. That was the experience in New York City...

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Promising Treatment To Slow Kidney Disease Doesn't Prove Out In Clinical Trial

Progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes is correlated with increased amounts of uric acid. A drug that reduces uric acid levels was tested in a multi-institution randomized clinical trial. Though the study did not show the desired clinical...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Eu Experts Recommend Approval Of Gilead's Covid-19 Drug

After Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) reported encouraging phase 3 clinical trial data in COVID-19 patients earlier this month, the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended conditional...
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Gout Drug Disappoints As Renoprotective Agent In T1d

(MedPage Today) -- Reduction of serum urate with allopurinol didn't have much clinical benefit for those with type 1 diabetes and kidney disease, according to the Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) trial. In the double-blind trial...
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New Class Of Precision Medicine Strips Cancer Of Its Dna Defenses

A new precision medicine targeting cancer's ability to repair its DNA has shown promising results in the first clinical trial of the drug class. The new study, designed to test the drug's safety, found that half of patients given the new drug either...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Medical Research

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Imperial College London Reaches 'significant Milestone' After Safely Delivering First Dose Of...

Imperial College London has "reached a significant milestone" after delivering a small dose of its coronavirus vaccine candidate to the first healthy volunteer in its trial. So far, all has gone according to plan. The clinical team is closely...
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We Got An Exclusive Look At The Pitch Deck Brightinsight Used To Raise $40 Million By Convincing...

BrightInsight just raised $40 million for its tech-savvy tools that help drugmakers get their treatments and devices over the finish line. It collects information from patients during clinical trials and from other care venues, then helps the final...

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Novartis Shuts Down Hydroxychloroquine Covid-19 Clinical Trial

The rapid descent continues for hydroxychloroquine as hope for a cure for COVID-19. On Monday, pharmaceutical giant Novartis (NYSE: NVS) announced that it is stopping the sponsored clinical trial it was conducting on the treatment of COVID-19 with...
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Breakthrough Discovery To Transform Prostate Cancer Treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials show the new formulation improves...
Related topics: Medical Research, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Thai Trials Of Covid-19 Vaccine Reach Make-or-break Stage 

Thai scientists administered a second dose of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to monkeys on Monday, looking for another positive response to enable clinical trials in humans as early as October.   The Thai vaccine is one of at least 100 being...
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Gilead To Test An Inhaled Version Of Remdesivir

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) CEO Daniel O'Day announced on Monday that his company will soon begin a phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an inhaled version of remdesivir as a treatment for patients with COVID-19. The biotech plans to screen healthy...
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