Clinical Trials

Social Isolation Stresses Rodents

The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study. The added stress could complicate results of pre-clinical drug trials.
Related topics: Stress, Epilepsy, Medical Research

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Medicare Will Pay For Acupuncture That Is Part Of Low Back Pain Research

Older people enrolled in clinical trials of the controversial treatment will have their costs covered by the government insurance program
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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Review Evaluates How Ai Could Boost The Success Of Clinical Trials

Researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming decade.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Can A Cannabis-based Drug Treat Cannabis Dependence?

Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Elon Musk Touts Brain Implant Technology To Treat Health Conditions, Enable 'telepathy'

Elon Musk revealed that his stealth neurotechnology start-up, Neuralink, is poised to begin human clinical trials soon on brain implants.       

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Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don't Improve Heart Health Or Put Off Death, Study Finds

In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vitamins

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New Alzheimer's Drug Candidate A Head Scratcher

A placebo-controlled trial with a new Alzheimer's drug candidate has shown puzzling results in that despite appearing to lower tau levels it was not associated with any clinical benefit. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Placebo

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Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc Promotes Patient Diversity In Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials

A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will support Keck School of Medicine of USC efforts to recruit patients from underrepresented populations into...

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Despite Long-term Treatment, Hiv Persists In Spinal Fluid And Is Linked To Cognition Problems

Even after nearly a decade of strict HIV treatment, cells sheltering the virus could be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants in a national clinical trial of people living with HIV. Moreover, those participants had higher...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Virology

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Can Vr Help Treat Schizophrenia? Researchers Launch Trial With More Than 400 Patients.

A major clinical trial for mental health treatment just kicked off in the UK — and it involves virtual reality.  Organized by VR therapy outfit gameChange, the government-funded program seeks to find out if VR can help people affected by...
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Medical Research

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Ai Creates Flu Drug Better Than Anything On The Market Today – Report

The computer-generated vaccine was developed by scientists in Australia, but is undergoing clinical trials in the US amid the researchers' reported inability to test it locally due to bureaucratic red tape.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Medical Research

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Another Alzheimer's Drug Bites The Dust

Amgen and Novartis will abandon work on umibecestat, an experimental BACE inhibitor for Alzheimer's disease, following evidence of worsening cognitive function in a clinical trial. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Amgen, Novartis

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For Malnourished Children, New Therapeutic Food Boosts Gut Microbes, Healthy Development

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh.

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For Malnourished Children, New Therapeutic Food Boosts Gut Microbes, Healthy Development

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh.

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Here's Why Sangamo Therapeutics Jumped 23% In June

Shares of Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SGMO) jumped 23% in June, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, boosted by results from the phase 1/2 Alta clinical trial of SB-525 in patients with severe hemophilia A that were released...
Related topics: Nasdaq

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Novel Therapy For Acute Migraine Shows Promise In Phase 3 Clinical Trial

A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial. The drug, rimegepant, is awaiting US Food and Drug Administration...
Related topics: Migraine, Food And Drug Administration

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Kidney Patients Are Neglected In Clinical Trials

The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. Over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases worldwide, a number which signifies epidemic...

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Pitt/upmc To Lead $19.2 Million Trial To Test Red Cell Exchange In Sickle Cell Disease

Patients with sickle cell disease experience severe organ damage leading to early death. An international clinical trial funded by the NIH will test whether red cell exchange, which replaces sicked red blood cells with normal ones could prevent or...
Related topics: Blood Test

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Does The Ketogenic Diet Improve Neurological Outcomes For Patients With Spinal Cord Injury?

In the first clinical trial of its kind, researchers hope to discover whether following the ketogenic diet will help patients with acute spinal cord injuries regain sensory and motor functions faster than those who do not follow the diet.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Type 2 Diabetes: 3 New Messages For Pcps From Ada 2019

What three messages from the numerous clinical trials presented at this year's ADA meeting will change primary care? Medscape Family Medicine
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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