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ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
CDISC and C-Path develop new standard to streamline data for animal rule studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and CDISC are pleased to announce the release of a global Foundational Standard that describes how to... more
More patients may opt for minimally invasive heart valve procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice... more
Committee calls for cheese products to display warning about breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to push for cheese manufacturers to place breast cancer warning labels... more
Canada's Decision To Make Public More Clinical Trial Data Puts Pressure On FDA  NPR · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration treats most data it gets on the development of new drugs and medical devices as confidential... more
Researchers develop customized drug treatment to bypass patient’s unique mutation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An unprecedented case at Boston Children's Hospital shows that it's possible to do something that's never been done before: identify a patient's unique mutation, design a customized drug... more
CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme programmed to destroy viruses in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses -- Ebola, Zika and flu, for example -- and most have no FDA-approved treatments. more
CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the... more
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute wins FDA contract to develop new Sentinel Innovation Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded a contract that may reach $220 million over the next five years... more
Paclitaxel-coated devices are safe for unblocking arteries in lower limbs, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study of nearly 65,000 people suggests that devices coated with a drug called paclitaxel that are used for widening blocked arteries in legs... more
New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, as part of a special issue “Heart Failure: From Molecular Basis to Therapy”, in August 2019, shows that aliskiren, a... more
FDA approves Pfenex's osteoporosis therapy  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a bone-building drug from Pfenex Inc to treat osteoporosis in certain patients at high risk for fractures,... more
NIH grants boost rare diseases research efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Of an estimated 6,500 to 7,000 known rare diseases, only a fraction - maybe 5% - have U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments. more
Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Treatment with two common FDA-approved gout medications have been found to cause rapid death to the parasites that cause elephantiasis. more
High-risk surgical patients with severe aortic stenosis can benefit from new TAVR system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Portico IDE study found that 30-day safety and one-year effectiveness outcomes of a novel self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system... more
FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The United States Food and Drug Administration have issued a warning regarding some substances present in a brand of Ranitidine that could be carcinogenic. In their first warning issued on the 13th... more
Oncologists respond swiftly to FDA safety alerts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Within six months of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) move to restrict the label of two immunotherapies, usage of those therapies among oncologists dropped by about 50 percent, according to a new... more
[Research Articles] IFN-{gamma} enhances cell-mediated cytotoxicity against keratinocytes via JAK2/STAT1 in lichen planus  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic debilitating inflammatory disease of unknown etiology affecting the skin, nails, and mucosa with no current FDA-approved... more
GlobalData: First peanut allergy therapy unlikely to be a good choice for all patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee gave Palforzia a resounding vote of confidence and GlobalData believes that the committee’s strong... more
7-year-old treated with FDA-approved gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When Zion Grant was 3 months old his mother Daisy Dodd noticed he wasn't tracking her with his eyes. Zion would fixate on a light in the room,... more
Oncologists respond quickly to emerging FDA safety data for drugs, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Within six months of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's move to restrict the label of two immunotherapies, usage of those therapies among oncologists... more
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