- Putting The Lab In The Patient- New Device Helps Tailor Personalized Cancer Treatment
More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer but predicting which ones will help a particular patient hasn't really been possible. A new device may change that. It is an implantable device, about the size of the grain of rice, and can carry ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2015 - 2:00am
- 'Excellent Clinical Outcomes' For Brain Blood Vessel Malformation Surgery
Interventional treatments such as surgery provide good functional outcomes and a high cure rate for patients with lower-grade arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, according to a new study. These findings contrast with a recent trial reporting ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2015 - 4:50pm
- Bone Tissue Regeneration Using Proteins Secreted By Stem Cells
Scientists have discovered a way to regrow bone tissue using the protein signals produced by stem cells, which improves on older therapies by providing a sustainable source for fresh tissue and reducing the risk of tumor formation that can arise with stem ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2015 - 11:00am
- Damaged Hearts Repaired With Pig Parts
By Marsha Lewis, Inside Science – The statistics are shocking. Almost half of all Americans live with one or more risk factors for a heart attack. Now, bioengineers at the Christman Lab at the University of California, San Diego have created a material t ...
Article - Inside Science - May 19 2015 - 9:01am
- Clinical Trial Demonstrates Non-Invasive Expulsion Of Kidney Stones
At the 2015 American Urological Association annual meeting in New Orleans, Dr. Jonathan Harper will present the findings of an FDA-registered "first in humans" trial to non-surgically propel and expel kidney stones from the body. Harper and colle ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2015 - 3:07pm
- Mystery Of Morgellons- Disease Or Delusion- Scientific Hypothesis Of Connection With Lyme Disease
One day you feel a strange stinging, biting or crawling sensation beneath your skin, which just won't go away. Then fibres begin to protrude from the skin or you may see red or blue lines below the surface of your skin. Eventually sores erupt all ove ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 4 2016 - 11:29am
- Researchers Find Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System
I saw this in today’s Daily Mail: Landmark discovery about the brain 'will have scientists rewriting textbooks'- and could help treat conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's and here is a copy of the University of Virginia press release fo ...
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Jun 5 2015 - 10:46am
- Behavior Matters: Redesigning The Clinical Trial To Account For Behavior
When a new type of drug or therapy is discovered, double-blind randomized controlled trials (DBRCTs) are the gold standard for evaluating them. These trials, which have been used for years, were designed to determine the true efficacy of a treatment free ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2015 - 5:43am
- Phase IIb Pivotal Clinical Study Of P2B001 For The Treatment Of Early Stage Parkinson's Disease
The Phase IIb pivotal study of P2B001 for the treatment of early stage Parkinson's Disease has been announced as a success. P2B001 is a combination of low dose pramipexole and low dose rasagiline administered as a proprietary sustained release formu ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2015 - 12:21pm
- Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis Shows Beneficial Effect On Lung Function
For the first time gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has shown a significant benefit in lung function compared with placebo, in a phase 2 randomized trial. The technique replaces the defective gene response for cystic fibrosis by using inhaled molecules of ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 3 2015 - 5:14am