World Health Survey News
Is your Hand Sanitizer Dangerous?
An updated FDA list of banned or recalled hand sanitizers.
Massive Call for Volunteers in Phase 3 Trials for a Coronavirus Vaccine
60,000 participants are needed for two Phase 3 clinical trials testing the effectiveness and safety of their vaccines.
How to Participate in a Clinical Trial
How can you find a clinical trial that matches your condition, or how can you participate as a healthy adult to help make new treatments available to the public?
Augmenting Clinical Trials with AI
AI can make clinical trials faster, more reliable, and more secure, providing intelligence that humans alone can't achieve.
A Unique Approach to Clinical Trials
A collaboration between 23andMe and GSK aims to develop a cancer drug based on examining the role genetics play in disease.
Text-Messaging Helps the Mentally Ill
A clinical trial concluded that text-messaging patients with severe mental illnesses was safe and patients claimed it "made them feel better."
Detecting Chance of Breast Cancer Relapse with a Liquid Biopsy
Triple-negative breast cancer patients can now confirm their chance of relapse with a simple blood draw.
Helping Patients Adhere to Clinical Trial Protocols
A smartphone app and reusable dispensing cap help patients take correct doses, and provides CROs with real-time data.
Want to Live Longer? Get your Protein from Plants instead of Animals
Swapping your red meat for beans, or your eggs for tofu can have a dramatic effect on your health and longevity.
What It's Like to be a COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer
A COVID-19 clinical trial volunteer tells us what the process was like and what is still to come in testing for a vaccine.
Why are Older Adults Underrepresented in COVID Vaccine Clinical Trials?
If the elderly are the group most affected by COVID, why are they being excluded from COVID vaccine trials?
Fake Patients can Ruin Clinical Trial Results
Applicants who lie about their medical condition or their current drug regime in order to participate in a paid trial can undermine the validity of the study.
New Syringe Technology to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines
ApiJect has been tasked with producing 100 million devices capable of delivering COVID-19 vaccines by year-end.
Low-Dose Radiation: an Old Idea for a New Disease COVID-19
Doctors are divided as to whether radiation as a COVID-19 therapy should even be tested, fearing cancer may result.
Remote Technology overcomes COVID-Imposed Obstacles for Clinical Trials
Trial sponsors find new technologies to get around restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
Can CBD be an Effective Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder?
A clinical trial for 7-14 year-olds seeks to determine if CBD is an effective treatment for severe symptoms of autism.
FDA Opens Eligibility for Cancer Clinical Trials to Younger Participants
Cancer clinical trials can now include participants that are the age the drugs are being designed for.
If Favipiravir is so Effective against COVID-19, why is no one in the US Talking About It?
Favipiravir proves itself 44% more effective than a placebo in clearing patients of COVID-19.
Clinical Trial aims to help People with Cancer cope with COVID-19
Can the immune-boosting properties of IMM-101 help mitigate the severity of COVID-19 in people being treated for cancer?
Diversity in Clinical Trial Volunteers is need to Ensure Standard Efficacy in Drugs
You may react up to 20% differently to FDA approved drugs depending on your racial makeup.
Virtual Clinical Trials - The Future is Here
COVID-19 has forced even clinical trials to adapt to a virtual model of investigating new medications.
Tens of Thousands of Volunteers are Needed to Test Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines
This is your chance to be part of something special as volunteers are asked to participate in testing experimental vaccines.
First Ever Clinical Trial of THC Confirms its Efficacy against Chronic Pain
Using their innovative Sype Inhaler, researchers delivered precisely measured doses of THC that enabled this study.
Large Clinical Trials deliver Better Data
UK researchers use large numbers of participants to ensure the outcomes of their trials are accurate.
Low Fat, High Fiber Diat may help Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Contrary to current beliefs, diets high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber help ease symptoms for people with ulcerative colitis.
Fragile X Syndrome Reversed
MIT scientists have successfully reversed the symptoms of of Fragile X in mice, a disorder that is the leading cause of inheritable autism.
New Wearable Device Accurately Tracks Blood Sugar
No more needles! Tracking your blood sugar with this prototype technology is as simple as checking your phone.
Clinical Trial Tests Nasal Spray and Gargle as COVID-19 Preventative
Scientists are testing an antiseptic nasal spray and gargle for effectiveness in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Prenatal Exposure to 'Good Bacteria' can reduce Risk of Autism
Prenatal exposure to beneficial bacteria can lower the risk of autism in offspring.
Breakthrough Blood Test Device could Detect Breast Cancer Early
Early trial results in groups of 30 and 70 people have shown test accuracy of 96.7% and 92.9%, respectively.
Newly-Identified Glaucoma-Protective Gene Variants Open Therapeutic Possibilities
Researchers have discovered that inhibiting the ANGPTL7 gene can reduce the risk of glaucoma.
A New Treatment for Chronic Nerve Pain
The "injectrode" may be a viable option for people battling chronic nerve pain.
Artificial Red Blood Cells Have More Abilities than Natural Ones
Synthetic red blood cells not only equal the natural ones but have a few added properties as well.
Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Clinical trials have proven the efficacy of Enhertu for treating non-small cell lung cancer.
World's Largest Study to 'Cure' Hangover
Researchers are successful in lowering headaches, nausea, and restlessness with a mixture of fruits, herbs, and roots.
Vitamin B3 Can Slow Down the Progression of Muscle Disease
Researchers have discovered that Vitamin B3 (niacin) can delay disease progression in patients with mitochondrial myopathy.
Nexletol is Newly Approved to Treat High Cholesterol
FDA approval of Nexletol as a cholesterol-lowering drug gives new options to those with high LDL.
A Mutated form of COVID-19 is far more Contagious
The D614G mutation is far more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain which may be why some areas were more seriously affected.
First Study of Potential Antibody Therapy against COVID-19
COVID-19 antibody therapy could be ready by the fall if clinical trials validate its efficacy.
Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Improves Outcomes
New robotic surgery provides better surgical outcomes for knee replacement procedures.
Extracorporeal Life Support may aid Severe COVID-19 Patients
ECMO can extend life support for patients with severe COVID-19 when ventilators alone become inadequate for survival.
Drug Combination Nearly Doubles Survival Rates for Mesothelioma Patients
The survival rates for lung cancer patients nearly doubled when ramucirumab was added to their chemotherapy regimen.
Could a Simple Blood Test Predict Diabetes?
A new blood test can predict with 85% accuracy whether postpartum women will develop type 2 diabetes.
Malaria-blocking Microbe Discovered
A microbe that provides 100% protection from malaria to mosquitoes could be the answer for protecting people as well.
Test finds that Lyme PrEP is 100% Effective against Lyme Disease
Lyme PrEP, an annual injection that promises to ward off Lyme disease, will undergo clinical trials this year.
Third Time's the Charm when it comes to Remdesivir
Remdesivir has proven to reduce COVID-19 recovery time by 31% and to slightly decrease the mortality rate.
Sniff Test Predicts Recovery in Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Researchers discover that a 'sniff test' can predict with 100% accuracy whether or not an unconscious patient will recover.
Netakimab Clinical Trial reveals its efficacy for treating Psoriasis
Significant skin improvement reported in patients treated with netakimab in the PATERA clinical trial for psoriatic arthritis.
Clinical Trial reveals effectiveness of Rituximab
Adding rituximab decreased Burkitt lymphoma treatment failures by 70 percent and increased three-year survival rate by 10 percent over chemotherapy alone.
CRISPR: Changing the way we Live and Eat
CRISPR-edited produce, grains, and meat will show up in US markets this year changing our relationship to food.
New Mobile App Provides a Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Anemia and Blood Disorders
This app will take a picture of your inner eyelid and be able to tell you if you are anemic, no blood sample required.
New Prosthetic Arm that Feels Closer to the Real Thing
This brain-controlled prosthetic is attached to nerves, muscles, and bone, enabling the user to have a sense of touch.
UM Announces Clinical Trial Treating Erectile Dysfunction With PRP
A clinical trial treating men with platelet-rich plasma hopes to relieve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Ditch chips, grab Almonds to Reduce RIsk of Heart Disease
A new clinical trial indicates that eating almonds has a positive effect on the vascular system.
WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trials for Coronavirus Treatment
Coronavirus patients given hydroxychloroquine were found to be at higher risk of death and severe complications.
Phexxi – New Birth Control Gel for Women
As Phexxi is non-hormonal, it has no side effects and boasts an 86% success rate, comparable to similar on-demand contraceptives.
First Non-statin Medication to Treat High Cholesterol
Bempedoic acid has been shown to lower cholesterol in patients whose levels are not lowered enough by taking statins alone.
Diabetes Linked with High COVID-19 Mortality Rates
A recent study has confirmed that patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have a much higher risk of in-hospital death.
An Ounce of Migraine Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure
Aimovig brings new hope to those who suffer from migraines, researchers claim it will prevent further episodes.
Brain Center that can Shut Off Pain
Researchers have discovered a small region in the brain that shuts off pain.
The Gene that Regulates Cholesterol
Researchers have discovered the gene implicated in why some people have an inherited risk for high blood cholesterol.
Implantable Kidney may Replace Dialysis
While working on The Kidney Project, William Fissel, MD, and colleagues bioengineered an implantable universal donor kidney.
New Technology Allows Remote Monitoring of Suspected COVID-19 Patients
Biologix has developed a technology called Agência FAPESP that enables remote monitoring of suspected COVID-19 patients.
Potential Drug Therapy for Liver Disease
With liver transplant as the only currently available treatment, millions of people worldwide are left to struggle with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) and its deadly consequences.
Figit Spinner for Rapid Diagnosis of UTIs
This 'figit spinner' device does not require any complicated lab procedures and can be done at home, it is cost-effective and the patient can receive the appropriate treatment faster.
Drug shows Efficacy against Contact Dermatitis
The anti-inflammatory drug APOSEC has now been found effective against contact dermatitis and other sensitive skin abrasions.
A Long-term Solution for One of the more Lethal Outbreaks in Recent Years
There is now a vaccine for Ebola hemorrhagic fever that will save thousands of lives.
Two Strange Things Killed Cancer in these Mice
"Microbubbles", guided by ultrasound, are being used as a new targeted cancer therapy.
Brain Cell Transplant helps Parkinson's Patient
Neurosurgeons have treated Parkinson's with a brain cell transplant from the patient's own reprogrammed skin cells.
Cats Can Get COVID-19 and Transmit It
Cats are susceptible to COVID-19 and can also transmit it to other cats, a new study confirms.
Tattoos Modified to be Electrodes Used for Brain Signal Measurement
Tests show that EEG measurements using tattoo electrodes are just as successful as those obtained by conventional means.
Coronavirus-Detecting Face Mask On Its Way
Scientists from Harvard and MIT are developing a face mask capable of detecting coronavirus.
Smart Devices Are Making Us Older
To understand how smart devices are making us older we have to know some facts about the light that these devices produce.
A New Hope for HIV Patients
In 2008, an important news was made public; that a patient named Timothy Ray Brown, known as the "Berlin Patient" was cured of HIV.
Research Shows this 3-Drug Combo Works for Covid-19
Recent research shows a newfound 3-drug combo works to rid COVID-19 from your body in just seven days.
CDC Reports 5.4M Adults in United States Live with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A CDC survey revealed that as many as 5.4 million adults in the US aged 18 and above live with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Fast-mimicking Diet combined with Vitamin C effective for Hard-to-treat Cancers
A study has found that a fast-mimicking diet combined with Vitamin C intake is effective in delaying tumor progression.
Breakthrough Combo of Diabetes Drugs Provides Better Blood Sugar Management
A team of researchers has formulated a two-in-one diabetes drug with insulin and amylin infused together.
Acupuncture may Alleviate Indigestion
There is no particular reason as to why postprandial distress syndrome happens, but researchers have now found that acupuncture might help ease these symptoms.
Scientists Develop New Technology to Discern the Cause and Types of Blood Clots
This new technology called Intelligent Platelet Aggregate Classifier helps identify many different types of blood clots.
A New Approach for Severe Depression
A new class of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of extreme depression in 90 % of the participants in a clinical study.
First COVID-19 Wearable Symptom Tracker
Researchers have developed a wearable device that could track symptoms associated with COVID-19 and monitor patient's symptoms as the disease progresses.
A 17-year battle against Alzheimer's
In phase III trials the patients showed a significant clinical improvement in the treatment of Alzheimer's as it is the first disease-modifying therapy to be introduced in 17 years.
Diabetes Reversed in Mice for the First Time
This year dawns with a massive shot at discovering a potential cure for diabetes as scientists in St. Louis were able to cure the disease in mice for the first time.
Effective Dual-acting Osteoporosis Drug
Approved by the FDA in April, romosozumab is the first osteoporosis drug that has a simultaneous effect on bone formation and an inhibitory effect on bone resorption.
CRISPR is used to Cure Hereditary Blindness
For the first time in an adult patient's body, the CRISPR gene-editing technique was used in an effort to cure a form of childhood blindness.
MIT Scientists discover a Powerful New Antibiotic using Artificial Intelligence
MIT researchers have discovered a powerful new antibiotic compound using a machine-learning algorithm.
First Drug for Peanut Allergy Approved
The FDA has approved Palforzia, the first drug for children with potentially life-threatening peanut allergies, a ground-breaking step in the struggle against food allergies.
Ultimate Cancer Treatment
Cardiff University researchers discovered a new method of killing a wide variety of cancers by using immune system T-cell receptors.
Machine Mimicking Human Body can Preserve Donor Livers for a Week
Researchers have developed a machine that can keep donated livers functioning outside the body for up to seven days.
A Second Breath for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
A new treatment for cystic fibrosis promises remarkable improvement in the quality of life for patients who suffer this illness as the FDA approves Trikafta.