Breaking news on Clinical trials
New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers published
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.
Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression published
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS.
Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger published
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 PST
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm.
Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells published
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
New research finds that combining the drug metformin with an antihypertensive drug cuts off the energy supply to cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.
Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach? published
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:00:00 PST
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer's drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward.
This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia published
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:00:00 PST
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk published
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 PST
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.
'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check published
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 PST
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.
New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy published
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:00:00 PST
A new clinical trial finds that a novel drug can boost the strength of radiation therapy in the fight against cancer with 'minimal side effects.'
Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health published
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 PST
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.
Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent published
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.
New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial published
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PST
A new antibiotic able to kill drug-resistant bacteria proves to be safe and effective in a phase II clinical trial, offering fresh hope in a global crisis.
Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells published
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 03:00:00 PST
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.
Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer published
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PST
A new trial confirms that a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy boosts survival rates for people with triple-negative breast cancer.
Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors published
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:00:00 PST
New research finds that the derivative of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree bark can destroy drug-resistant pancreatic tumors.
Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes published
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PST
A new clinical trial reports that a weight loss drug can reduce diabetes risk and increases the chances of remission among those who have the condition.
New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors published
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:00:00 PST
A new cancer vaccine shows promise for treating a range of more aggressive HER2-positive cancers in an early, phase I clinical trial.
Drug resistance: 'Trojan horse' compound kills bacteria from within published
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 03:00:00 PST
Researchers have found a way to 'trick' bacteria into eating a compound that is similar to iron and destroys the microbes from the inside.
Using the body clock to make drugs more effective published
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:00:00 PST
A new database of circadian changes in genetic expression can help physicians time drugs so that they're synched up to the patient's body clock.
Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective published
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:00:00 PST
Researchers have developed a compound that simultaneously stops the addictive action of opioids and relieves chronic pain as effectively as morphine.
MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage published
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PST
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial shows that a new drug can reduce the atrophy of the brain, which is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis.
New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressure published
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:00:00 PST
Hypertension is very common, and it's a major cardiovascular risk factor. An innovative 'three in one' pill may help treat it more easily and effectively.
New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions published
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PST
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.
Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique published
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PST
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.
Endometriosis drug approved by the FDA to reduce pain published
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PST
For the first time in over a decade, the Food and Drug Administration approve an oral drug specifically designed for endometriosis pain.