Breaking news on Clinical trials
Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms published
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.
Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care published
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial published
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications.
Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain published
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
An analysis of trial results reveals the mechanism through which the cancer drug nilotinib increases brain dopamine in people with Parkinson's disease.
New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression published
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.
New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs published
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
The results of a preclinical trial show that a new drug may stop sepsis, which is a potentially fatal condition, from progressing.
New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson's published
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:00:00 PDT
A series of clinical trials have concluded that a new therapy, alongside a novel method of delivery, could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease.
New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers published
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
Researchers have found a way to 'trick' bacteria into eating a compound that is similar to iron and destroys the microbes from the inside.