UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity

UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity… and it could be the key to ending lockdown Some 20,000 antibody testing kits are being sent to homes across the country 5,000 tests have gone out and 15,000 more will be distributed in coming days World-renowned epidemiologist Professor Sir Rory Collins is leading the trial  Here’s how […]

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First clinical trial with genetically modified malaria vaccine completed

In an innovative study, Radboudumc and LUMC jointly tested a candidate vaccine based on a genetically weakened malaria parasite. The results of this clinical trial, published in Science Translational Medicine, show that the vaccine is safe and elicits a defense response against a malaria infection. Malaria is a major infectious disease, caused by a parasite with a complicated life cycle […]

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Medicinal cannabis given to 20,000 Brit patients in first major trial

Medicinal cannabis will be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial of drug’s impact – a year after it was made legal on the NHS Project, named Twenty21, was launched yesterday and will run until end of 2021 To test impact on chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette’s, anxiety, addiction Medical marijuana been legal since last November but […]

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NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women

NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women in a bid to protect newborns from deadly illnesses including pneumonia and sepsis A £2.8million study will compare the ECM test and ‘bedside test’ Currently, there is no routine screening for GBS, which is in one in five women But cases have risen by almost a third in 20 […]

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First-ever US clinical trial of engineered iPSC-derived cell therapy for blood cancer

A new cancer clinical trial has opened at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center that leverages the groundbreaking research on stem cells and natural killer (NK) cells done at the Masonic Cancer Center and applies it to attack acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and B-cell lymphoma. The first-of-its-kind NK cell cancer immunotherapy, called FT516, is manufactured from a […]

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Low income cancer patients and those without insurance see fewer trial benefits

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held September 6 and 7 in San Diego. Cancer patients who enroll in a clinical trial and have no health […]

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Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Researchers in Uganda are launching the largest-ever trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people. The trial of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine involves up to 800 people and is supported by Doctors without Borders and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Pontiano […]

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Psychotherapy should be first-line treatment for depression in young people, trial finds

Young people seeking support for depression should be offered psychotherapy as the first line of treatment, a clinical trial by researchers at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found. Associate Professor Christopher Davey, head of mood disorder research at Orygen, said the clinical trial results emphasised the importance of a multi-faceted approach to treating depression […]

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