NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) announced today that it has enrolled the first patient in a Phase 3 clinical trial of the Zydis® orally dissolving tablet (“ODT”) formulation of rimegepant for the acute treatment of migraine. Rimegepant is a potent, orally available small molecule calcitonin […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. CHICAGO — Kids with type 1 diabetes as young as 7-years-old could benefit from a closed-loop insulin pump system, researchers reported here. In […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Four faculty members at New Mexico State University have published findings of their study involving effective measures to remedy stress among adolescents. The research, which was completed by faculty members from NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing and an associate professor from the University of San Francisco, focused […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Researchers from Valencia’s UCH CEU University have developed ocular inserts which allow a patient’s cornea to absorb more antibiotics than current methods The anatomic and physiologic structure of the eyes constitutes by itself an important barrier when administering medicine. The amount of medicine that passes through the cornea by applying creams or […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. In mounting a major randomized trial of alcohol’s health effects, NIH officials reached out to the beverage industry for funding, the New York Times found. And another big NIH trial, dubbed ISCHEMIA, is also stirring controversy after leaders instituted a late change to the primary endpoint, writes Larry […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). The cells also re-establish their normal organization and function. The findings point to potential therapies for controlling inflammation and slowing progression of […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 An international team of researchers found how cancer cells respond to DNA damage signaling when in low oxygen, or hypoxia. Through comprehensive gene expression analyses, the team determined how one family of genes controls DNA damage response, as well as how it weakens the effectiveness of anticancer therapies. Our bodies have strict […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, March 19, 2018 — You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the more you drink, the faster your heart beats. To come to that conclusion, German doctors monitored the alcohol consumption […]Continue Reading ...
Until very recently, Parkinson’s had been thought a disease that starts in the brain, destroying motion centers and resulting in the tremors and loss of movement. New research published this week in the journal Brain, shows the most common Parkinson’s gene mutation may change how immune cells react to generic infections like colds, which in […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Treating people with advanced metastatic kidney cancer using a combination of the immunotherapy drugs nivolumab (Opdivo®) and ipilimumab (Yervoy®) significantly increased overall survival versus treatment with sunitinib (Sutent®) alone, according to new findings from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) that were reported today in the New England Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Audience: Risk Manager, Surgery, Neurology, Nursing [Posted 03/22/2018] ISSUE: The FDA is providing preliminary information about the potential for unintended heating and patient injury with use of the Monteris Medical NeuroBlate probe, which is part of the NeuroBlate System, and bringing to your attention a Class I recall for the device. A […]Continue Reading ...
Michael Naish from Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western and Ana Luisa Trejos from Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western examine a prototype of a wearable tremor suppression glove modeled by Western doctoral student Yue Zhou, who 3D-printed its key components. Credit: Paul Mayne A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 The Trump administration is weighing whether to allow Texas to receive millions of federal Medicaid dollars for its family planning program, which bars abortion providers. The Lone Star State eliminated its Medicaid-funded family planning program five years ago when state officials said they wanted to specifically exclude Planned Parenthood because the group […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We found that one form of menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may […]Continue Reading ...
For reasons that are unclear to me, ICD-10 was foisted on physicians in 2015 and mandated by CMS. Now, when classifying heart failure one is consistently badgered by hospital coding monitors to specify whether a patient has systolic heart failure (HF), diastolic HF — I50.3 (diastolic [congestive] HF) — or combined systolic and diastolic HF. […]Continue Reading ...
- Biohaven Enrolls First Patient In Phase 3 Clinical Trial To Evaluate Rimegepant Zydis® ODT In The Acute Treatment Of Migraine
- ‘Bionic Pancreas’ OK for Very Young T1D Patients
- Parkinson’s gene initiates disease outside of the brain
- NMSU researchers publish findings on effective measures to remedy stress among adolescents
- Immunotherapy combination increases overall survival in people with kidney cancer, study shows
- New ocular inserts allow patient’s cornea to absorb more antibiotics
- FDA Alert: NeuroBlate Probe by Monteris Medical: Letter to Health Care Providers, Class I Recall
- Morning Break: Booze Study Brouhaha; Stem Cells for MS; Big Debt Problem
- New wearable tech from Western may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s
- Immune cells can repopulate in the retina after elimination, mice study shows
- States extend Medicaid for birth control, cutting costs — and future enrollment
- Research provides better understanding of how cancerous cells behave in low oxygen
- Menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may benefit the brain
- Booze Boosts Your Heart Rate
- Skeptical Cardiologist: Classifying Heart Failure
- Instead of nagging your spouse to lose weight, try going on a diet yourself
- Neem Biotech to share findings on cystic fibrosis biofilm disruption at ECFS Basic Science Conference
- Study uncovers new genetic cause of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy
- ENDO: Big Breakfast May Help in Diabetics
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