Home News Clinical Trials VLP Therapeutics Receives FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application and Initiates First Clinical Trial of VLPM01 Malaria Vaccine Gaithersburg, MD – February 4, 2019 — VLP Therapeutics today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an investigational new drug (IND) application for a clinical trial of […]Continue Reading ...
New research from McGill University has found that a virus infecting the Leishmania parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the way to new vaccines against infections that cause severe disfiguration. Much like animals, viruses evolve to improve their chances of survival. Every year, the influenza virus […]Continue Reading ...
Accelerated aging of cognitive networks after illness onset offers potential for early intervention, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of two brain networks important for general cognition—the frontoparietal network (FPN) and cingulo-opercular network (CON)—according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. Efficiency of the FPN network was normal […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 30 2019 Promega Corporation announced today it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to sell tools and reagents for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, providing scientists new tools for interrogating endogenous biology. Under the agreement, Promega will combine CRISPR-Cas9 technology with its products that knock-in Promega genetic reporters […]Continue Reading ...
One moment, 15-year-old Francesco “Chicco” Adamo was kayaking on a San Mateo lagoon with his father, Filippo. The next, he was fighting for his life, being transported to Stanford Health Care’s Emergency Department where the Level 1 pediatric trauma team performed multiple, simultaneous surgeries to treat severe wounds inflicted by a motor boat that crashed […]Continue Reading ...
The immune system is the body’s best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer. Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune system to reveal new clues that may help in efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. SFU professor Mark Brockman and co-authors from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have […]Continue Reading ...
A vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available with funding secured for preclinical trials. Professor James Paton, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases and his team have been working on a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) that could save two […]Continue Reading ...
Stem cells are vital for therapeutic treatments to repair and build human tissue including skin and muscles. Researchers are constantly looking for ways to make stem cells work better, with worldwide demand for the cells far outstripping supply. Now researchers have discovered a way to generate more stem cells cheaply and quickly, using tropoelastin – […]Continue Reading ...
Current tools used to predict prostate cancer progression are generally subjective in nature, leading to differing interpretations among clinicians A team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a novel machine-learning framework that distinguishes between low- and […]Continue Reading ...
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year — including among people who had previously shunned the shots. Orders for two types of measles vaccines in Clark County were up nearly 500 percent in January compared to the […]Continue Reading ...
BBMRI-LPC (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure – Large Prospective Cohorts) EU infrastructure project was implemented during the years 2013 – 2017. The main findings of this work have now been published in the New Biotechnology journal. Biobank samples and data from studies of large prospective cohorts represent an invaluable resource for health research. Efficient sharing […]Continue Reading ...
NanoView Biosciences, Inc. today launched its first product, the ExoView™ platform, to enable the accurate identification and characterization of exosomes. The platform is on display this week at the SLAS 2019 International Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. Detection of EVs bound to the ExoView chip. The imager detects bound EVs when attached to a […]Continue Reading ...
For patients at the end of life, palliative care can prolong survival and improve the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness and for their families. But studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative care than their counterparts. A new study conducted by investigators at […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning patients and doctors, who use at-home or in-the-office medical devices to monitor levels of the blood thinner warfarin, that certain test strips used with the devices may provide inaccurate results and should not be relied upon to adjust the drug dosage. Medical product distributor Terrific Care/Medex […]Continue Reading ...
Findings caution against possible side effects of cancer nanomedicines and other common nanoparticles but paves the way for safer design and better treatment strategies Nanoparticles can be found in processed food (e.g. food additives), consumer products (e.g. sunscreen) and even in medicine. While these tiny particles could have large untapped potential and novel new applications, […]Continue Reading ...
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