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Microsoft starts to support clinical trials

Technology leader Microsoft has entered into a partnership with the life sciences consulting firm Parexel. This is to develop software capable of accelerating drug development for clinical trials.

FDA suspends clinical trial after three deaths

A clinical trial of a promising new therapy in which white blood cells are reprogrammed to attack cancer cells has resulted in the deaths of three patients. As a result, the U.S. FDA has suspended the trial.

Parkinson’s symptoms blocked in mice

Scientists, blocking an enzyme, have been able to block the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is not a cure, but it could be the basis for managed treatment program.

Personalized medicines lead to improved patient outcomes

Personalized medicines have received a great deal of attention, where medicines are fashioned for particular patients. Now the first major study indicates that these medicines are demonstrably effective.

Canadian company stops Ebola drug trial for lack of results

Trials have ceased of what was thought to be a promising drug to treat West Africans infected with the Ebola virus. Canadian company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, announced that its TKM-Ebola drug trials in Sierra Leone have been stopped.

Social media used to recruit volunteers for medical study

The companies behind the “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network website plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.

Multiple Ebola drug trial planned

Washington - Due to the rising number of Ebola cases a clinical trial in the U.S. for Ebola drugs will be run in an unusual way: multiple drugs will be tested within the same trial.

Study to explore medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are to examine the genes from people with a form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and who have been treated with medical marijuana. The aim is to see if medical marijuana helps.

Autism study at Duke draws skepticism from experts

Durham - A bold, new study led by researchers at Duke University seeks to examine the applicability of umbilical cord stem cells for use in the treatment of autism.

Wonder polymer could treat heart attacks

Medical research has shown that the injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following a heart attack.

Breakthrough breast cancer drug discovered

A research team from UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program have reported a four-fold increase in tumor suppression times in women with certain breast cancer.

JAMA study shows daily multivitamins can reduce cancer risk

A newly released study shows that men who take a daily multivitamin may be able to reduce their risk of some types of cancer.

Big Pharma looking for cure for Alzheimer's Disease

Nearly 100 drugs are in the clinical trial phase or under federal review for use in treating Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, pharmaceutical industry analysts report.

Scientists plan for 2008 large scale stem cell trial in China, Taiwan

There are plans for a large clinical trial beginning in 2008, involving stem cell treatments for people suffering from spinal cord injuries in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
 

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Funding for MS Treatment Clinical Trials - April 5  2011 - Winnipeg  Manitoba
Funding for MS Treatment Clinical Trials - April 5, 2011 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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