Women's reproductive health may never be the same, thanks to
Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser and his
first-of-its-kind intravaginal ring that reliably delivers an
antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive for months.
Single-patient, or n-of-1, trials may be a useful method for
determining which patients are experiencing true statin-related
discomfort and which patients may be able to continue therapy,
according to an article being published in Annals of Internal
Medicine.Statins are recommended to reduce risk for heart disease,
stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
An analysis of nearly 24,000 active human research clinical
trials found that between 5 percent and 16 percent fall into a
regulatory gap and are not covered by two major federal
regulations, according to a study in JAMA. These trials studied
interventions other than drugs or devices (e.g., behavioral,
An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing
patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a
new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of
Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Phase 2 trial results published in Hepatology, a journal of
the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggests
the potential for Glycerol Phenylbutyrate (GPB) to reduce hepatic
encephalopathy episodes in patients with cirrhosis, with a safety
profile similar to placebo.
Half of melanoma patients with the BRAF mutation have a
positive response to treatment with BRAF inhibitors, but nearly all
of those patients develop resistance to the drugs and experience
A clinical study on a promising treatment for Type 1 diabetes
developed by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher
in collaboration with the University of Colorado Health Science
Center had an "exceptional outcome" after an eight-week treatment
of Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT).
The largest ever trial of adult stem cell therapy in heart
attack patients has begun at The London Chest Hospital in the UK.
Heart disease is the world's leading cause of death. Globally, more
than 17 million people died from heart disease last year. In the
US, over 1 million people suffer a heart attack each year, and
about half of them die.