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Clinical Trial News

Australian researchers pioneer life-extending treatment for advanced melanoma patients with brain tumours

Australian researchers are the first to demonstrate that patients with advanced melanoma which has spread to the brain can have increased life expectancy and possibly even beat the disease.

Fennel 'safe and effective' for easing menopause symptoms, study confirms

For women going through menopause, fennel may offer safe and effective symptom relief, confirms a small, placebo-controlled trial.

Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans

A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.

First ever nasal spray therapy successful in treating rapid heart rate condition

New study results show innovative medication has potential to change the way patients are treated for a debilitating cardiac arrhythmia.

Do red Smarties make you happier? 'Live the trial' class debunks the myth

A test to assess the effect of red Smarties on happiness has been used to teach the often "dull" or "boring" concepts of clinical research.

New nanotechnology application for difficult-to-treat cancers

A new treatment combining shock waves with nanoparticles can successfully treat tumours that are difficult to target using conventional chemotherapy.

Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical...

Type 1 diabetes cured in mice using gene therapy

Researchers reveal how they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice by restoring insulin production using a novel gene therapy technique.

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