Potential Treatment for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis to Start Clinical Trials Next Year
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Potential Treatment for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis to Start Clinical Trials Next Year

According to a story from Markets Insider, the biotechnology company Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced encouraging proof-of-concept data for its lead medical product larazotide acetate. This experimental drug appears to…

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Gut Microbiota May be able to Determine Risk for Esophageal Cancer
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Gut Microbiota May be able to Determine Risk for Esophageal Cancer

For esophageal cancer (like many rare conditions), early diagnosis means a better prognosis. Unfortunately, until now there haven't been many ways to determine whether or not an individual may be at…

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The Role of Genetic Testing in Diagnosing Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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The Role of Genetic Testing in Diagnosing Myelodysplastic Syndromes

A recent article titled ‘How I use molecular genetic tests to evaluate patients who have or may have myelodysplastic syndromes’ published in the journal Blood discusses the role of genetic testing for…

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Novartis and Pfizer Join Forces to Treat Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
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Novartis and Pfizer Join Forces to Treat Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

According to a story from globenewswire.com, the drug developers Pfizer and Novartis have recently announced the beginning of a collaborative effort to test new potential therapies for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).…

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Phase 2 Trial for an Experimental Epidermolysis Bullosa Treatment Begins Enrollment
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Phase 2 Trial for an Experimental Epidermolysis Bullosa Treatment Begins Enrollment

According to a story from epidermolysisbullosanews.com, the biotechnology company TWi Biotechnology, Inc., recently announced that is has begun enrollment for its Phase 2 trial. This trial will test the company's…

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Interim Data Has Been Released From a Study of a Drug For RET-Altered Thyroid Cancer

Loxo Oncology has shared interim clinical data from an ongoing study of the drug LOXO-292. The study, a Phase 1/2 clinical trial, involves patients with RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer, as…

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Deciphering Developmental Disorders: A Major Study is Enabling New Diagnoses
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Deciphering Developmental Disorders: A Major Study is Enabling New Diagnoses

  A major genetic research project called the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) study is helping families to receive diagnoses, and, in some cases, even identifying new disorders. For more information,…

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The FDA is Modernising Their Drug Development Processes
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The FDA is Modernising Their Drug Development Processes

In a recent statement, Scott Gottlieb, the Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has re-affirmed the organisation’s commitment to modernising drug regulatory pathways. New changes are hoped to…

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New Imaging Technology could Improve Research for Parkinson’s Disease
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New Imaging Technology could Improve Research for Parkinson’s Disease

The problem Synapses in the brain are the connections between neurons that allow them to communicate with one another. In a healthy brain at least, that's how chemical signals are successfully…

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Study Suggests That Some Scleroderma Patients Could Benefit From Stem Cell Transplant

According to a story from the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, a group of researchers associated with the school recently published a study that indicated that certain scleroderma patients that…

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Mutations are the Key to Predicting Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Study Says
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Mutations are the Key to Predicting Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Study Says

According to a story from Cure Today, a recent study has found that identifying mutations in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms may be the key in predicting outcomes, such as disease…

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How do Doctors Take Into Account Potential Drug Side Effects and Harm?
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How do Doctors Take Into Account Potential Drug Side Effects and Harm?

According to a story from mdmag.com, the publication recently conducted an interview with Dr. Eric Ruderman. Eric is a professor at Northwestern University with the Division of Rheumatology. The magazine…

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Updates on Studies Investigating Lenabasum as a Potential Treatment for Systemic Sclerosis and Dermatomyositis
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Updates on Studies Investigating Lenabasum as a Potential Treatment for Systemic Sclerosis and Dermatomyositis

New data has been released about the effects of lenabasum, an experimental drug, on patients with systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis. Corbus, who are developing lenabasum, are planning to present the…

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Cannabis Study Highlights Effectiveness for Chronic Pain Without Getting ‘High’
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Cannabis Study Highlights Effectiveness for Chronic Pain Without Getting ‘High’

The cultural evolution of marijuana hit a new high when Canada recently legalized its recreational use, which also helped opened the door further to the medical exploration of marijuana's effectiveness.…

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