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Trials for EIi Lilly's coronavirus antibody treatment paused

BREAKING: Trials for EIi Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment paused over a ‘potential safety concern’ less than a week after the firm applied for emergency FDA approval of its experimental drug An independent safety monitoring group recommended Eli Lilly pause its trials for a coronavirus antibody drug on Tuesday   Eli Lilly announced Wednesday that it will […]

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Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin: Hospital procedure that takes less than an hour may improve daily lives for diabetics Trial of new procedure saw 75 per cent of diabetic patients stop using insulin  New method sees a small balloon with hot water passed down patient’s throat  Around a quarter of Type 2 […]

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Drug Combo Approved for First-Line Treatment of Mesothelioma

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 — On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a drug combination for first-line treatment of unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) — the first drug regimen to be approved for mesothelioma in 16 years. The combined regimen of Opdivo (nivolumab) 360 mg every three weeks and Yervoy […]

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A single-application treatment for ear infections that doesn’t need refrigeration

Outer ear infections, which affect millions of people each year, are typically caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus. Repeatedly administering antibiotic drops, the standard treatment, can be a problem for some people, and the only single-use suspension currently available needs to be kept and handled cold. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials […]

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‘Scavenger’ molecule may point to new atherosclerosis treatment

A small-molecule “scavenger” that reduces inflammation and formation of atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels in mice potentially could lead to a new approach for treating atherosclerosis in humans, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The scavenger molecule, called 2-HOBA, reversed the damaging impact of oxidative stress, a key contributor to atherosclerosis, in a […]

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Researchers test antibody drug as treatment for COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers are investigating whether a combination of specific antibodies can reduce early symptoms of COVID-19 in people with mild to moderate cases of the disease. heir effort is part of a multisite clinical trial of an antibody drug developed by Eli Lilly and AbCellera that aims to enroll 550 participants at hospitals and […]

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Researcher seeks safer, more effective leukemia treatment

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplantation, or “haplo-BMT,” providng an alternative source of stem cells for patients […]