The partial hold on trials of intrathecal administration stem from safety concerns in animals and does not affect Zolgensma intravenous infusion, which is already approved for spinal muscular atrophy. Medscape Medical News
Amgen Inc said on Thursday it will take a 20.5% stake in BeiGene Ltd in a deal to expand the California-based biotechnology company’s presence in China, the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market.
An FDA advisory panel believes the benefits of a combined hormonal contraceptive patch outweigh potential risks and that it gives women another birth control option, despite concerns noted by the FDA. Medscape Medical News
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head creates images of the skull, brain, and other parts of the head. Read about the uses, procedure, and risks of CT head scans here.
A phase three clinical trial determined that a 3-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have a single copy of the most common genetic mutation for the disease.
Scientists are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma.
‘PollyO’ is a new hazelnut variety from the Oregon State University Breeding Program that combines a high level of resistance to eastern filbert fungal blight along with high nut yield.
A new study illustrates that the brain’s cerebrospinal fluid pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow. It may confirm the hypothesis that CSF flow and slow-wave activity both help flush toxic,…
(Reuters Health) – Cardiac rehab, known to be helpful after heart attacks, may also aid recovery from heart valve surgery, a study suggests.
Communication and resolution programs emphasize transparency, patient-centeredness, and learning when a harm event has occurred. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters Health) – Although many minority cancer survivors would prefer to see doctors who share or understand their cultural background, that often doesn’t happen, a new U.S. study suggests.
The 26-year-old was injecting a mouse with the vaccina virus (VACV) when the needle pricked her finger. It swelled and turned black, but after getting treatment, she recovered. The CDC was contacted. WebMD Health News
In the largest phase 3 drug trial to date for eosinophilic esophagitis, an experimental oral solution provided relief for patients with limited treatment choices. Medscape Medical News
Some people take apple cider vinegar for bloating, but there is little scientific evidence for this remedy. Find out about the potential benefits and risks of apple cider vinegar for bloating here.
The benefits of low-dose aspirin for patients with CVD are well established. A retrospective review suggests it may also decrease the growth rate of brain aneurysms. Medscape Medical News
Doctors may typically hold off on operating until gallbladder inflammation has gone down and antibiotics have started working on an infection. But the study found that waiting more than 72 hours for surgery led to a higher rate of complications and lon…
Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease.
Tests with rats and pig tissues showed that the tape can tightly seal tissues, such as the lungs and intestines, within 5 seconds, according to the study published Oct. 30 in the journal Nature.
Causes of sudden cardiac death other than ventricular tachyarrhythmia may need to be identified in patients with diabetes after investigators find ICDs do not reduce mortality in these patients. Medscape Medical News
Amgen Inc said on Thursday it will acquire a 20.5% stake in BeiGene Ltd in a deal that will enable the California-based biotechnology company to expand its presence in China, the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market.