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Clinical trials are a type of research study to explore whether a medical treatment, drug, strategy or device is safe and effective for human use. The purpose of clinical trials is research, so the studies follow strict scientific standards. These standar

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Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease.

Clinical trial finds no benefits of wearing silk for children with eczema

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new randomized clinical trial tests the health effects and cost effectiveness of wearing silk garments in children with moderate to severe eczema.

High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The use of high-dose vitamin C in patients undergoing standard cancer treatment has been shown to be safe and improve health outcomes in clinical trial.

Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A double-blind, randomized clinical trial tests the effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

Dementia not prevented with vitamin E, selenium, study finds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New clinical trial and cohort study investigate the preventive effects of vitamin E and selenium on elderly men with no symptoms of dementia.

Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.

Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells spread to the bone, but antidepressants may have the potential to halt this process.

Trial finds huge success in HIV treatment

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have been successful in increasing HIV treatment success rates by almost 18 percent.

Investigational drug shows promise for hard-to-treat renal cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Savolitinib seems to halt tumor progression in some people with papillary renal cell carcinoma - a form of kidney cancer - according to new study results.

Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new trial tests the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on people with multiple sclerosis.

Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.

What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk.

Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...

New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The American College of Physicians have just issued their clinical practice guideline for the noninvasive treatment of nonradicular low back pain.

Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

"Bench-to-bedside" describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients.

Alpha-lipoic acid prevents kidney stones in mouse model of rare genetic disease

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful...

Multiple sclerosis: 'Resetting' immune system may achieve long-term remission

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A small clinical trial reveals that over two thirds of patients with multiple sclerosis have been in remission for 5 years after stem cell transplantation.

Two new trials for pediatric brain cancer open at UTHealth/Children's Memorial Hermann

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer have begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Why the bar needs to be raised for human clinical trials

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published in Nature.

Scientists stop and reverse Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found a molecule that restores normal levels of a protein responsible for Alzheimer's disease; tests were performed on mice and monkeys.

Study establishes new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A combination of two chemotherapy drugs - gemcitabine and capecitabine - should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery to remove their tumour, according to...

New clinical trial shows 'promising results' for ASD treatment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Arizona State University are developing autism treatments by improving the gut microbiota through fecal microbial transplants.

Financial ties between researchers and drug industry linked to positive trial results

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, concludes a...

Successful antibody trial in HIV-infected individuals

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a new...