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

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

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

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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

Mon, 08 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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

Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer respond best to salvage chemotherapy when pre-treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who require salvage chemotherapy are 30% more likely to achieve a partial response if they have been pre-treated with a PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint...

Chronic migraine severity reduced with investigational drug

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a phase IIb study, an investigational drug called eptinezumab led to a significant reduction in the severity of chronic migraine.

Relapsing-remitting MS: Alemtuzumab boosts outcomes for black patients

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A trial reveals that the drug alemtuzumab may improve outcomes for black patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who are often understudied.

Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.

Is alternate-day fasting more effective for weight loss?

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Alternate day fasting regimens have increased in popularity because some patients find it difficult to adhere to a conventional weight-loss diet.

New model could speed up colon cancer research

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon tumors that very closely resemble human tumors.

Scientists create leukaemia online tool to aid global search for cure

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the...

Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.

Life-saving technique trialled as part of University study

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An emergency treatment that could save the lives of car crash victims and others with life-threatening bleeding injuries is to be trialled as part of a new £1.

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.