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New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

Support grows for deliberately exposing vaccine trial subjects to COVID-19, with Oxford team leading the way

Article content It began as a proposal on the fringes of science: deliberately exposing people to COVID-19 to speed up development of vaccines, even though there’s no sure-fire treatment for the potentially lethal bug. But the controversial idea of so-called challenge trials to test coronavirus shots seems to be picking up steam, with one huge… Read More »

HIV vaccine trial failure is a “wake up call” for southern Africa, say researchers

Gus Cairns talks to Linda-Gail Bekker and Glenda Gray about the future of HIV vaccine research “We have an answer – the regimen simply didn’t work. It feels really grim, though, today.” This was the immediate and heartfelt reaction of one of the principal investigators of the first large-scale HIV efficacy vaccine trial to be launched for… Read More »

Drug companies avert landmark opioids trial as talks on $48 billion settlement set to resume

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $ 48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $ 260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic. Drug distributors… Read More »