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Entry closing next Friday for CROY 2021

Entry for the 2021 Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas will be closing next Friday the 18th of June. The 2021 competition is already shaping up to be another hotly contested event, and there is still time for clinical researchers from across the Americas to join their peers and confirm […]

Novartis and Molecular Partners announce start of EMPATHY cl…

Novartis and Molecular Partners announced the start of the clinical trial EMPATHY, a Phase 2 and 3 study, to explore the use of its novel DARPin® therapeutic candidate ensovibep (MP0420) for the treatment of COVID-19. Novartis will conduct the clinical trial program for ensovibep, with Molecular Partners as sponsor of the studies. In March 2021, […]

Man’s Robotic Arm Works Faster With High-Tech Sense of Touch

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) The robot hand extends toward a small cube, guided by signals from electrodes implanted in the brain of partially paralyzed patient Nathan Copeland. In surprisingly smooth fashion, Copeland’s mind directs the robot hand to pick up the […]

Boys Born Very Prematurely May Age Faster as Men

MONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) Boys who weigh less than 2 pounds at birth don’t age as well as their normal-weight peers, a long-term study finds. Canadian researchers have followed a group of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies and their normal-weight counterparts since 1977. When participants were in their early 30s, researchers compared […]

Is Herpes Zoster Contagious? Shingles

While shingles itself is not contagious, the herpes zoster virus that causes it is Herpes zoster is a virus that causes both shingles and chickenpox. While shingles itself is not contagious, the virus is contagious and can be spread to people who have never had chickenpox or have not received a vaccine. After a person […]

EMA starts rolling review of COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) In…

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has started a rolling review of COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated, developed by Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd. The EU applicant for this medicine is Life’On S.r.l. The CHMP’s decision to start the rolling review is based on preliminary results from laboratory studies (non-clinical data) and clinical studies. These studies […]

EMA PRIME status granted for Vertex, CRISPR Therapeutics’ ge…

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics’ gene therapy CTX001 has been granted a Priority Medicines (PRIME) designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). CTX001 is an investigational CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited therapy for the treatment of transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia (TDT). Previously, the gene therapy was also granted a PRIME designation for the treatment of sickle […]

Patients who are obese or overweight are at risk for a more …

COVID-19 patients who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop a more severe infection than patients of healthy weight, and they require oxygen and invasive mechanical ventilation more often. There is no increased risk of death . These conclusions, for which more than 7,000 patients were studied, appear from international research in eleven […]

Non-Emergency Surgeries Are Rebounding, But Backlogs Remain

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) The coronavirus pandemic put elective ear, nose and throat surgeries in the United States on the back burner last spring, but a new study finds those numbers largely rebounded within a few months. Still, “as the pandemic continues, we’ve noted that otolaryngology […]

C-Section Babies Have Microbiome Deficit, But Catch Up Over …

MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) Infants born by cesarean section initially have less diverse gut bacteria than those delivered vaginally, but they catch up within a few years, new research reveals. The researchers also found that it takes a long time for these bacteria colonies — known as the gut microbiome — to mature. […]