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Drug that prevents kidney disease to undergo world-first human trial in Australia

A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice will undergo world-first human trials in Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 10:46:21

Steroids ineffective for chest infections in non-asthmatic adults: study

Oral steroids are not effective for treating acute lower respiratory tract infections, or chest infections, in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, according to a new study published in the US journal JAMA Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:43:45

Scientists begin patient trials for multi-drug resistant malaria in Africa

Medical scientists have launched a patient trial for KAF156, a next-generation antimalarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite in Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:40:03

Australian researchers make breakthrough in peanut allergy treatment

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/18 0:13:39

New drug combined with traditional chemotherapy can cure rare cancer

An experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor in mice and prevented a recurrence within 300 days, a University of Michigan (UM) study found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 8:01:02

New blood test spots tumor-derived DNA for early cancer detection

US researchers said Wednesday that they have developed a new test that identified more than half of 138 people with relatively early-stage colorectal, breast, lung and ovarian cancers by detecting tiny amounts of DNA circulating in the blood that originate from tumors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 8:00:45

Researchers get SBIR grant for novel drug targeting heart diseases

Researchers of Louisana State University (LSU) got more than 1.4 million US dollars fund to study the potential efficacy of a novel drug targeting heart diseases, according to a public release on Monday by the university.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:10:03

Immunotherapy shows promise in type 1 diabetes clinical trial: study

A pioneering treatment that "retrains" the immune system, known as immunotherapy, has been found able to help slow the progression of type 1 diabetes, according to results of a clinical trial published Wednesday in the US journal Science Translational Medicine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:01:41

VR treatment on drug addicts shows success

China has achieved initial success in using virtual reality (VR) technology to treat drug addiction.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 22:23:40

Study: probiotics benefits may be overstated, at least for asthma prevention

A new study finds that there is no clear evidence that probiotics, the "friendly" bacteria strain of lactobacillus, prevent eczema, a frequent precursor to asthma.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 7:50:12