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Study Finds Tests Used to Measure Internal Bleeding For Patients Taking Two Popular Drugs May Not Be Reliable

A recently-published study found that while internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) ...

Patient-Funded Trials May Do More Harm Than Good, Ethicists Warn

In the era of launching Kickstarter campaigns to pay for just about anything, Carnegie Mellon University ethicists warn that the trend of ...

Ebola vaccine trial begins in Senegal

A clinical trial to evaluate an Ebola vaccine has begun in Dakar, Senegal, after initial research started at the Jenner Institute, Oxford University. The announcement comes as a conference in Oxford discusses the global response to Ebola and the implications for future drug and vaccine development. ... Full story

Study: Virtual Research Studies Feasible

A new pilot study in Parkinson’s disease suggests a new era of clinical research which removes the barrier of distance for both scientists and volunteers. The research, which appears in the journal Digital Health, could also enable researchers to leverage the rapid growth in personal genetic testing to better diagnose, and potentially treat, a wide range of diseases. ... Full story

School experts comment on first real-life trial of successful oral cholera vaccine

School experts have welcomed the results of the first real-life trial of an oral cholera vaccine conducted by researchers in Bangladesh. ... Full story

Immunovaccine Initiates Clinical Trial with DPX-RSV Vaccine

​ Halifax, Nova Scotia – Immunovaccine Inc. (“Immunovaccine” or the “Company”) (TSX: IMV; OTCQX: IMMVF), a clinical stage vaccine and immunotherapy company, today announced that it has enrolled the first healthy adult volunteer in a Phase 1 clinical study of its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine. ... Full story

Clinical Trial Launched to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Autism Drug Treatment

UC San Diego researchers open first study of suramin in children with autism ... Full story

First-in-man clinical trial for Hunter syndrome underway at Emory

Chris Dutcher was diagnosed with Hunter syndrome when he was six years old. He is now 31. Dutcher's symptoms include significant bone disease, short stature, stiff joints, an enlarged liver and spleen and difficulty breathing. ... Full story

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