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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial Shows Statins Help

A two-year, 140-participant clinical trial has some good news for sufferers of multiple sclerosis and their loved ones. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that destroys the myelin sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It results in a host of symptoms including loss of sensitivity, muscle weakness, difficulty moving, chronic and acute pain, speech problems, and …

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New Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial Begins

With the HPV vaccine a success for preventing cervical cancer, doctors are now turning to the treatment of an even more common sexually transmitted infection – herpes. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week announced that it is sponsoring a clinical trial of a genital herpes vaccine. The trial will be led by the National Institute of Allergy …

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HIV Cure ‘Within Months,’ Say Danish Researchers

Last week, those hoping to find a cure for HIV were disappointed by the failure of a U.S. clinical trial for an HIV vaccine. This week, the hope that a cure can be found may have been renewed. According to a report from The Telegraph, Danish researchers believe they are close to an affordable cure for the HIV virus. Doctors …

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HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial, Vaccinations Stopped

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim review that the vaccine does not prevent HIV and does not reduce viral loads in people who have HIV. According …

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HIV Test For Babies Tested For Developing Nations

A clinical trial of a new HIV drug test could improve the lives of both mothers and children in developing nations. The test delivers results in under one hour – far faster than conventional tests – and researchers hope it will increase the rate at which HIV positive infants are diagnosed and treated. The pending trial was announced this week …

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Cancer Treatment Kevetrin Begins Clinical Trials

Today the Cellceutix Corporation announced that its new anti-cancer drug candidate Kevetrin will soon be entering clinical trials at the Harvard Cancer Center’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Cellceutix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on small molecule drugs for the treatment of “unmet” medical conditions, such as drug-resistant cancers and autoimmune diseases. Kevetrin is Cellceutix’s name …

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Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who made less than $20,000 were 44 percent less likely to take part in these clinical trials. Researchers feel that those …

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