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Where are we with Zika?

With science and medical technology advancing at exponential rates it’s no wonder that 2016 brought us many fascinating medical news stories.  One of the biggest health stories of 2016 was the Zika virus but is there a vaccine yet?  Zika Zika, a mosquito-borne African virus was big news throughout 2016.  The virus started to attract more […]

Competitively Priced Epi Pens Make it to Market

The requirement for 100% reliability in treating an anaphylactic attack is the primary reason that manufacturers have been reluctant to enter the epi-pen market.  Auvi-Q had previously failed in its bid to compete with the EpiPen. Richmond, Va.-based Kaléo, plans to revamp Auvi-Q after ending its licensing agreement with French company Sanofi in February.  Sanofi recalled […]

New Study Indicates Role of Fungi in Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.  Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract. While symptoms vary from patient to patient, the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent need […]

Current Cancer Research May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

More than 1 million people in the United States live daily with Parkinson’s disease. The disease systematically takes away the patient’s motor abilities, leaving them with a slow and labored gait, rigid limbs, tremors, shuffling and a lack of balance. A recent study , reported in the journal Science in the last week, suggests that […]

Biotech Startup Targets Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & ALS

Denali Therapeutics, the company formed last year by three former executives of  legendary Genentech to develop Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS treatment, is beginning to share their plans for the $217 million raised in venture capital. Announcing that they have raised another $130 million from investors, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a well-known neuroscientist, president of Rockefeller University in New […]

FDA Approval of New Concussion Testing Devices

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million emergency room visits annually in the U.S.  The majority of these injuries are considered non-life threatening, including concussions; although awareness regarding the possibility of complications resulting from a concussion has risen in recent years. Studies have determined that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), […]

Seeking More Effective Clinical Drug Trial Recruitment

  As recently reported on WSJ.com, it is estimated that 1.7 million patients participate in 80,000 drug-company sponsored trials globally each year. Researchers are finding it more difficult to attract and retain the requested number of patients in order to complete studies on time and within budget. There are significant challenges to clinical drug trial […]

Pancreatic Transplant Offers Hope for Diabetes Cure

For those living with Type 1 diabetes, their treatment regimen dictates how they live their life. As the patient’s pancreas doesn’t make insulin correctly – and insulin is imperative in blood sugar control – patients must be subjected to multiple daily injections, or wear an insulin pump. Necessary monitoring of glucose levels around every mealtime […]