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New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

The True Story Behind ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Reveals What the Movie Left Out

NICO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020Netflix We might as well add The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which just hit Netflix, to the list of “eerily relevant” stories being told today. While the true story that inspired the film took place over 50 years ago, many of the themes and events mirror current events. Just like 2020,… Read More »

Drug Used For Cat Coronavirus Infections Fast-Tracked For Clinical Trial In Humans With Covid-19

A drug used to treat coronavirus infections in cats has shown early promise in lab-based studies on … [+] the SARS-CoV2 virus which causes Covid-19 in people. getty A drug used to treat coronavirus infections in cats may soon be used to treat Covid-19 in humans, after researchers showed the drug works against the SARS-CoV2… Read More »

Coronavirus: ‘Right thing’ to be part of plasma trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Blood plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 is being tested as a potential treatment for those still suffering from the disease. It is hoped transfusing seriously ill patients with the plasma – which contains coronavirus antibodies – can give struggling immune systems a helping hand. Mother-of-seven… Read More »

The fight goes on: Clinical trial shows promising new treatment for rare blood cancer

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). It has many subtypes. A rare subtype, called intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (or IVLBCL) is notably hard to diagnose accurately because the cancerous lymphocytes grow inside small blood vessels, instead of at lymph nodes, and there is no… Read More »