First Patient Enrolled in Phase II Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Injuries

The first patient has enrolled in a Phase II clinical trial evaluating a stem cell therapy for the potential early treatment of traumatic injuries and their subsequent complications at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The MATRICS-1 (MultiStem® Administration for Trauma Related Inflammation and Complications) study is being conducted at Memorial Hermann-Texas …

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UVA researcher evaluates a new approach to managing type 2 diabetes

A researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is testing what he calls a “radically different” approach to managing type 2 diabetes for those who can’t or don’t want to lose weight. Daniel Cox, PhD, professor of psychiatry and internal medicine, said his program “flies in the face of conventionality” in that it doesn’t insist …

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Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Passes First Phase of Human Testing

A new drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease has successfully passed the first phase of testing in humans. Preclinical studies had already shown that the drug could improve memory and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in older mice. Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, both in Germany, developed the candidate drug, which, for …

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