Tag Archives: Trials

Dr. Bronner’s Pledges Millions To MAPS For MDMA Drug Trials To Help PTSD Sufferers

Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned company that manufactures the popular natural brand of soaps, announced this week that it will donate a total of $ 5 million to a nonprofit organization that was just given a green light by the FDA to start Phase 3 drug trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat treatment-resistant PTSD. Dr. Bronner’s will donate $ 1 million ...

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Male Contraceptive Gel Works With Monkeys, Human Trials In The Works

A new form of male contraceptive has proven to be effective when tested on rhesus monkeys. And if all goes according to plan, researchers may one day conduct their first human trials, as they work on developing what could potentially be a more sustained form of birth control for men. The gel-like substance in question is known as Vasalgel, and ...

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Could Slow Parkinson’s Disease Progression, Human Trials To Begin Next Year, Says Researchers

Human trials are set to begin next year after researchers uncovered that drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes could be used to slow Parkinson’s disease progression, the Science Daily reports. Parkinson’s Disease is a “progressive disease of the nervous system,” effecting over 10 million middle-aged and elderly people in the world which seems to get worse over time, but ...

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Zika Vaccine: Human Clinical Trials Launched In U.S. As Funding Runs Short

Are scientists closing in on a Zika vaccine? Shortly after Zika virus infections caused a historic travel advisory by the CDC earlier this week, officials announced that the first human clinical trials of a Zika vaccine will begin in the United States — even though funding is running short. As part of the global search for answers and effective measures ...

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New Brain Injury Drug May Improve Memory: Clinical Trials Begin In 2017

Could there finally be an effective drug treatment for TBI/brain injuries that improves memory? Brain injuries have been making the news, and a July 22 report from NBC Sports says that “[f]ormer Patriots and Broncos running back Cedric Cobbs avoided jail time on drug charges” mainly because he possibly had a brain injury from his career as a football player. ...

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Flying robot taxi to start trials in Las Vegas

​A drone that can transport humans has been given the go ahead to carry out trials in the US. The Ehang 184, which was first unveiled at CES 2016, is a small, personal helicopter that can transport a single passenger. Rather than one large rotor above the body, the “taxi drone” has four rotors underneath the body, resembling a remote control ...

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HIV: Oregon University Seeking Volunteers For HIV Vaccine Human Trials

Oregon Health & Science University is currently seeking volunteers for human testing of its “promising” HIV vaccine. If that’s not enough, the Oregon university’s approach to its ground-breaking HIV vaccine is reportedly being used to develop vaccines for other diseases and infections, including tuberculosis. While many believe the TB is virtually eradicated, it actually kills almost 2 million people every ...

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Company Says They May Soon Be Able To ‘Reverse Death’ Through ‘Reanimation,’ Clinical Trials Start Next Year

An American company, Bioquark, says they may soon be able to “reverse death” through “reanimation” of the brain. The company notes that to be legally declared dead in the majority of the world you must experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function. This is known as “brain death.” While “brain death” is different from “cardiac death,” in the eyes ...

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“In 2014, there were only 175 jury trials in the entire New York City Criminal Court (about 1/20 of

“In 2014, there were only 175 jury trials in the entire New York City Criminal Court (about 1/20 of 1% of the cases that entered the court the same year). On the other hand, there were about 175,000 guilty pleas.” A CUNY law professor argues for the abolishment of the New York City Criminal Court. Gawker

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Dengue Fever Vaccine Breakthrough, Proves 100% Effective In Human Trials

Dengue fever isn’t heard of very often in America, but it has plagued the southern hemisphere for decades, reaching epidemic levels in many countries, infecting between 50 million and 528 million people yearly – more than 1 in 14 people worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that around 500,000 are hospitalized by the disease every year, many of them children. ...

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