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Genetic disorder causes strokes, vascular inflammation in kids

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified gene variants that cause a rare syndrome of sporadic fevers, skin rashes and recurring strokes, beginning early...

Technique allows for radiation-free detection of tumors

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have developed a way to scan young cancer patients’ bodies for tumors without exposing...

MIT robot may accelerate trials for stroke medications

Robot protocol able to cut time and cost of Phase III drug trials by 70 percent. The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or...

Interested in a Science Career at FDA? Web Portal Opens the...

As a physician and a scientist, I value being part of a rich, vibrant scientific community. Since coming to FDA, I’ve been gratified to...

Potential new treatment for brittle bone disease

Patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) treated with teriparatide, a form of parathyroid hormone approved for treatment of women with osteoporosis, had stronger...

Researchers Study Therapy to Relieve Sickle Cell Pain

Saint Louis University researchers are studying whether ReoPro® (abciximab), a drug currently given to heart patients undergoing angioplasties to open blocked arteries, also could...

Aspirin may stop growth of certain head cancers

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes...

Test Predicts Early Onset of Heart Attacks

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the...
How stem cells help heal traumatic brain injury

Stem cells, guide tubes repair injured peripheral nerve

Using skin-derived stem cells (SDSCs) and a previously developed collagen tube designed to successfully bridge gaps in injured nerves in rat models, the research...

Docs implant next-gen epilepsy-controlling device

Keck Medicine of USC has become the world’s first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug...

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