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Clinical trial

A research study in which new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease are tested on human participants.



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Genome study suggests a fifth of adults carry disease mutations

03 July 2017 - by Cara Foley

Approximately 22 percent of healthy adults carry mutations that are associated with disease, found the first ever randomised clinical trial using whole-genome sequencing... [Read More]

Safety matters – can we be sure that CRISPR-Cas9 is not producing unwanted genetic alterations?

03 July 2017 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

Recent debate over the safety of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing following a study that suggested it can cause hundreds of unexpected mutations left me puzzled... [Read More]

Liquid biopsy may help target prostate cancer treatment

26 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

A new three-in-one blood test could progress personalised treatment for patients with prostate cancer... [Read More]

Vitamin C and antibiotic combination offers new approach to cancer

19 June 2017 - by Rachel Reeves

Cancer stem cells, thought to be the root cause of tumour recurrence, could be eradicated using vitamin C and antibiotics, suggests a new study... [Read More]

Two blood cancers treated successfully with immunotherapy

12 June 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa

Two trials of a new gene therapy have successfully treated blood cancers in patients who were unresponsive to standard treatment... [Read More]

China plans embryonic stem cell trials for Parkinson's and blindness

05 June 2017 - by Emma Lamb

Two teams of doctors in China are to administer embryonic stem cell therapy from fertilised human embryos to treat different degenerative diseases... [Read More]

CRISPR genome editing may cause unintended mutations

05 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

CRISPR may introduce hundreds of unwanted mutations into the genome, a small study finds... [Read More]

100-year-old method to flush fallopian tubes may cut need for IVF

22 May 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe

Flushing the fallopian tubes of infertile women with poppyseed oil increases their chances of conceiving, according to a new study... [Read More]

Gene therapy success in age-related macular degeneration trial

22 May 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A small, preliminary clinical trial has demonstrated safe and well-tolerated gene therapy to treat wet age-related macular degeneration... [Read More]

DNA tests spot returning lung cancer a year before scans

02 May 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Blood tests for tumour DNA could predict relapse of the most common type of lung cancer up to one year before clinical signs show up on patient's scans... [Read More]

Unproven stem cell therapies – promise versus evidence

02 May 2017 - by Cathal Farrell

The ability of stem cells to divide into different mature cell types has ignited the field of regenerative medicine. Stem cells promise to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues without the need for orthodox medical or surgical interventions. However, there is disparity between the expectations held by the general public and some medical professionals versus the reality of the emerging clinical evidence... [Read More]

Autism stem cell trial reports improvement in symptoms

10 April 2017 - by Dr Lucy Freem

Children with autism spectrum disorder who received infusions of their own stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood as part of a clinical trial have no apparent lasting adverse effects after one year... [Read More]

Fertility treatment add-ons: do they add up?

03 April 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The controversial issue of IVF 'add-ons' – techniques and treatments offered to fertility patients on top of standard IVF – has been the subject of intense debate and media attention since last November's BBC Panorama's documentary, which claimed that many techniques advertised on fertility clinics websites were not backed up by good scientific evidence of success... [Read More]

Stem cells could be used to create 'endless supply of blood'

03 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A new method of producing red blood cells outside the body on a large scale has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol... [Read More]

Stem cells used to treat erectile dysfunction

03 April 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Men with erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery were able to have intercourse again after receiving an experimental stem cell therapy using cells taken from their own abdomen, a Danish study has shown... [Read More]

Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients

20 March 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A genetic study of breast cancer patients suggests that existing drugs for treating rare breast and ovarian cancers may help more patients than previously thought... [Read More]

Remission in one-third of terminal lymphoma patients after gene therapy

06 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A trial gene therapy has reversed terminal blood cancer in a third of patients... [Read More]

First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease

17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]

Discussion of ethics of new IVG technique is needed, say US experts

16 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Three US experts say public conversation should begin now on the ethical challenges raised by a new fertility technology that could reprogram any human cell into eggs and sperm... [Read More]

Anti-CRISPR - an off-switch for genome editing

09 January 2017 - by Dr Özge Özkaya

Scientists have discovered a new set of proteins that can block the CRISPR/Cas9 system... [Read More]

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