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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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Book Review: Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers

11 September 2017 - by Isobel Steer

Is using and destroying a human embryo for medical research ethical? This question is constantly considered in our newspapers, courtrooms and research labs. You almost certainly have an opinion on it... [Read More]

Gene therapy for cancer halted after patient death

11 September 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa

Two trials assessing gene therapy for blood cancer have been put on hold by the US Food and Drug Administration, following a patient fatality... [Read More]

First gene therapy for leukaemia approved

04 September 2017 - by Meetal Solanki

The world's first cancer treatment which uses a patient's own genetically modified immune cells has been approved... [Read More]

Stem cells restore neurons in monkey model of Parkinson's disease

04 September 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Neurons derived from human stem cells have successfully been used to treat and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a primate animal model... [Read More]

Liquid DNA biopsies could be used for cancer screening

21 August 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

US researchers have developed a new blood test to detect cancer-related DNA alterations before patients experience symptoms... [Read More]

Vitamin C slows leukaemia in mice by tweaking key gene

21 August 2017 - by Emma Laycock

High doses of vitamin C may help fight certain leukaemias by boosting the activity of a particular gene, suggests a new study... [Read More]

Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in dogs in world first

31 July 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe

A safe and effective gene therapy treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs has been demonstrated... [Read More]

Supercomputer overcomes key cancer genomics bottleneck

31 July 2017 - by Rikita Patel

The IBM Watson supercomputer can analyse 160 hours' worth of genomic data in just ten minutes... [Read More]

US lab may have edited human embryos for first time

31 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

Scientists in the US may have successfully used genome editing in human embryos to correct disease mutations, according to a report by MIT Technology Review... [Read More]

First personalised vaccines shows promise for skin cancer

10 July 2017 - by Meetal Solanki

A revolutionary vaccine uses the patient’s own immune response to target tumour cells and could be the first step in bespoke, precision medicine. 

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]

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