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    Philosophical critique exposes flaws in medical evidence hierarchies

    Immanuel Kant was famous for writing critiques.

    He earned his status as the premier philosopher of modern times with such works as Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of Judgment. It might have been helpful for medical science if he had also written a critique of evidence.

    Scientific research supposedly provides reliable evidence for physicians to...

    11/13/2017 - 14:30 Science & Society, Clinical Trials, Biomedicine
  • News

    A potential drug found in a sea creature can now be made efficiently in the lab

    A seaweed-like marine invertebrate contains a molecule that has piqued interest as a drug but is in short supply: Collecting 14 tons of the critters, a type of bryozoan, yields just 18 grams of the potential medicine. Now, an efficient lab recipe might make bryostatin 1 easier to get.

    Making more of the molecule could help scientists figure out whether the drug — which has shown mixed...

    10/12/2017 - 17:47 Chemistry, Biomedicine, Clinical Trials
  • News

    Getting a flu ‘shot’ could soon be as easy as sticking on a Band-Aid

    DIY vaccination may be on its way. In the first test in adults, a Band-Aid‒like patch studded with dissolving microneedles safely and effectively delivered a dose of influenza vaccine.

    People using the patch had a similar immune response to the flu vaccine as those who received a typical flu shot, researchers report online June 27 in the Lancet. And nearly all of the patch users...

    06/28/2017 - 16:30 Biomedicine, Health, Clinical Trials
  • News

    DNA may offer rapid road to Zika vaccine

    Last August, scientists injected a potential vaccine for Zika virus into a human being — just 3½ months after they had decided exactly what molecular recipe to use.

    In the world of vaccine development, 3½ months from design to injection is “warp speed,” says vaccine researcher Nelson Michael of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md. Clinical trials can take...

    02/28/2017 - 07:00 Health, Clinical Trials
  • Science Ticker

    Ebola vaccine proves effective, final trial results show

    An experimental Ebola vaccine has triumphed in West Africa.

    Of 5,837 people in Guinea who received a single shot of the vaccine, rVSV-ZEBOV, in the shoulder, none became infected with the virus 10 to 84 days after vaccination. That’s “100% protection,” researchers report December 22 in the Lancet.

    World Health Organization researcher Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo and colleagues tested...

    12/22/2016 - 18:30 Clinical Trials, Health
  • News in Brief

    Ebola vaccine proves effective

    An experimental Ebola vaccine has triumphed in West Africa.

    Of 5,837 people in Guinea and Sierra Leone who received a single shot of the vaccine, rVSV-ZEBOV, none became infected with the virus 10 to 84 days after vaccination. That’s 100 percent protection, researchers report online December 22 in the Lancet.

    World Health Organization researcher Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo and...

    12/22/2016 - 18:30 Clinical Trials, Health
  • Editor's Note

    Scientific success depends on finding light in darkness

    Without light, we cannot see. That’s why “dark galaxies” have eluded astronomers for so long. Two years ago, these star-starved entities were virtually unknown. But scientists now have better ways of seeing, even in dim conditions. New telescopes that can detect the faint light from these mysterious galaxies have enabled scientists to chalk up a considerable list: Dark galaxies seem to be much...

    11/30/2016 - 14:17 Astronomy, Clinical Trials, Animals
  • Science Ticker

    Chinese patient is first to be treated with CRISPR-edited cells

    Chinese scientists have injected a person with CRISPR/Cas9-edited cells, marking the first time cells altered with the technique have been used in humans. Researchers used the powerful gene editor to alter immune cells to fight lung cancer, Nature reports November 15.

    Immune cells called CAR-T cells have already been engineered using other gene-editing technologies. A baby’s leukemia was...

    11/16/2016 - 07:00 Clinical Trials, Cancer, Genetics
  • News

    Popular painkiller doesn’t have more heart risks than others, study claims

    NEW ORLEANS — A long-awaited study on painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the most widely prescribed class of drugs in the world, has concluded that the three most commonly used carry a similar risk of cardiovascular complications. Yet critics say the study was too flawed to fairly compare them.

    Concerns about a type of NSAID called COX-2 inhibitors peaked in 2004...

    11/13/2016 - 21:01 Clinical Trials, Health
  • Feature

    Vaccines could counter addictive opioids

    By age 25, Patrick Schnur had cycled through a series of treatment programs, trying different medications to kick his heroin habit. But the drugs posed problems too: Vivitrol injections were painful and created intense heroin cravings as the drug wore off. Suboxone left him drowsy, depressed and unable to study or go running like he wanted to. Determined to resume the life he had before his...

    06/28/2016 - 12:00 Health, Neuroscience, Clinical Trials