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The results from a Phase 1 trial into the safety of a landmark chlamydia vaccine have just been published demonstrating promising signs the treatment is safe, and potentially effective in preventing the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world... Continue Reading Landmark chlamydia vaccine passes first stage of human trials Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria
A new type of underwater robot has completed sea trials in Monterey Bay, California. Developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and partners, the Mesobot is a semi-autonomous robotic submersible designed to study the marine twilight zone of the mesopelagic region... Continue Reading Robot to study the marine twilight
A novel experimental drug is showing promising results from its final phase of human clinical trials. Part of a new class of drugs called JAK-inhibitors, this therapy targets rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and is hoped to be approved for use by the FDA within the next 12 months... Continue Reading Experimental new rheumatoid arthritis drug passes final phase of human trials Category: Medi
Over 30 years ago, a molecule with incredible anti-cancer properties was discovered in sea sponges. However, it was so structurally complex scientists have been unable to synthesize it in large enough quantities to be able to test it in humans. Now a team of scientists has finally made a landmark breakthrough, achieving total synthesis of the molecule in volumes large enough to proceed to
Kodak Alaris has given a boost to those waiting for newly resurrected Ektachrome E100 to be introduced in formats larger than 35mm with an announcement that it will be testing a new coating process at the end of next month to make roll film. The company has said in the past that the process for coating 35mm film and 120 roll and sheet films is different and that the method used to make the initia
Fieldwork Robotics – a spinout company from the University of Plymouth in the UK – has announced the successful completion of early field trials of a raspberry-harvesting robot. If commercialized, the system could help make up for a shortage of human fruit pickers in the country... Continue Reading Raspberry-picking robot completes first field trials Category: Robotics Tags: Fruit
As promising as some treatments are in lab tests, unfortunately they don't always meet hopes when translated to the real world. Now, scientists at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have investigated a class of cancer drugs that failed in human trials, and found out why. Better yet, they went on to identify another drug that could finally make the treatment work... Continue Readin
Two newly published studies are suggesting modulating activity of the hormone vasopressin may help treat the social impairments associated with autism. The two clinical trials use different approaches to target vasopressin and while both trials are reporting positive results some experts are suggesting it is too early to conclude these hormone treatments would be beneficial to all autistic
An army of tiny robots scuttling about inside your mouth cleaning your teeth. It's a disquieting thought, and yet it might be one of the most effective ways to deal with the sticky bacterial biofilms that coat our choppers – as well as water pipes, catheters and other tough-to-clean items... Continue Reading The future of dental cleaning? Biofilm-busting micro-robots impress in precision c
Positive early results from the first phase of human testing for a unique colorectal cancer vaccine are proving promising. A newly published study outlining the Phase I trial results suggests the vaccine is safe, and stimulates immune activation, paving the way for larger human trials... Continue Reading Success in first phase of human trials for colorectal cancer vaccine Category: Medica


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