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Archive for the ‘Medical Breakthroughs’ Category

One of the diseases getting the most attention for clinical trials recently is Alzheimer’s disease. There have been several exciting developments in the past few years and initial clinical trial data is looking the most promising it’s ever been. However, patient recruitment still remains an issue for many trials and clinical research sites around the nation. […]

Oct 24, 2016

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The results are in! We have ClinEdge President, Christian Burns, and Director of Marketing, Ashley Eldridge, reporting back from the 2016 Drug Information Association Conference held in Philadelphia. “DIA 2016 is the largest global interdisciplinary event that brings together key thought leaders and innovators from industry, academia, regulatory and government agencies, health, patient, and philanthropic […]

Jul 12, 2016

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalpathy (CTE) is a rare disease that was diagnosed in the NFL Football player Mike Webster in 2002. You may have heard about this disease in the past couple years if you are an NFL football fan, or if you heard of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith which delve into Dr. Bennet […]

Mar 15, 2016

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Engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin, Texas are making new advancements in the field of epidermal electronics. The small, temporary-tattoo like patches measure circulation, hydration levels, heart rate and even body temperature. The patches make it possible for patients to be monitored remotely instead of being hooked up to a plethora of […]

Oct 05, 2015

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There are currently 123,000 Americans waiting for life-saving organ transplants. For people who need heart transplants, the average wait time is nearly 4 months. A new device, called “heart in a box,” may change that. Made by Transmedics, the device allows surgeons to “reanimate” hearts from recently deceased donors. It might sound a tad Frankenstein-like, […]

Sep 02, 2015

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Researchers in the U.K. have completed the first bionic eye implant in history. The device, called Argus II, is made by Second Sight, an American visual prosthetics company. 80-year-old Ray Flynn, the implant’s recipient, had dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the most common form of blindness in the developed world. He had developed […]

Jul 31, 2015

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Zion Harvey, an 8-year-old boy from Owings Mills, Maryland, has become the youngest ever recipient of a double hand transplant. A 40-person surgical team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia completed the procedure early in July, but waited until this week to announce its success. The hospital had already performed a bilateral hand transplant in […]

Jul 30, 2015

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At this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, there was one word on everyone’s mind: immunotherapies. Here’s why: a recent clinical study in melanoma patients found that two immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, halted cancer progression in 58 percent of participants when used together. That’s big. Cancers are made up of the body’s […]

Jun 02, 2015

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A Russian man recently volunteered to undergo the first-ever human head transplant. Let me repeat that—the first-ever human head transplant. Valery Spiridonov has Werding-Hoffman disease. This rare genetic disorder, also known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), destroys motor neurons in the spinal cord and around the brain stem. The disease prevents Spiridonov from walking or […]

Apr 13, 2015

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