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The True Story Behind ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Reveals What the Movie Left Out

NICO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020Netflix We might as well add The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which just hit Netflix, to the list of “eerily relevant” stories being told today. While the true story that inspired the film took place over 50 years ago, many of the themes and events mirror current events. Just like 2020,… Read More »

Novartis eyes 3rd Kymriah indication with follicular lymphoma trial win

Novartis is hoping a third indication will help position Kymriah better against Gilead Sciences’ rival Yescarta in the CAR-T race—and it has positive early clinical results to back its case. Kymriah has hit its goal of eradicating signs of cancer in patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (r/r FL) at an interim analysis of the phase 2 Elara… Read More »

Support grows for deliberately exposing vaccine trial subjects to COVID-19, with Oxford team leading the way

Article content It began as a proposal on the fringes of science: deliberately exposing people to COVID-19 to speed up development of vaccines, even though there’s no sure-fire treatment for the potentially lethal bug. But the controversial idea of so-called challenge trials to test coronavirus shots seems to be picking up steam, with one huge… Read More »

Asthma inhaler trial as COVID-19 treatment

They are designed to keep asthma attacks in check but a group of Australian researchers believe inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19. A trial by Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University researchers is looking at whether inhalers can stop coronavirus infection becoming a full-blown respiratory illness. They are focused on its potential… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »

The fight goes on: Clinical trial shows promising new treatment for rare blood cancer

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). It has many subtypes. A rare subtype, called intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (or IVLBCL) is notably hard to diagnose accurately because the cancerous lymphocytes grow inside small blood vessels, instead of at lymph nodes, and there is no… Read More »