Clinical Trials News
Lauren Miller Rogen: What My Mother's Alzheimer's Battle Taught Me
Editor's Note: Lauren Miller Rogen is an actress and screenwriter who co-founded the nonprofit Hilarity for Charity with her husband, actor Seth Rogen . Hilarity for Charity is a movement that aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease with young people. Since it began in 2012, Hilarity for
Stem Cell Researchers Anxious About Trump Presidency
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, scientists are anxiously waiting to see if his policies will affect ongoing scientific research that utilizes embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue. Both embryonic stem cell research and fetal tissue research have faced either backlash or
Love/Hate for Week 1: The other side of the 'Fantasy Life'
I don't know, man. I honestly don't know. When you give advice for a living, as I do, that's what we call "a less than ideal answer." You're always supposed to know. Sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong, but you're not supposed to say "I don't know." This is the start of my 17th year of
TNT broadcaster Craig Sager undergoes rare third bone marrow transplant
HOUSTON -- The chemotherapy has diminished Craig Sager's once-lustrous chestnut hair to a few unruly strands, and on this day of hope, a simple green T-shirt and blue shorts adorn the man known by millions for his ostentatious wardrobe and easy rapport with the NBA's elite. He methodically extended
Feds Use Funds for Medicaid, Children's Services to Avoid Delaying Zika Vaccine Research
Federal health officials have been forced to take $81 million in funds from various government programs, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration for Children and Families, in order to avoid delaying research on Zika vaccines, according to a letter from U.S.
Congress Urged to Return From Recess as Zika Money Dries Up
The Zika virus is in the United States and money dedicated to fighting the virus is running out, but that doesn't mean Congress has plans to return, yet. Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter today outlining exactly how and when the current funds will run out, pleading with Congress to work
Byrd uses relationship with the Diamondbacks to bring awareness to SMA
IT WAS Star Wars night a couple of months ago at Chase Field in Phoenix, and Chris Byrd went a little overboard. He dressed his kids up in elaborate costumes and fashioned their wheelchairs into a sandcrawler and a command shuttle. The wheelchairs took about 20 hours to decorate, and the question
‘Precision Medicine’ Pills Shrink Little Girl’s Rare Brain Tumors After Chemo Fails
Today, Allison Schablein looks like a healthy 8-year-old, recently finishing her dance class and looking forward to summer. But this little girl from New Hampshire has overcome a type of cancer that is often fatal for children. At age 4, Allison started telling her parents that she had headaches.
Former Pharmaceutical Exec Who Quit to Care for Ailing Sister Explains ‘Logical’ Decision
Christi Shaw was U.S. president of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis when she stunned the business world by walking away from it all. She did it to care for her older sister, Sherry Whitford, who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer more than two years ago. Whitford was facing a potentially bleak
What We Know About the First Zika Vaccine Trial by Inovio Pharmaceuticals
A U.S. company has announced the first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine intended to prevent the virus from spreading further. Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday it will start a Phase I safety trial of their potential vaccine in the next few weeks. Here's what we know about this first