Archives March 2019

Hope for people with FOP disease as three drugs enter clinical trial – and one could be approved by next year

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare, genetic disease in which damaged muscle and soft tissue turn into bone It affects just 800 people worldwide and there is currently no known cure   Three drugs have entered clinical trials as potential treatments for the condition They target the genes and proteins responsible for the hyperactive bone growth

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Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality

Question  Is consuming dietary cholesterol or eggs associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality? Findings  Among 29 615 adults pooled from 6 prospective cohort studies in the United States with a median follow-up of 17.5 years, each additional 300 mg of dietary cholesterol consumed per day was significantly associated with higher risk of incident CVD (adjusted

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US FDA approves the first immunotherapy for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer

Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) is the first and only cancer immunotherapy approved for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) First new initial treatment option approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people with ES-SCLC in more than 20 years Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy

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Giant study shows Apple Watch can spot heart rhythm changes — but it’s far from ‘medical-grade technology’

New results of a gigantic study testing how well the Apple Watch detects important heart-rhythm changes offer a tantalizing glimpse of how consumer devices might change medicine and lead to new ways to conduct science — but little more. Unfortunately, the data don’t tell us much about whether anyone should buy an Apple Watch, or

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Large Scale Research Initiative RESTORE New presentation

SUPPORT RESTORE AND DIFFUSE INFORMATION USING DOWNLOAD MATERIAL AT https://www.restore-h2020.eu/documents/download/restore_pr_slides_short_update_14_03_2019.pdf Large Scale Research Initiative RESTORE is a “place” where medicine, basic research, technology development and engineering meet, communicate and work together. Advanced Therapies (Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products and Biologised Medical Devices – ATMP/bio-MD) are a potential game changer in health care: They aim to transform

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