Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Tuesday announced positive results from a Phase 2a study of its drug candidate ETC-1002 when added to statin therapy in patients with high levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, in their blood.
A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not kill the cancer stem cells. That premise provides the basis for a clinical trial open at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and two other sites testing a drug that has been found in laboratory studies to attack cancer stem cells.
A new clinical trial is testing whether targeting treatments to a genetic anomaly can lead to better treatments for prostate cancer. The trial, led by investigators at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, is being conducted at 11 sites throughout the country.
Aastrom Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), the developer of patient-specific expanded multicellular therapies for the treatment of severe chronic cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the first patients have been enrolled in the ixCELL-DCM clinical trial.
Wixom-based Rockwell Medical Monday announced successful results from a clinical study of Soluble Ferric Pyrophosphate, its investigational iron-delivery drug now in Phase 3 clinical studies for the treatment of iron deficiency in hemodialysis patients.
AlphaCore Pharma announced Tuesday that results from the company’s Phase 1 clinical trial have met the primary endpoint by demonstrating the safety and tolerability of the drug ACP-501 (recombinant human LCAT).
A study published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry showed a new drug to treat diabetes being developed by Metabolic Solutions Development Co. LLC, MSDC-0602, improved insulin resistance and inflammation in obese mice.
Thursday at the European Stroke Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Stryker announced positive results of the clincal trial of Stryker’s Trevo 2, a tool for removing blood clots from the blood vessels of stroke patients.
Three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be permitted to receive a second dose of stem cells delivered directly to the spinal cord, in a clinical trial being led by the University of Michigan’s Eva Feldman, M.D.
The first published results from an early-stage clinical trial show that spinal cord stem cells can be delivered safely into the spines of patients with the condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, opening the door for further research on this innovative approach.