Preclinical Studies

IMAGE: Mastomys coucha rodents vaccinated against skin papillomavirus (MnPV) do not develop skin tumors, in contrast to unvaccinated animals. view more Credit: Daniel Hasche Papillomaviruses (linked to cervical cancer when they infect the mucosal tissue in the female reproductive tract) can also infect normal skin, where they cause warts and possibly non-melanoma skin cancer, mostly in […]

Ariste Medical has revealed new research outlining the company’s novel method for addressing medical device failure in open ventral hernia repair. With more than 350,000 procedures performed annually, ventral hernia repair is among the most common surgeries in the United States, but often results in high rates of infection, excess morbidity and healthcare expenses. Ariste’s […]

IMAGE: The study evaluated the biocompatibility and hemodynamic performance of the Infant Jarvik 2015 in the chronic sheep model. view more Credit: Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston The number of children with severe heart failure is increasing. Over the last decade, ventricular assist devices (VADs) have become the standard of care in the management of severe heart […]

A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung metastases in mice. This landmark study appears today in Nature Biotechnology (early online edition). The majority of cancer deaths are due to metastases to the lung […]

CLEVELAND, March 10, 2016 — Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. “Overall, we have made substantial progress over the past twelve months,” said Gil Van Bokkelen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Athersys.  “We have seen that MultiStem® treatment has the potential to […]

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By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Preclinical study data published online in the scientific journal Nutrition Diabetes reports that tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) — a naturally occurring analogue of THC — possesses positive metabolic effects in animal models of obesity. British researchers assessed the effects of THCV administration on dietary-induced and genetically modified obese mice. Authors reported that although THCV administration did not […]

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According to a new study, a non-psychotropic component of marijuana called Cannabidiol may enhance the healing process of bone fissures. The study also found that bones treated with marijuana were stronger and less likely to fracture again In the wake of moves to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes across many states, researchers are now digging […]

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A cannabis derivative could help children with epilepsy, according to a series of studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. A cannabis derivative appears to help prevent seizures. Cannabidiol (CBD), a type of cannabinoid, has come into focus as a potential therapy for various conditions, including epilepsy. CBD is […]

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Erythropoietin (EPO) support during radiation therapy had no impact on outcomes in patients with head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and mild or moderate anemia, long-term results of a randomized trial showed. Locoregional failure, locoregional progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) did not differ significantly between patients who received concomitant EPO and those who […]

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