The FDA put a stop to a CAR-T cell therapy trial on leukemia sufferers after the deaths of three patients. Juno Therapeutics, the company behind the clinical trial, says it knows what caused the deaths and wants the trial to proceed with modifications.
Metformin research on mice shows that the drug can lengthen their lives by as much as 40%. The FDA has approved a human trial of metformin as an anti-aging drug. Another drug, nicotinamide riboside, exhibits the ability to boost cell regeneration – in mice.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly but surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization and public health initiatives. Now, researchers are saying that there is hope that it will soon never resurface in epidemic proportions again, as an experimental vaccine called VSV-ZEBOV was recently found to be both safe and effective in early human trials.