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First-in-human trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject.

There are a staggering estimated 785,000 new heart attack cases in the United States each year, with no gold standard treatment for repairing the resulting damage to cardiac tissue. There … Continue Reading First-in-human trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject.

The FDA clears the first-ever newborn test to detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit for the company PerkinElmer, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe … Continue Reading The FDA clears the first-ever newborn test to detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.

Dosage determined in landmark human study of stem cell therapy for heart attack.

Patients who receive more cells get significant benefits. That’s a key lesson emerging from a clinical trial that was reported at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago. In this … Continue Reading Dosage determined in landmark human study of stem cell therapy for heart attack.

FDA approves world’s first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the … Continue Reading FDA approves world’s first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.

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