FDA Rejects Elon Musk’s Neuralink Bid to Start Human Trials of Brain Chip
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) turned down a bid from Neuralink, the human brain chip startup founded by Elon Musk, to begin human trials, Reuters reported Thursday. In explaining the decision to Neuralink, the agency outlined dozens of issues...
New Biomaterial Heals Tissues From the Inside Out
A newly developed biomaterial that is capable of being injected intravenously may decrease inflammation in tissue while also promoting the healing of both cells and tissue. Both rodent and big animal models were utilized to evaluate the efficacy of the...
New Pill Treats Diabetic Cats Without Daily Insulin Shots
Bexacat, the first FDA-approved orally administered drug for diabetic cats that have not already received insulin treatment, will be available in the United States soon. The drug, in the form of bexagliflozin tablets, is intended specifically for cats with...
The Greek Doctor Behind the New Alzheimer’s Drug
A Greek, born and bred in Thessaloniki, is offering the world a wonder drug. No, his name is not Albert Bourla of Pfizer. Stelios Papadopoulos of Biogen will help millions with Alzheimer's.
New Alzheimer’s Drug Designed to Slow Disease Approved by FDA
The FDA has approved a new drug shown to slow down the early stages of Alzheimer’s despite controversy surrounding some of its more serious side effects. Lecanemab, the first drug to actively decelerate the progress of the disease, seems to...
FDA Authorizes Updated COVID-19 Boosters
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two freshly revised COVID-19 boosters: one created by Moderna and one by Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. The original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant, which was the target of the first...
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Says a Fourth Booster Shot is “Necessary”
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Sunday that it will be necessary to receive an additional fourth booster shot against Covid-19. During an interview on CBS he said that "It is necessary, a fourth booster right now...The protection that you...
Eyedrops That Could Replace Reading Glasses Now Available
VUITY eyedrops, an innovative new once-daily eye drop treatment that gives users sharp close-range vision for up to six hours, are now available through prescription at pharmacies across the country. The eyedrops, which became available on December 9, treat presbyopia,...
Merck Finds Covid Pill is Less Effective Than Previously Estimated
German pharmaceutical company Merck said on Friday that its anti-Covid pill was found to be 20% less effective in a final analysis of a clinical trial. The drug, called molnupiravir, was initially estimated to cut the risk of hospitalization and...
CDC Approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine for Children, Rollout Begins
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in children 5 to 11 on Tuesday, the final step needed to begin the vaccine rollout for eligible kids. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that the...