Early cost projections for the newly approved cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 meds from Sanofi/Regeneron and Amgen have predicted the meds will cost providers anywhere between $15 billion and an astronomical $150 billion each year. However, researchers say they are working on a vaccine with the potential to lower high cholesterol in a more cost-effective way.
Functional Neuromodulation, a startup backed by Medtronic and the National Institutes of Health, will advance its deep brain stimulation implant into a Phase III trial to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. DBS is a standard treatment for movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, but hasn't been widely applied to other brain disorders.
The NIH is offering a cash reward to researchers who come up with a plan to advance so-called open science as it part of its continued efforts to encourage data sharing.
Researchers nabbed a $6.8 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop technology to predict, track and treat epileptic seizures. The grant is part of the ongoing BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative launched by President Obama.
The National Institutes of Health just awarded 67 projects $38 million under its Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, putting its total investment the project at $85 million in FY 2015. More than 130 researchers in 8 countries and the U.S. received the funding. They represent 125 institutions.
As scientists explore the genetic underpinnings of disease to help develop new diagnostics and treatments, an NIH-backed team of researchers is creating the world's largest database of human genomic variation aimed at clinical use.
The National Institutes of Health is pressing ahead with plans to gather genetic information on 1 million Americans under President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, angling to kick off the ambitious project next year.
As researchers home in on the genetic underpinnings of disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding a dozen grants to scientists who are exploring ways to combine genomic test information with electronic health records to improve care for patients.
A new fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology designed to be used along with conventional fetal heart rate monitoring contributes little benefit in reducing complications during childbirth, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health.
Northwestern University announced that it has received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an implantable drug delivery system for the prevention of HIV. It's the latest application of drug delivery to solve the classic medical problem of adherence by developing a device that releases medication in a continuous and controlled manner for up to one year.