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MIT device could give arthritics and others a helping hand with extra fingers

People suffering from limited dexterity in their hands may soon get an extra set of fingers to help navigate daily life with a device researchers at MIT have developed that is worn on the wrist and uses a unique algorithm to mimic human movement.

Phase II trial kicks off for sublingually delivered Parkinson's therapy

A sublingually delivered thin film strip to treat advanced Parkinson's disease kicked off its Phase II clinical trial following discussions with the FDA, Cynapsus Therapeutics announced July 16.

Novartis and Google team up to commercialize 'smart' contact lenses

The deal gives Google a partner with healthcare experience to commercialize the glucose-recording contact lens technology it unveiled earlier this year.

3D anatomy printing set brings cadaver alternatives to life

Developers at Australia's Monash University have created a 3D-printed replica of a cadaver, a move that has the potential to change the face of medical training worldwide.

GlaxoSmithKline's melanoma combo beats Roche's Zelboraf in Phase III

GlaxoSmithKline is touting stellar Phase III results for an in-development combo therapy for melanoma, saying its treatment beat out Roche's Zelboraf in overall survival and led independent advisers to recommend an early end for the study.

Sage up-sizes its ambition on the eve of a much-watched IPO

Biotech luminary Sage Therapeutics is boosting the size of its planned IPO, upping its share offering and expected price range as investors look to its Wall Street debut as a bellwether for the industry.

Amid positive Q2 sales, St. Jude looks to renal denervation as untapped niche

St. Jude Medical is celebrating positive second-quarter sales fueled by tried-and-true products, but the devicemaker wants to capitalize on an untapped niche in the coming year by focusing on renal denervation.

Plant genes could combat resistance to hemophilia drugs

A biochemist has designed a method for improving the treatment of hemophilia using a plant-based drug delivery system that combats resistance to standard clotting factors, which afflicts about one-fourth of those with the disease. 

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance eye Phase III for another COPD contender

The blockbuster duo of GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance are pushing a new respiratory combo therapy into late-stage study, pooling the active ingredients from its last two approved COPD treatments to create a once-daily inhaler.

Nanoliposome vehicles bring second-wave treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Patients with pancreatic cancer whose disease still persists after regular treatments may benefit from a new cancer drug nanoliposome formulation, according to a presentation at the European Society for Molecular Oncology's 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer.