FDA approves magnetic brain-zapping helmet to treat OCD sufferers who don’t respond to therapy or drugs

Over two percent of the population develops obsessive-compulsive disorder at some point over the course of their lives  Repetitive thoughts, compulsions, and behaviors can disrupt these peoples’ lives and isolate them   OCD is characterized by an overly-active brain circuit  Transcranial […]

Bladder control via gene therapy?

What are the limits of gene therapy? “There are no currently available FDA-approved gene therapy treatments for overactive bladder,” reads this press release. And that’s true. But is it, like, a problem? Urovant Sciences believes so, which is why it […]

Cancer drug earns FDA nod after decades

Duncan Hunter chokes up a little when it is suggested that work he began at Western three decades ago will now, finally, be applied to saving hundreds of lives. “It’s a good thing,” said the Chemistry professor emeritus after a […]

FDA grants first approval for CA drug under new pilot programs

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ribociclib (Kisqali) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) as an initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of pre/perimenopausal or postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 […]